alt

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Alt, alt-, and atl

English[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

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.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. high

Related terms[edit]


Crimean Gothic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aldaz.

Adjective[edit]

alt

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

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

alt m

  1. alto

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alt m (plural alten, diminutive altje n)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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

Anagrams[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse allr.

Pronoun[edit]

alt n, allur m, øll f

  1. all

Declension[edit]

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)

Adverb[edit]

alt

  1. all

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altus.

Adjective[edit]

alt

  1. high

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

alt m (plural alts)

  1. top, summit

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alt (comparative älter, superlative am ältesten)

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

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • alt in Duden online

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alt (plural altok)

  1. alto (voice)

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]


Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

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
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to articulate, joint
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian alto.

Noun[edit]

alt m (genitive ailt, nominative plural ailt)

  1. (music) alto
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

alt

  1. sometimes

Norwegian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

alt

  1. everything, all

Noun[edit]

alt

  1. (music) alto; contralto

Adverb[edit]

alt

  1. already

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Adjective[edit]

alt

  1. old

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alt

  1. old
    mit thên altôn
    with the elders

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

·alt

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

Mutation[edit]

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.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

alt 4 nom/acc forms

  1. other

Declension[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

alt m (genitive uilt, plural altan)

  1. joint
  2. (grammar) article

Derived terms[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

alt m (Cyrillic spelling алт)

  1. (music) an alto

Related terms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

alt (definite accusative altı, plural altlar)

  1. bottom

Antonyms[edit]

Declension[edit]