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Alan Shepard U.S. astronaut, who was the first American to journey into space (b.1923--d.1998).
alapana in Indian music, the detailed exposition of a raga, in which the general flavor of the raga is introduced.
alar having wings or winglike parts. [2 definitions]
alarm a sudden apprehension marked by distress or anxiety. [5 definitions]
alarm clock a clock with a bell or buzzer that can be set to sound at a chosen time.
alarming causing alarm or fright.
alarmist one who tends to exaggerate dangers and raise undue alarms. [2 definitions]
alas used to express regret, sorrow, or grief.
Alaska a U.S. state on the northwestern coast of North America between the Bering Strait and Canada. (abbr.: AK)
Alaska Standard Time the standard time used in most of Alaska, nine hours behind Greenwich time.
alate having wings or winglike parts; winged.
alb a full-length linen robe worn by some Christian priests at the Eucharist.
albacore a variety of tuna found in warm to temperate waters, and often canned for human consumption.
Albania a Balkan country bordered by Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Greece, and the Adriatic Sea; People's Republic of Albania.
Albanian of or pertaining to Albania or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]
Albany the capital of New York.
albatross any of several of the largest seabirds, with webbed feet, long narrow wings, and hooked beaks, that are found chiefly in the Southern Hemisphere.
albedo the degree to which a planet, asteroid, or the like reflects light. [2 definitions]
albeit notwithstanding; even though.
Alberta a Canadian province located between Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Albert Einstein a German physicist, U.S. citizen after 1940, who formulated the theories of relativity (b.1879--d.1955).