marked by a ritualistic courtliness in which two often competing participants graciously but stubbornly defer to each other:
a kind of Alphonse and Gaston act in which each man insisted the other go through the doorway first.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”. Historical Examples In it he treats of things in general in the encyclopedic fashion set him by Alphonso of Castile. The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri For Captain Alphonso Leek was not a striking-looking personage. That Girl Montana Marah Ellis Ryan “You […]
. noun (music) a wind instrument used in the Swiss Alps, consisting of a very long tube of wood or bark with a cornet-like mouthpiece
noun a crater in the SE quadrant of the moon, about 112 km in diameter, in which volcanic activity may have occurred Historical Examples Among the retainers of the Emperor was a secretary named alphonsus Waldesius. The Life of Philip Melanchthon Karl Friedrich Ledderhose It seemed to them that alphonsus was more tyrannical than the […]
of, pertaining to, on, or part of any lofty mountain. very high; elevated. (initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, on, or part of the Alps. Botany. growing on mountains above the limit of tree growth: alpine plants. (often initial capital letter) of or relating to downhill skiing or a competitive downhill skiing event. Compare (def […]