to refer casually or indirectly; make an (usually followed by to):
He often alluded to his poverty.
to contain a casual or indirect reference (usually followed by to):
The letter alludes to something now forgotten.
verb (intransitive) foll by to
to refer indirectly, briefly, or implicitly
(loosely) to mention
1530s, “mock,” from Middle French alluder or directly from Latin alludere “to play, sport, joke, jest,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + ludere “to play” (see ludicrous). Meaning “make an indirect reference, point in passing” is from 1570s. Related: Alluded; alluding.
- Allyl sulphide
noun a colourless liquid that smells like garlic and is used as a flavouring. Formula: (CH2:CHCH2)2S; relative density: 0.888; boiling pt: 139°C
pronoun (used in addressing more than one person) (Caribbean, informal) all of you
audio-lingual method. Contemporary Examples “ALMost all of our human activities leave a chemical trace in the water,” says ALM. The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers Wudan Yan November 28, 2014 Historical Examples If the hut had stood on the ALM top, the wind would have blown it down the valley without much […]
a town in SE Quebec, in SE Canada. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “kind.”. (in Egypt) a woman or girl who dances or sings professionally. Contemporary Examples Alma Hitchcock, the times I saw her, was a frail, birdlike woman who looked angry about her infirmity. Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The […]