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Ail appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Liaison is a cerise disaster, an impolite bite, yet I bet I lop minarets: as I desire casinos, I ail.
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Definition of the noun ail

What does ail mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ails

  1. aromatic bulb used as seasoning

Alternative definition of the noun ail


  1. An ailment; trouble; illness.
  2. The awn of barley or other types of corn.

Definition of the verb ail

What does ail mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: ailed | ailing | ails

  1. be ill or unwell
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic words: hurt / suffer = feel pain or be in pain
  2. cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

Alternative definition of the verb ail


  1. [transitive] To cause to suffer; to trouble, afflict. (Now chiefly in interrogative or indefinite constructions.)
  2. [intransitive] To be ill; to suffer; to be troubled.


  1. Ail a.k.a. Aimele Language: Aimele, or Kware, is a Papuan language of Papua New Guinea.
    • also known as Kware
  2. AIL is a make of automobile produced by Automotive Industries, Ltd.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ail

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Google previewYersinia: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition (2012)


The attachment invasion locus (ail) mediates invasion by Y. enterocolitica and confers an invasive phenotype upon noninvasive E. coli; ail is the primary virulence factor of Y. enterocolitica,” investigators in Beijing, People's Republic of China ...

Google previewThe Christian Observer (1815)

prayers and our endeavours towards that bright eminence which can alone justify ail means by which it shall have been obtained, — the eminence of true holiness, leading, through the merits of a Redeemer, to the very throne itself of God.

Google previewBiographia evangelica; or, An historical account of ... the most eminent and evangelical authors or preachers (1810)

by Erasmus Middleton

Henry used ail means possible to satisfy himself concerningjt, by reading aud discourse, particularly at Oxford with Dr.

Google previewEvaluation of the school-to-work Out-of-School Youth Demonstration and Job Corps Model Centers final report for the Out-of-School Youth Demonstration

AIL is a comprehensive human investment center that operates a variety of programs for over 500 out-of-school youth annually. The foundation program recently added a Charter School, enabling students to earn a high school diploma.

Google previewBritish Barrows (2014)

by William Greenwell, George Rolleston

Perhaps the most striking point suggested by a survey of these ten skulls in a single coup d'ail is the very considerable variety which exists amongst them, though they can all be ranked under the title of 'dolicho-cephalic. Amongst the female ...

Google previewSimon Stevin (2012)

Science in the Netherlands around 1600 by E.J. Dijksterhuis

cos b 2 O ** The notation Ail refers to a very small step in l; while Al means the difference between the longitudes of two points at any distance from each other. * Van de graden der lancte ende het affmeten der 86 NAVIGATION.

Google previewThe Republican (1825)

Ail is a round and round of composition and dissolution. The five senses, are received as the soul, by men assuming the epithet of philosophers, who reason in the following manuer. Whatever the substance, or essence of the soul * And ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1818)

by John Jamieson

allein, alone ; from ail omnis, and ain, ein, unus. ALANERLIE, adv. V. Alianbbly. ALAREIT. V. Larut.

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Scrabble value of A1I1L1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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