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Definition of the noun ala

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noun - plural: alas

  1. a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic words: appendage / outgrowth / process = a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
  2. a wing of an insect
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: wing = a movable organ for flying
    • part of: insect = small air-breathing arthropod

Alternative definition of the noun ala


  1. [zoology] A wing or winglike structure.
  2. [anatomy] A winglike anatomical process or part, especially of bone.
  3. [botany] The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
  4. [architecture] In ancient Rome, a small room opening into a larger room or courtyard.


  1. Ala a.k.a. Almaty International Airport is the largest international airport in Kazakhstan. It is located about 15 km northeast of Almaty, the country's largest city and commercial capital. Almaty airport accounts for half of passenger traffic and 68% of cargo traffic to Kazakhstan. In 2012, the airport handled 4,003,004 passengers, including 1,997,570 arriving passengers, and 2,005,434 departing passengers.
  2. Ala a.k.a. Ala, Hiiu County: Ala is a village in Pühalepa Parish, Hiiu County in northwestern Estonia.

There are other places with in their name, like Ala-Bash, Ala-Buka, Ala-Bekly, Punta Ala, Ala di Stura, Villar del Ala, Yesud HaMa'ala, Ala-Buka District, Nizhnyaya Ala-Archa, Kyrgyz Ala-Too Range, Ala Archa National Park.


  1. Ala a.k.a. Alaric Tay is a Singaporean director, producer and actor.
  2. Ala a.k.a. Alena Hanušová is a Czech professional basketball player. She plays for the Czech Republic women's national basketball team and ZVVZ USK Prague. She has represented the national team in several Eurobasket Women competitions and will represent country at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

There are other people with in their name, like Ala Olak, Ala Bashir, Ala Ghawas, Ala Aljundi, Ala Boratyn, Ala Gertner, Ala Paredes, A'ala Hubail, Mohammad Ala, Ala al-Maliki and many others.


ALA is a record label.


  1. Ala is a fictional character from the 2009 film Snow White and Russian Red .
  2. Ala is a fictional character from the 1988 film Kingsajz.


"Ala" a.k.a. "Âlâ" is a musical album of Serkan Çağrı.

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  1. Ala: An ala or hala is a female mythological creature recorded in the folklore of Bulgarians, Macedonians, and Serbs. Ale are considered demons of bad weather whose main purpose is to lead hail-producing thunderclouds in the direction of fields, vineyards, or orchards to destroy the crops, or loot and take them away. Extremely voracious, ale particularly like to eat children, though their gluttony is not limited to Earth. It is believed they sometimes try devouring the Sun or the Moon, causing eclipses, and that it would mean the end of the world should they succeed. When people encounter an ala, their mental or physical health, or even life, are in peril; however, her favor can be gained by approaching her with respect and trust. Being in a good relationship with an ala is very beneficial, because she makes her favorites rich and saves their lives in times of trouble.
    • also known as Hala
  2. Ala is the female Alusi of the earth, morality, fertility and creativity in Odinani. She is the most important Alusi in the Igbo pantheon. In Odinani, Ala rules over the underworld, and holds the deceased ancestors in her womb. Her name literally translates to 'Ground' in the Igbo language, denoting her powers over the earth and her status as the ground itself. Ala is considered the highest Alusi in the Igbo pantheon. Ala's husband is Amadioha, the sky deity.
  3. ALA a.k.a. 5-Aminolevulinic acid: δ-Aminolevulinic acid is the first compound in the porphyrin synthesis pathway, the pathway that leads to heme in mammals and chlorophyll in plants.
  4. Ala a.k.a. Alago Language: Alago, or Idoma Nokwu, is an Idomoid language of Nigeria.
    • also known as Argo, Aragu, Arago, Idoma Nokwu
  5. Ala a.k.a. L-Alanine: Alanine is a nonessential amino acid made in the body from the conversion of the carbohydrate pyruvate or the breakdown of DNA and the dipeptides carnosine and anserine. It is highly concentrated in muscle and is one of the most important amino acids released by muscle, functioning as a major energy source. Plasma alanine is often decreased when the BCAA are deficient. This finding may relate to muscle metabolism. Alanine is highly concentrated in meat products and other high-protein foods like wheat germ and cottage cheese. Alanine is an important participant as well as regulator in glucose metabolism. Alanine levels parallel blood sugar levels in both diabetes and hypoglycemia, and alanine reduces both severe hypoglycemia and the ketosis of diabetes. It is an important amino acid for lymphocyte reproduction and immunity. Alanine therapy has helped dissolve kidney stones in experimental animals. Normal alanine metabolism, like that of other amino acids, is highly dependent upon enzymes that contain vitamin B6. Alanine, like GABA, taurine and glycine, is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
  6. ala is a gene.
  7. Ala a.k.a. Wali Language: Wali is a Gur language of Ghana that is spoken mainly in and nearby the town of Wa Upper West Region, Ghana.
  8. Ala a.k.a. Ashe Language is an human language.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ala

