American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Lava having a rough surface.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In recipes, an abbreviation equivalent, when used after the names of several ingredients, to ‘of each one take.’
- n. A form of cooled lava-stream of which the surface consists of jagged and irregular blocks. The blocks represent the chilled and solidified crust of a molten mass, and were formed during a pause. When the onward movement was resumed the frozen cakes were piled one upon another. Contrasted with pahoehoe, which refers to smooth or fluted surfaces. Both words are of Hawaiian origin, but are occasionally used in English writings on volcanoes.
C. E. Dutton, Ann. Rep. Director U. S. Geol. Survey 1884, p. 95.
- n. An abbreviation of Assistant Adjutant-General.
- always afloat
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. acronym for associate in arts, a college degree granted for successful completion of a two-year course of study in arts or general topics.
- n. Acronym. Alcoholics Anonymous.
- n. an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism
- n. an associate degree in arts
- n. a dry form of lava resembling clinkers
- From Hawaiian ʻaʻā. (Wiktionary)
- Hawaiian 'a'ā, to burn, aa. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well, in Norwegian aa - å, and is sorted last, while in English aa are just double a and comes before ab.”
“The three companies of the 16th Battalion camped in aa triangular formation with battalion headquarters located in the center and approximately 10 minutes 'walk from each company.”
“Worse, with more than two copies of some genes, each as likely as the next to have SNPs, some of those no doubt resulting in aa substitutions, a few of which may present alternative binding functionality in configurative operation, any or all modifiable post-translation, each coordinated with potentially operative expression suites with a number of other genes with other forms and functions, it doesn't look much like we'll ever be able to pin all THAT down either.”
“We'll post the attributes of an invalid user with screen name aa/noyes and email address anoyes@example, com.”
“Then shall we be worthy of bearing the same name aa those heroes who planted their victorious standards on the banks of the river Jordan, with the same hands with which they guided tiie plough aod, the shuttle.”
“nenu ralchina chemata chukkala avirera/ aa akasaniko neelibottuni diddindee….”
“To get a sense of language patterns of the era, Dr. Smithline studied the 80,000 letter-characters contained in Jefferson's State of the Union addresses, and counted the frequency of occurrences of "aa," "ab," "ac," through "zz.”
“Nobody showcases a word with an "aa" like Schlemihl Lefty.”
“The "aa" means that you hold the vowel sound for two beats as opposed to one.”
Arabic for Dummies
“In English transcription, the long fatHa form is written as "aa," such as in kitaab (kee-taab; book) or baab (bahb; door).”
Arabic for Dummies
These user-created lists contain the word ‘aa’.
List of plant names (common or scientific) that go trippingly off the tongue, are fun to contemplate, expose the wit of the namer, or just plain befuddle.
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Here I have in mind a list of words that could be spelled with only the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G--and thus could also be played as a tune on the piano.
Go for it, brothers and sisters! I personally have been suffering long for lack of an open reduplicatives list
Soil samples for stone soup.
aa gets over 40 hits
aardvark 49 hits
abbatoir 103 hits
abjure 138 hits
'He spent the greater part of his life campaigning to have respelt those words that LOOK as though they are spelt wrongly but aren't.'
Re Otto Tibbit's father, fourteen times Scrabble champio...
Those foreign, abbreviated, hyphenated, or capitalized words that make you want to scream "aa" and throw the board at your opponent.
Words containing no consonants and found in at least one major dictionary.
Foreign words permitted.
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