noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English alor; akin to Old High German elira alder, Latin alnus Date: before 12th century any of a genus (Alnus) of toothed-leaved trees or shrubs of the birch family that have catkins which become woody, that typically grow in cool moist ground, and that have wood used especially in turnery; also its wood

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  • Alder — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Albert Alder (1888–1980), Schweizer Mediziner Bernie Alder (* 1925), US amerikanischer Physiker Charles Robert Alder Wright (1844–1894) englischer Chemiker Christian Alder (* 1978), deutscher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alder — Al der ([add]l d[ e]r), n. [OE. aldir, aller, fr. AS. alr, aler, alor, akin to D. els, G. erle, Icel. erlir, erli, Swed. al, Dan. elle, el, L. alnus, and E. elm.] (Bot.) A tree, usually growing in moist land, and belonging to the genus {Alnus}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alder — Alder, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 116 Housing Units (2000): 69 Land area (2000): 2.013323 sq. miles (5.214482 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.013323 sq. miles …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • alder- — variant of aller gen. pl. of all, used in comb. as alder best, alder liefest: see all D 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • alder — (n.) tree related to the birch, O.E. alor alder (with intrusive d added 14c.; the historical form aller survived until 18c. in literary English and persists in dialects, e.g. Lancashire owler, which is partly from Norse), from P.Gmc. *aliso (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Alder — (izg. àlder), Kurt (1902 1958) DEFINICIJA njemački kemičar, za razvoj Diels Alderove reakcije (široko upotrebljavane metode sintetiziranja cikličkih organskih tvari); Nobelova nagrada za kemiju 1950 (s O. Dielsom) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • alder — [ôl′dər] n. [ME alder, aller < OE alor, aler < IE base * el : see ELM] any of a small group of rapidly growing trees and shrubs (genus Alnus) of the birch family, having toothed leaves and catkins, and growing in cool, moist soil in… …   English World dictionary

  • Alder — Al der ([add]l d[ e]r), Aller Al ler ([add]l l[ e]r), a. [From ealra, alra, gen. pl. of AS. eal. The d is excrescent.] Of all; used in composition; as, alderbest, best of all, alderwisest, wisest of all. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alder — Alder, Kurt …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • alder — ► NOUN ▪ a tree of the birch family, which bears catkins and has toothed leaves. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Alder — Taxobox name = Alder image caption = Alnus serrulata (Tag Alder) Male catkins on right, mature female catkins left Johnsonville, South Carolina regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Betulaceae… …   Wikipedia

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