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Google previewCompendium Surviving Cancer - Natural Allopathic Medicine (2014)

by Dr. Mark Sircus

ALA is a medium length (8 carbon atoms) fatty acid containing two sulfur atoms. ... ALA is the oxidized form of dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA), is water-soluble, and is found in varying concentrations in all muscles and internal organs.In 1959 it was ...

Google previewPhotodermatology, An Issue of Dermatologic Clinics, (2014)

by Henry Lim

An alternative to ALA is the methyl ester form, MAL.2 The presence of methyl ester group makes the molecule more lipophilic and enhances penetration; however, it must be converted back to ALA by intracellular enzymes. Although this may ...

Google previewHandbook of Diet, Nutrition and the Skin (2012)

by Victor R. Preedy

ALA is an organosulfur compound derived from octanoic acid. It is a universal lipid- and watersoluble antioxidant and is synthesized in bacteria, yeast, plants, and mammals. It can be used in superficial chemical peeling and acts as an ...

Google previewPapers from the 7th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (1987)

by Anna Giacalone Ramat, Onofrio Carruba, Giuliano Bernini

AlA is the colloquial form for aceea <<that» - FROM CONVERSATIONAL TO CONVENTIONAL IMPLICATURE : ...

Google previewHejaz Before World War I (1978)

A Handbook by David George Hogarth

El-'Ala is a great source of date-supply for the north-western nomads, and there is a certain amount of traffic in corn and imported rice. Of the many kinds of dates, the helw variety is chiefly exported to Syria. There are groves of sweet and sour ...

Google previewIssues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition (2012)

ALA is a precursor for lipoamide, an essential mitochondrial coenzyme and niacinamide is a component of niacinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD).

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1902)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases

Strahan, 7t Ala. 75; Rotan v. Nichols.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

The Association for Language Awareness (ALA) was established in 1992, at the same time as the journal Language Awareness was launched at the First International Conference on Language Awareness at the University of Wales¥ Bangor.

Google previewCentennial Encyclopedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (1916)

by John Russell Hawkins

Birmingham, Ala. M. T. Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Memphis, Tenn. J. W. Pickett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..'...Memphis, Tenn. E. M. Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Memphis, Tenn. Lay Delegates A. D. Byas .

Google previewDictionary of Insect Morphology (1999)

by Henrik Steinmann, Lajos Zombori

~s, ala (Fig. 51): [116 paired membranous organ of insects on the dorsolateral margin of the meso- and/or metathorax...

or fringe at its outer margin ciliate wing, ala ciliata: the wing whose membrane is thickly covered with longer or shorter cilia ...

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Small photo of Ala Moana Beach including the hotels and buildings in Ala Moana, Honolulu, Oahu island, Hawaii, USASmall photo of Home Made Tahu Hot Plate Saos ala ThaiSmall photo of Waterfall in Ala Archa national park, Kyrgyzstan in summerSmall photo of Sunset at Ala Moana Park in Honolulu town, Oahu island, Hawaii, USASmall photo of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - May 28, 2017: Ala Moana Center: Inside of the Ala Moana Center. Ala Moana Center, located at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu, is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii.Small photo of its ala about the moneySmall photo of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - May 28, 2017: Ala Moana Center: Inside of the Ala Moana Center. Ala Moana Center, located at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu, is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii. More...

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Scrabble value of A1L1A1

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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