Alexander, 1730?–91, U.S. naturalist, born in Scotland.
Mary, 1877–1967, U.S. soprano.
The beggar, on perceiving the soldier, arose in fear, and ran with all his might towards the alexander garden.
My Religion Leo Tolstoy
an area of land, usually planted with grass, trees, flowerbeds, etc, adjoining a house US and Canadian word yard
(as modifier): a garden chair
an area of land used for the cultivation of ornamental plants, herbs, fruit, vegetables, trees, etc
(as modifier): garden tools, related adjective horticultural
(often pl) such an area of land that is open to the public, sometimes part of a park: botanical gardens
a fertile and beautiful region
(as modifier): a garden paradise
(modifier) provided with or surrounded by a garden or gardens: a garden flat
(informal) lead a person up the garden path, to mislead or deceive a person
(informal) common or garden, ordinary; unexceptional
to work in, cultivate, or take care of (a garden, plot of land, etc)
c.1300, from Old North French gardin (13c., Modern French jardin), from Vulgar Latin hortus gardinus “enclosed garden,” via Frankish *gardo, from Proto-Germanic *gardaz- (cf. Old Frisian garda, Old Saxon gardo, Old High German garto, German Garten “garden,” Old English geard “enclosure,” see yard (n.1)). Italian giardino, Spanish jardin are from French.
Garden-party is by 1843. Garden variety in figurative sense first recorded 1928. To lead someone up the garden path “entice, deceive” is attested by 1925.
1570s, from garden (n.). Related: Gardened; gardening.
In addition to the idiom beginning with garden also see: lead down the garden path
Amin [ah-meen] /ɑˈmin/ (Show IPA), born 1942, Lebanese political leader: president 1982–88.
Alberto [al-bair-toh;; Italian ahl-ber-taw] /ælˈbɛər toʊ;; Italian ɑlˈbɛr tɔ/ (Show IPA), 1901–66, Swiss sculptor and painter. noun Alberto (alˈbɛrto). 1901–66, Swiss sculptor and painter, noted particularly for his long skeletal statues of isolated figures
Alberto [ahl-ber-taw] /ɑlˈbɛr tɔ/ (Show IPA), 1916–83, Argentine composer.
Allen, 1926–97, U.S. poet associated with the Beat Generation. Contemporary Examples The dean was too embarrassed to repeat out loud what Ginsberg had written on his window. The Mystery of the Allen Ginsberg-Diana Trilling Feud Gregory Curtis June 11, 2013 The archive is filled with correspondences from Ginsberg and other lovers, but one letter stands […]
Alexander Konstantinovitch [al-ig-zan-der,, -zahn-,, kon-stuh n-tee-nuh-vich;; Russian uh-lyi-ksahndr kuh n-stuhn-tyee-nuh-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər,, -ˈzɑn-,, ˌkɒn stənˈti nə vɪtʃ;; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑndr kən stʌnˈtyi nə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1865–1936, Russian composer. noun Aleksandr Konstantinovich (alɪkˈsandr kənstanˈtinəvitʃ). 1865–1936, Russian composer, in France from 1928. A pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, he wrote eight symphonies and concertos for piano and […]