Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common abbreviation of Latin et alii (masculine) or et aliæ (feminine), ‘and others’: used in legal captions: as, Smith, Brown, Jones, et al.
  • n. An abbreviation of the Latin et alibi, ‘and elsewhere.’

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  • adv. and elsewhere (used when referring to other occurrences in a text)
  • adv. and others ('et al.' is used as an abbreviation of `et alii' (masculine plural) or `et aliae' (feminine plural) or `et alia' (neuter plural) when referring to a number of people)
  • adv. and others ('et al.' is used as an abbreviation of `et alii' (masculine plural) or `et aliae' (feminine plural) or `et alia' (neuter plural) when referring to a number of people)
  • adv. and elsewhere (used when referring to other occurrences in a text)

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  • Just learned that he hails from Petaluma.

    February 24, 2008

  • Almost as prolific as 'Anonymous'.

    January 14, 2008

  • Oy. ;-)

    December 21, 2007

  • Did he learn than from his shady Saudi cousin Ali bin Hannib, better known as Hannib Al?

    December 21, 2007

  • Smeagol's treasure, the bane of Isildur, was fashioned out of precious metal. When they took it away from him, it left him contorted in a manner quite fetal. He vowed revenge, that his next meal would involve Al's liver, some fava beans and a nice chianti. A nicely balanced vegetal snack.

    December 21, 2007

  • You know, it could be al dente. And we know what he et.

    December 21, 2007

  • When I walk backwards, I just end up ssensselesu.

    December 21, 2007

  • That's using the old parietal lobe!

    December 21, 2007

  • "I've heard et Al's going into business with Apple on an auction website that sells Latin relics." - iBid.

    December 21, 2007

  • He'll have to use centripetal force to escape.

    December 21, 2007

  • Metallic swallowed him too. Poor dude.

    December 21, 2007

  • I hate it when that happens.

    December 21, 2007

  • He told me he always walks forwards. If he walks backwards he never arrives on time.

    December 21, 2007

  • He gets swallowed up by nature.

    December 21, 2007

  • Cool.

    December 21, 2007

  • Al Fresco. Quiet guy. Likes the outdoors.

    December 21, 2007

  • So who is this Al guy who seems to have had a hand in almost every academic publication I've ever read?

    December 21, 2007