Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling, containing, or composed of wings or alae.
  • adjective Anatomy Concerned with the armpit; axillary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having alæ or wings.
  • In botany, borne in the forks of a stem; axillary; situated in the axils or forks of a plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or having, wings.
  • adjective (Bot.) Axillary; in the fork or axil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy of or relating to the armpit; axillary.
  • adjective Having, resembling, or composed of wings or alae.
  • noun A growth-regulating chemical sprayed on fruit trees; entire crop can be harvested at one time; daminozide.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time
  • adjective having or resembling wings
  • adjective of or relating to the axil

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ālāris, from āla, wing.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin ala ("wing") + -ar (adjectival suffix).

Examples

  • These form two fringe-like folds termed the alar folds; below, these folds converge and are continued as a single band, the patellar fold (ligamentum mucosum), to the front of the intercondyloid fossa of the femur.

    III. Syndesmology. 7b. The Knee-joint

  • Apples get their alar -- Dr. Oz is just one of many who worries about what's inside our favorite northern fruit.

    Matthew Edlund, M.D.: Food Safety and Terrorism

  • Just like the Meryl Streep commercial about alar horrified new moms away from apples in the late 1980s, fear-mongering messages about mercury in seafood contribute to the woefully low amount of seafood women eat today in the U.S. The distinction is that seafood- and omega-3-deficient diets introduce measurable risks to health.

    Jennifer McGuire: Why You Should Eat Fish

  • Just like the Meryl Streep commercial about alar horrified new moms away from apples in the late 1980s, fear-mongering messages about mercury in seafood contribute to the woefully low amount of seafood women eat today in the U.S. The distinction is that seafood- and omega-3-deficient diets introduce measurable risks to health.

    Jennifer McGuire: Why You Should Eat Fish

  • While alar was a chemical sprayed by humans on fruit to regulate its growth, traces of mercury have existed in ocean fish since the beginning of time from sources like underwater volcanic activity.

    Jennifer McGuire: Why You Should Eat Fish

  • While alar was a chemical sprayed by humans on fruit to regulate its growth, traces of mercury have existed in ocean fish since the beginning of time from sources like underwater volcanic activity.

    Jennifer McGuire: Why You Should Eat Fish

  • Just like the Meryl Streep commercial about alar horrified new moms away from apples in the late 1980s, fear-mongering messages about mercury in seafood contribute to the woefully low amount of seafood women eat today in the U.S. The distinction is that seafood- and omega-3-deficient diets introduce measurable risks to health.

    Jennifer McGuire: Why You Should Eat Fish

  • Apples get their alar -- Dr. Oz is just one of many who worries about what's inside our favorite northern fruit.

    Matthew Edlund, M.D.: Food Safety and Terrorism

  • While alar was a chemical sprayed by humans on fruit to regulate its growth, traces of mercury have existed in ocean fish since the beginning of time from sources like underwater volcanic activity.

    Jennifer McGuire: Why You Should Eat Fish

  • I needed a nap rite after da alar wented off, so I wuz little lyte fur wurks.

    Dad kitteh, put just a drop of scotch on da kibble - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

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  • The examples of the use of "alar" in sentences involve misspellings of other words.

    May 28, 2011