that which nourishes; nutriment; food. that which sustains; means of support. to sustain; support. Historical Examples He would eat almost every thing that was offered, but preferred dry and ripe fruits to all other aliments. Buffon’s Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon The section of the pneumo-gastric nerves does not […]
Law. an allowance paid to a person by that person’s spouse or former spouse for maintenance, granted by a court upon a legal separation or a divorce or while action is pending. supply of the means of living; maintenance. Contemporary Examples Peter Lanza gave his ex-wife custody and a good financial settlement, but alimony is […]
alinasal alinasal al·i·na·sal (āl’ə-nā’zəl, ā’lə-) adj. Relating to the flaring portions of the nostrils.
. a female given name, form of . (especially in women’s clothing) a cut of garment consisting basically of two A -shaped panels for the front and back, designed to give increasing fullness toward the hemline. a garment having such a cut. being of such design or cut: an A-line coat; an A-line dress. to […]