Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


John, 1599?–1687, Pilgrim settler in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620.
a male or female given name: from an Old English word meaning “old friend.”.
Contemporary Examples

The Border Patrol has already doubled in size since 2006, and has faced “real recruiting challenges,” Alden notes.
In Tiny Ajo, Arizona, Border Patrol Agents Are Living the Dream Terry Greene Sterling September 21, 2013

Historical Examples

Mr. Alden had watched for five nights when he knew the pressman to be at home.
The Sins of Sverac Bablon Sax Rohmer

And as Laura emerged from the room she was caught in the arms of her brother Alden.
Victor’s Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

Since her one attempt to cross the silence that lay like a two-edged sword between them, Madame had said nothing to Alden.
Master of the Vineyard Myrtle Reed

To Alden, who knew the false-hearted beauty so well, all this was surprising.
Victor’s Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

Alden Lytton flushed to the temples at hearing his true wife’s pure and noble name brought into this dishonoring examination.
Victor’s Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

There, Alden, the reasoning was all false, wicked and fatal.
Victor’s Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

Afterward, Alden read the paper and the other two played cribbage.
Master of the Vineyard Myrtle Reed

Alden did not reply, but stood up again with his hat in his hand.
Victor’s Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

I believe that he and Mr. Mitchell were the only writers of your papers till Mr. Alden wrote the last?
Imaginary Interviews W. D. Howells


Read Also:

  • Aldehydic

    any of a class of organic compounds containing the group −CHO, which yields acids when oxidized and alcohols when reduced. Historical Examples The reactions of cellulose certainly indicate that the CO- group is ketonic rather than aldehydic. Researches on Cellulose C. F. Cross noun any organic compound containing the group -CHO. Aldehydes are oxidized to […]

  • Alder buckthorn

    a shrub or small tree, Frangula alnus, of Eurasia and northern Africa, having nonedible red fruit that turns black when ripe. noun a Eurasian rhamnaceous shrub, Frangula alnus, with small greenish flowers and black berry-like fruits

  • Alder

    any shrub or tree belonging to the genus Alnus, of the birch family, growing in moist places in northern temperate or colder regions and having toothed, simple leaves and flowers in catkins. any of various trees or shrubs resembling an alder. Kurt [kurt;; German koo rt] /kɜrt;; German kʊərt/ (Show IPA), 1902–58, German chemist: Nobel […]

  • Alderfly

    any of several dark-colored neuropterous insects of the family Sialidae, the larvae of which are aquatic and predacious on other aquatic insects.

Disclaimer: Alden definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.