(space science) Acronym of Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array.
Places in the U.S., Canada, and several other countries.
(Mormonism) One of two prophets, the Elder and the Younger, and a book in the Book of Mormon.
An Egyptian singer or dancing-girl used for entertainment or as a professional mourner.
Origin of alma
Usually explained as Latinalma (“nourishing, kind”). It has also been used as a diminutive of Germanic compound names beginning with the element Amal-, as in Amelia.
From colloquial Arabicعالمة (‘ālima), originally a feminine adjective meaning “learned, knowledgeable”, from علم (‘alima, “to know”).
Alma Sentence Examples
On the 20th the Russian army, strongly posted on the banks of the Alma, was completely defeated, and it is almost certain that, if the victory had been at once followed up, Sevastopol would have fallen.
To avoid fraudulent he said quot in front of his alma mater.
That timber was carried to Hobart in smaller ketches, specially for ALMA to load.
Alma redemptoris mater is an anonymous setting by an unknown composer, here transcribed and transposed for soprano, alto and tenor solo voices.
A multi-screen cinema, an Asian cinema and of course the historic Harrow School, alma mater of such notables as Sir Winston Churchill.