Also called point d’Alençon. a delicate needlepoint lace having a solid design outlined with twisted yarn on a background of hexagonal mesh.
a machine reproduction of this lace, with a cordlike outline.
an elaborate lace worked on a hexagonal mesh and used as a border, or a machine-made copy of this
a city in and the capital of Orne, in NW France: lace manufacture. a department in NW France. 2372 sq. mi. (6145 sq. km). Capital: Alençon. Historical Examples His place at table was laid in all the most distinguished houses in alencon, and he was bidden to all soirees. An Old Maid Honore de Balzac […]
a female given name, form of . Historical Examples And the magnificent realism of it fascinated the Lady Alene. Quick Action Robert W. Chambers The term is derived from the French Alene; elson for cordwayners, alesne. Discovery of Witches Thomas Potts But the Lady Alene Innesly was not understood, although her indifference was noted and […]
a city in NW Syria. Contemporary Examples This event is going to further tensions among the civilian population and rebel units in Aleppo. Syrian Rebels Deny Civilian Deaths in Aleppo Attack, Fearful of Losing Public Support Mike Giglio October 4, 2012 And few have experienced the peril of this punishing violence like the residents of […]
the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. the glottal stop consonant or, alternatively, long vowel represented by this letter. Contemporary Examples Daneri is using the aleph to write a terrible poem that minutely and pointlessly describes everything on earth. Is Dave Eggers’ ‘The Circle’ Our Generation’s ‘1984’? Stefan Beck October 1, 2013 Historical Examples Commonly […]
- Aleph 0
aleph 0 mathematics The cardinality of the first infinite ordinal, omega (the number of natural numbers). Aleph 1 is the cardinality of the smallest ordinal whose cardinality is greater than aleph 0, and so on up to aleph omega and beyond. These are all kinds of infinity. The Axiom of Choice (AC) implies that every […]