Last modified on 30 October 2014, at 20:35
See also: Alt, alt-, and atl

EnglishEdit

AbbreviationEdit

alt

  1. Abbreviation of alternative.
  2. Abbreviation of altitude.
  3. A state of excitement, conveyed by a high-pitched voice.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, The History of Clarissa Harlowe: In a Series of Letters:
      I was, however, glad at my heart, that Mrs. Moore came up so seasonably with notice, that dinner was ready. The fair fugitive was all in alt. She had the game in her own hands; and by giving me so good an excuse for withdrawing, I had time to strengthen myself; the Captain had time to come; and the Lady to cool.
    • c. 1875, Charles James Lever, The Dodd Family Abroad:
      "Not," added she, as her eyes glittered with anger, and she sidled near the door for an exit—" not but, in the estimation of others, you may be quite an Adonis—a young gentleman of wit and fashion —a beau of the first water; I have no doubt Mary Jane thinks so— you old wretch!" This, in alt, and a bang of the door that brought down an oil picture that hung over it, closed the scene.
    • 1891, Douglas William Jerrold, Tales: now first collected, page 113:
      He had no wish to pry or listen ; but if people would talk in alt, whilst he moved, like a mole, about his business, family matters would cleave the ear which, however it tried, could not be deaf.
    • 2011, Jo Beverly, The Marrying Maid[1], page 50:
      That lady was in alt at Loxsleigh's high station and had spent the morning making inquiries of her friends, which also allowed her to spread the word about her interesting new acquaintance.
  4. (knitting) Abbreviation of alternate.
  5. (music) Abbreviation of alto.
    • 1762, George Colman, The Musical Lady:
      Sop[hy] Moderato! moderato! Madam. Your Ladyship's absolutely in alt. / L[ady] Scr[ape] In alt! Madam? / Sop[hy] Yes, in alt- Give me leave to tell your Ladyship, that you have raised your voice a full octave higher since you came into the room.
    • 1794, Mrs. Bennett (Agnes Maria), Ellen, Countess of Castle Howel: A Novel, volume 1:
      The duet was in alt; one stormed, the other half crying, half scolding, made up in volubility what her aunt possessed in authority, and it was not 'till Lady Meredith had twice raised her mild voice, either party could be silenced.
    • 1857, Anne Manning, Helen and Olga: a Russian tale, page 194:
      And he began, — "Poor insect! born to flutter and to die;" — falling into the second, directly Helen took the first, till he got down to such unreasonable bass that he suddenly gave a shriek in alt that made Olga stop her ears.

NounEdit

alt (plural alts)

  1. (Internet, multi-user dungeon) One of a player's alternate or secondary characters.
    • 1996, "Jonobie D. Baker", Survey of MUSHers. (on newsgroup rec.games.mud.tiny)
      Of these alts, how many of them are a gender other than your own?
    • 2000, "KaVir", Code Bases - why release buggy crap? (on newsgroup alt.mud)
      Yes, I have many alts, and no, none of the others have any unusual capitalisation.

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alt m (feminine alta, masculine plural alts, feminine plural altes)

  1. high

Related termsEdit


Crimean GothicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aldaz.

AdjectiveEdit

alt

  1. old
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Alt. Senex.

CzechEdit

NounEdit

alt m

  1. alto

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alt m (plural alten, diminutive altje n)

  1. alto (musical part)
  2. alto (person or instrument)

Usage notesEdit

The word "alt" is feminine when it's used to indicate a woman singing or playing the alto part.

AnagramsEdit


FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse allr.

PronounEdit

alt n (masculine allur, feminine øll)

  1. all

DeclensionEdit

allur a12
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) allur øll alt
Accusative (hvønnfall) allan alla
Dative (hvørjumfall) øllum allari øllum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (als) (allar) (als)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) allir allar øll
Accusative (hvønnfall) allar
Dative (hvørjumfall) øllum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (alla)

AdverbEdit

alt

  1. all

FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altus.

AdjectiveEdit

alt

  1. high

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

alt m (plural alts)

  1. top, summit

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German alt, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz, from Proto-Indo-European *altós. Compare Dutch oud, Low German old, West Frisian âld, English old.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alt (comparative älter, superlative am ältesten)

  1. old
    Wie alt bist du?
    How old are you?

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

External linksEdit

  • alt in Duden online

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alt (plural altok)

  1. alto (voice)

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit


IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish alt (joint, articulation), from Proto-Celtic *ɸaltom (joint), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to fold). Cognate with Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌻𐌸𐌰𐌽 (falþan, to fold) and Ancient Greek πέπλος (péplos, woven cloth).

NounEdit

alt m (genitive ailt, nominative plural ailt)

  1. (anatomy, carpentry) joint; juncture
  2. (anatomy) knuckle
  3. knot (in wood)
  4. hillock
  5. bit (of land, tobacco, etc.)
  6. stumpy person
  7. paragraph; section (of act, etc.)
  8. (grammar, parts of speech, publishing) article; clause
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

alt (present analytic altann, future analytic altfaidh, verbal noun altadh, past participle alta)

  1. to articulate, joint
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Italian alto.

NounEdit

alt m (genitive ailt, nominative plural ailt)

  1. (music) alto
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
alt n-alt halt t-alt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

LuxembourgishEdit

AdverbEdit

alt

  1. sometimes

NorwegianEdit

PronounEdit

alt

  1. everything, all

NounEdit

alt

  1. (music) alto; contralto

AdverbEdit

alt

  1. already

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aldaz (grown-up), from Proto-Indo-European *altós. Compare Old Frisian ald, Old English eald, Old Saxon ald, ald, Old High German alt.

AdjectiveEdit

alt

  1. old

DeclensionEdit


DescendantsEdit


Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aldaz, whence also Old English ald. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *altós. Compare Old Saxon and Old Frisian ald, Old English eald, ald.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alt

  1. old
    mit thên altôn
    with the elders

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Old IrishEdit

VerbEdit

·alt

  1. third-person singular preterite active conjunct of ailid
  2. singular preterite passive conjunct of ailid

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·alt unchanged ·n-alt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin alter, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élteros.

AdjectiveEdit

alt 4 nom/acc forms

  1. other

DeclensionEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

alt m (genitive uilt, plural altan)

  1. joint
  2. (grammar) article

Derived termsEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

alt m (Cyrillic spelling алт)

  1. (music) an alto

Related termsEdit


TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [aɫt]
  • Hyphenation: alt

NounEdit

alt (definite accusative altı, plural altlar)

  1. bottom

AntonymsEdit

DeclensionEdit