Muhammad ibn Ismaʿil
[ib-uh n is-mah-eel] /ˈɪb ən ɪsˈmɑ il/ (Show IPA), a.d. 810–870, a collector of the Hadith.
- Al capone
Al(phonse) (“Scarface”) 1899–1947, U.S. gangster and Prohibition-era bootlegger, probably born in Italy. Contemporary Examples We gave America its gangster legends—but our guy, al capone, was real, not a fictional figment like Vito Corleone or Tony Soprano. Obamaville Don Rose November 5, 2008 I look around the stairway, and I see al capone and another guy […]
- Al dente
(especially of pasta) cooked so as not to be too soft; firm to the bite: spaghetti al dente. Contemporary Examples The rich, tangy sauce is a perfect foil for the tender green stalks, which should be cooked until just al dente. What to Eat: Spring Salads Cookstr.com April 5, 2010 Add the spaghetti and cook […]
- Al farabi
died a.d. 950, Arab philosopher. Historical Examples Al Farabi is said to have taught the eternity of the world and to have denied the permanent individuality of the soul. A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations Joseph Mazzini Wheeler It was a commentary of Al Farabi on the metaphysics of Aristotle. Mystics […]
- Al fatah
a guerrilla group within the Palestine Liberation Organization. noun See Fatah
- Al fine
to the end (a direction, as after a da capo or dal segno, to continue to fine, the indicated end).