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  • I'm, alas, a salami.
  • Dad, "Alas, a salad ad!"
  • Dad: "Alas, a salad ad!"
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Definition of the adverb alas

What does alas mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. by bad luck

Other definitions of alas

What does alas also mean?


  1. Used to express sorrow, regret, compassion or grief.


  1. ALAS was a mid-1970s, mostly instrumental progressive rock group in Argentine rock. They were also one of the major players in the tango-rock movement in Argentina during that period, alongside Rodolfo Mederos's group and Invisible. In spite of their short existence, many prog-rock fans view ALAS as one of the most original sounding in their genre.
    • albums: "Mimame bandoneón", "Pinta tu aldea", "Alas"
  2. ALAS are an operatic progressive metal band from Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

There are other groups with in their name, like Alas Smith & Sharkey.


Who is Alas?

Alas a.k.a. Mihailo Petrović Alas, was an influential Serbian mathematician and inventor. He was also a distinguished professor at Belgrade University, an academic, fisherman, writer, publicist, musician, businessman, traveler and volunteer in the First and Second World Wars. He was a student of Henri Poincaré, Charles Hermite and Charles Émile Picard. Petrović contributed significantly to the study of differential equations and phenomenology, as well as inventing one of the first prototypes of an analog computer.


  1. "Alas" is the second album by Argentine alternative rock band Cabezones.
  2. "Alas" is a musical album of ALAS.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  3. "Alas" is a musical album of Idaho.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  4. "Alas" is a musical album of Black Cargoes.
    • released on (10 years ago)


Alas: The town of Alas is located in the interior of the island, 294 metres above sea level. As the crow flies, Alas is 56 km southeast of the state capital Dili und 7 km to the East of Same. Alas lies to the North of the Suco of Mahaquidan, and the Alas suburbs of Uma Mean and Beremanek are located in Mahaquidan. The suburbs of Lurin und Ailora are in the suco of Taitudac. There is a medical station and a helicopter in Alas, as well as a primary school and a pre-secondary school.


  1. ALAS is a new Serbian long-range multipurpose guided missile system developed by the private company EdePro which will work under the direction of Yugoimport SDPR. The new system was developed for attacks on tanks, armored fighting vehicles, fortifications, command posts, low-flying helicopters, coastal ships, industrial facilities, bridges and more. It can be used by helicopters, armored vehicles, small ships and infantry. The ALAS uses a combined TV/IR guidance, which cannot be jammed. The missile is guided using a fiber-optic cable which connects the missile to the launcher. ALAS flies at very low attitude and has very small radar and IR reflexive. This missile uses a turbofan motor instead of a turbojet motor. A secondary use for this system is as an UAV.
    • also known as ALAS missile
  2. Alas is a shallow depression which occurs primarily in Yakutia, which is formed by subsidence of the Arctic permafrost due to repeated melting and refreezing. An alas first develops as a shallow lake as melt water fills the depression. The lake eventually dries out and is replaced by grasses and other herbaceous vegetation.
    • also known as Alaas
  3. Alas a.k.a. Aluminium arsenide or aluminum arsenide is a semiconductor material with almost the same lattice constant as gallium arsenide and aluminium gallium arsenide and wider band gap than gallium arsenide. can form a superlattice with gallium arsenide which results in its semiconductor properties. Because and have almost the same lattice constant, the layers have very little induced strain, which allows them to be grown almost arbitrarily thick. This allows for extremely high performance high electron mobility, HEMT transistors and other quantum well devices.
    • also known as 砷化铝
  4. alaS is a gene.
  5. alaS is a genomic locus.
  6. Alas a.k.a. aminolevulinate, delta-, synthase 1 is a gene.
    • also known as migration-inducing protein 4; aminolevulinate, delta, synthase 1

Phrases with Alas

  1. Allozetes alas
  2. Scaphytopius Alas
  3. Kalyptrazetes Alas
  4. Tegeocranellus alas
  5. species Allozetes alas
  6. species Tegeocranellus alas

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alas

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Google previewDictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula (1993)

by Germán Bleiberg

Leopoldo Alas, critico literario. Madrid: Gredos, 1968. , ed. Leopoldo Alas , teoria y ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie, Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the Principal Andrew Goudie

The periglacial landform term alas, which is of Yakutian origin, was first introduced by the Russian worker P.A. Soloviev in the 1960s. It refers to the substantial circular and oval depressions with steep sides and flat floors, sometimes occupied ...

Google previewThe Treasury of Knowledge, and Library of Reference ...: The new universal gazetteer; or, Geographical dictionary ... By Edwin Williams ... 4th ed (1833)

Alas! our piety, alas! our ancient faith.” Heu o quam difficile est crimen non prodere vultu!! (Lat.)—“Alas! what a difficult thing it is not to betray guilt by the countenance.” “How in the looks does conscious guilt appear.” Heu! Quanto minus est ...

Google previewA dictionary of quotations from various authors in ancient and modern languages (1831)

by Hugh Moore

— "Alas! our piety, alas! our ancient ...

Google previewA Few Steps to a Complete Dictionary of English Dialects (1890)

by J. Heinrich Blascke

Alack-a-day | Sm- alas ...

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Alas my love you do me wrong,
To cast me of discurteously;
And I have loved you so long,
Delighting in your company.
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Scrabble value of A1L1A1S1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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