Also, on the lines of. Roughly similar or in keeping with. For example, We told the architect we want a design along the lines of his own house but smaller, or Jane asked the caterer for a menu on the lines of the Morgans’ wedding reception. This idiom uses line in the sense of “a direction or procedure,” a usage dating from the early 1600s.
- Along with
through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of: to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf. during; in the course of: Somewhere along the way I lost my hat. in conformity or accordance with: I plan to revise the article […]
- Alongside of
, by, at, or to the of something: We brought the boat alongside. beside; by the of: The dog ran alongside me all the way. Informal. alongside of, compared with: Alongside of his brother, he is no student at all. preposition (often foll by of) along the side of; along beside: alongside the quay adverb […]
- Alonzo church
alonzo church person A twentieth century mathematician and logician, and one of the founders of computer science. Church invented the lambda-calculus and posited a version of the Church-Turing thesis. (1995-03-25)
at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates. reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof. Contemporary Examples The GOP lambasted the president for being too aloof and casual about leaks that endanger national security. Stop Calling Obama Aloof! […]