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Definition of the noun alder

What does alder mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alders / alder (variant)

  1. wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: wood = the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    • substance of: alder tree = north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit
  2. north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant

Alternative definition of the noun alder


  1. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Alnus, belonging to the birch family.


  1. Alder is a census-designated place in Madison County, Montana, United States. The population was 116 at the 2000 census. Alder takes its name from Alder Creek, the site of the second major gold discovery in Montana.
  2. Alder is a populated place located in Saguache County, Colorado, United States.
  3. Alder a.k.a. Alder, Washington: Alder is a census-designated place in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 227 at the 2010 census. The community is located along the shore of Alder Lake on State Route Highway 7 near the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.
  4. ALDER is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as waypoint ALDER, ALDER waypoint, ALDER fix, fix ALDER
  5. Alder a.k.a. Alder, Oregon: Alder is an unincorporated community in Benton County, Oregon, United States. Alder lies near U.S. Route 20 southeast of Blodgett on the Marys River in the Central Oregon Coast Range. The post office serving Alder was named Hipp.

There are other places with in their name, like Alder Row, Alder Branch, Alder Island, Alder Street, Alder Springs.


Who is Alder?

Alder a.k.a. David Bowick is a singer, songwriter, record producer and author.


Alder is a fictional character from the book series The Pendragon Adventure.


  1. "Alder" is a musical album of Per Runberg.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  2. "Alder" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. Alder is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It is located in the South Pole-Aitken basin, and lies to the southeast of the crater Von Kármán. Southeast of Alder is Bose, and to the south-southwest lies Boyle.
    • also known as آلدر
  2. Alder is a restaurant in New York City run by chef Wylie Dufresne.
  3. Alder is a family name.

Phrases with Alder

Phrases starting with the word Alder:

  1. alder fly
  2. alder tree
  3. Alder Borer
  4. alder blight
  5. alder dogwood

Phrases ending with the word Alder:

  1. red alder
  2. gray alder
  3. grey alder
  4. black alder
  5. green alder
  6. hazel alder
  7. Nepal Alder
  8. white alder
  9. witch alder
  10. common alder
  11. oregon alder
  12. smooth alder
  13. Yellow Alder
  14. Arizona Alder
  15. Italian Alder

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alder

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Google previewShrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest (2012)

Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use by Sally S. Weeks, Harmon Patrick Weeks, Michael Homoya

Speckled alder is an important shrub along the waterways where it occurs.

Form and Size: Speckled alder is a large shrub, sometimes classified as a small tree, though it is nearly always multi-stemmed at the ground. Its crooked ...

Google previewNaturalists' Journal and Naturalists' Guide (1897)

It is called alder in Sweden ; in Iceland oler, from which we get owler, by which name the tree is known in many parts of England.

The Alder is a diaecious tree, that is, the male and female flowers are separate, but upon the same tree.

Google previewAnnual Report (1908)

by Ohio State Board of Agriculture

The Alder is what is called technically the Al- nus. The Elder is the Sambucus. The Alder is an inhabitant of swampy land. It generally grows in swampy or low land. It has a little cone- shaped seed, something like the birches or the conifers, and ...

Google previewAnnual Report of the Ohio State Horticultural Society for the Year ... (1908)

The Alder is what is called technically the Alnus. The Elder is the Sambucus. The Alder is an inhabitant of swampy land. It generally grows in swampy or low land. It has a little coneshaped seed, something like the birches or the conifers, and ...

Google previewAgro-ecological Farming Systems in China (2001)

by Wenhua Li

Alder is an endemic species and an associated species in subtropical evergreen broadleaved forests in China. It usually grows near river or stream banks, or hilly lands with elevations below 1500 m. It is a light-demanding and fast- growing ...

Google previewFirewood Crops (1980)

Shrub and Tree Species for Energy Production : Report of an Ad Hoc Panel of the Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Commission on International Relations

Description Red alder is a tree up to 40 m tall, with smooth, gray bark and trunk diameter up to about 1 m thick. It has a narrow pyramidal head and pendulous branches; the leaves are dark and smooth on top, whitish underneath, and are ...

Google previewTongass National Forest (N.F.), Sea Level Harvest Timber Sale D(2v),Dsum; Maps (1999)

Alder is a primary-succession species (one of the first to recolonize highly disturbed sites) and is usually shaded out 40 to 50 years after first being overtopped by Sitka spnrce. Red alder is rarely found above 1,000 feet in elevation, but Sitka ...

Google previewThe Builder's Dictionary Or Gentleman and Architect's Companion (1734)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art in All the Several Parts of Architecture, But Also Containing the Theory and Practice ...

ALDER is an AquatickTree, too well known to need any Description. In former Times, large Al- ders were used for building Boats ; and now they are very much esteem'd for such Parts of Works which lie continually under Water ; where it will ...

Google previewThe Holocene, An Environmental History (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alder is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft (2000)

by Raven Grimassi

ALDER TREE (Alnus glntinosa) is a tree of the hirch family, ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Trees (2005)

Volume 1: North America by M.M. Grandtner

e glabrate tropical alder faulne acuminé glabre s abedul, aile, aliso, alizo, ilite verde, olmo del país, palo de aguila (Mexico) o yagabizie (Mexico) 335 Alnus incana (L.) Moench Betulaceae NM North America (Canada: Yukon Territory, ...

Google previewDirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs (2016)

by Michael A. Dirr

species, Alnus rhombifolia, water alder, and A. rubra, are large trees. Alnusjaponica, Japanese alder, bears beautiful, deeply veined, lustrous dark green leaves. Alnus hirsuta, Manchurian alder, with dull, dark gray-green ...

Google previewPolymer Science Dictionary (1996)

by M. Alger

Diels-Alder polymerization Polymerization by a Diels- Alder reaction between a bisdiene and a bisdienophile as monomers. Although these monomers are often difficult to prepare, the method is of interest in the synthesis of aromatic polymers, ...

Google previewThe Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised (2013)

A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity Using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers by Susan Gregg

alder will: Attract fairies, helping you recover lost items, Help you attract success in business, Blend courage with compassion and strength with generosity of spirit the plant: The Alder family is indigenous to almost every country and continent.

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)


Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

Betula alnus, or common alder: peduncles branched; leaves roundish-wedge- form, very obtuse, glutinous; axils of the veins villose underneath. The common alder ap-, pears generally as a shrub ; it will however grow to a considerable tree, ...

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Quotes about Alder

Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right. (Kurt Herbert Alder)
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Scrabble value of A1L1D2E1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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