Ala Definition

ālə
alae
noun
A wing.
Webster's New World
A winglike structure, as a lobe of the ear or a side petal of a butterfly-shaped corolla.
Webster's New World
A wing or winglike structure or part.
American Heritage Medicine
A flat, winglike anatomic process or part, especially of bone.
American Heritage Medicine
The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or either one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
American Heritage Medicine
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abbreviation
Alabama.
Webster's New World
American Library Association.
Webster's New World
adjective
Ala is French and is defined as prepared in a certain way or for a particular person.
An example of ala used as an adjective is in the phrase "chicken ala king," which means chicken for a king, typically a chicken cooked in a cream sauce with green peppers, mushrooms and red peppers.
YourDictionary
preposition
(colloquial) Alternative form of a la.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Ala

Noun

Singular:
ala
Plural:
alae

Origin of Ala

  • From French à la, by way of its English derivation a la.

    From Wiktionary

  • Originated 1730–40 from Latin āla (“wing”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin āla wing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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