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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.

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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 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 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 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 Character of King Arthur in Medieval Literature (1982)

by Rosemary Morris

Spanning ail is the basically theological question of Arthur's sins: the actual sin of incest, the intended one of murdering the babies. Theological theory apart, these sins relate very directly to the wars. They cause rebellions both intended and ...

Google previewNew American Encyclopedia of Social and Commercial Information ... (1908)

Including Exhaustive Practical Treatises Especially Adapted for Self-instruction in English Grammar, Rhetoric and Literature, Modern Languages, the Plastic and Decorative Arts, Music ... the Theoretical and Practical Sciences ... the Principles of Law, Business Etiquette ... Together with a Multitude of Interesting Facts and Useful Recipes ... by James Edward Homans

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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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