What does the word al mean?

Usage examples for al

  1. Roos was very keen to have the wedding postponed to the following morning, and changed to an al fresco affair which he could shoot with good light. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  2. The Saracens having prevented the approach of the vessels that were coming to the camp with provisions, the king, as a last resource, offered to give up the city of Damietta to the Sultan Malek al Moadhem, if he would agree to restore Jerusalem to the Christians, the Counts of Poiton and Anjou remaining in Egypt as hostages. – The Boy's Book of Heroes by Helena Peake