Definitions

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  • n. A walk or passage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A walk or passage; -- applied to passages of various kinds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alley; a walk.
  • n. A passage, gangway, or gallery in a building.
  • n. A covered passage; a cloister.
  • n. In medieval milit. arch., a footway on the summit of a wall or rampart, behind the battlements; also, the passageway within the hoarding or bratticing.

Etymologies

Old French alure, aleure, walk, gait, from aler (French aller) to go. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Her black hair was cut short, but somehow she always managed to have her bangs covering one eye to give her an additional bit of alure.

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  • a walk or passageway

    July 5, 2009