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Definitions and meaning of alt

alt

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔːlt

Etymology 1

From Latin altus.

Noun

alt (uncountable)

  1. (music) High pitch, of a voice or instrument; especially, the octave above the top line of the treble stave. [from 16th c.]
  2. (now archaic) A state of excitement, a heightened emotional condition. [from 18th c.]

Etymology 2

Abbreviations.

Adjective

alt (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of alternate.
  2. Abbreviation of alternative, especially as a cultural phenomenon seen as being outside the mainstream of its genre.
    alt-rock, alt-country, alt-right, alt medicine
    • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:alt.

Noun

alt (plural alts)

  1. Abbreviation of altitude.
  2. (Internet, gaming) An alternate or secondary character.
    • 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.
  3. (Internet) An alternate account.
  4. (finance) An alternative investment or alternative fund.

Anagrams

  • ATL, Atl., LAT, LTA, Lat., TLA, Tal, lat, lat.

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɑɫt]

Noun

alt (definite accusative altı, plural altlar)

  1. lower part
  2. bottom

Declension

Derived terms

  • altında (under)

Adjective

alt

  1. lower

Antonyms

  • üst

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan, from Latin altus, ultimately of Proto-Indo-European origin.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈalt/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈal/
  • Rhymes: -alt

Adjective

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

  1. high
    Antonym: baix
  2. tall
    Antonym: baix

Derived terms

  • alt alemany
  • alta cuina
  • altament
  • altària
  • altesa
  • daltabaix
  • pel cap alt

Related terms

  • alçar
  • altitud

Further reading

  • “alt” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “alt” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “alt” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “alt” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Central Franconian

Etymology

From Old High German ald, northern variant of alt. The variation between the stems alt and aal is due to the development -ald--āl-, which occurred only in open syllables.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /alt/

Adjective

alt (masculine aale, feminine aal, comparative aaler or ääler or älder, superlative aalste or äälste or ältste)

  1. (most dialects) old

Usage notes

  • The commoner comparation forms were originally aaler, et aalste. Today, those with umlaut are preferred due to influence of German älter, am ältesten.

Related terms

  • Eldere

Cimbrian

Etymology

From Middle High German alt, from Old High German alt, from Proto-West Germanic *ald, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz. Cognate with German alt, Dutch oud, English old, Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌸𐌴𐌹𐍃 (alþeis).

Adjective

alt (comparative éltor, superlative dar éltorste)

  1. (most dialects) old, elderly

Declension

Derived terms

  • altekhot

Related terms

  • galtar

References

  • “alt” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo
  • “alt” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Crimean Gothic

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *aldaz.

Adjective

alt

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

Czech

Noun

alt m

  1. alto

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from German Alt, ultimately from Latin altus. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑlt/
  • Hyphenation: alt
  • Rhymes: -ɑlt

Noun

alt m (plural alten, diminutive altje n)

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

Usage notes

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

Derived terms

  • altsleutel
  • altstem
  • altviool

Anagrams

  • lat, tal

Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse allr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [al̥t]

Pronoun

alt n (masculine allur, feminine øll)

  1. all

Declension

Adverb

alt

  1. all

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin altus.

Adjective

alt

  1. high

Antonyms

  • bas

Related terms

  • alçâ
  • altece

Noun

alt m (plural alts)

  1. top, summit

German

Etymology

From Middle High German alt, from Old High German alt, from Proto-West Germanic *ald, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz, from Proto-Indo-European *altós, *h₂eltós, from *h₂el- (grow, nourish). Compare Dutch oud, Low German old, West Frisian âld, English old.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /alt/, [ʔalt]

Adjective

alt (comparative älter, superlative am ältesten)

  1. old

Declension

Antonyms

  • jung

Derived terms

  • a. St.
  • Alter m (old one; mate), Alte f
  • Alter n (age)
  • altern
  • ältlich
  • veralten

Related terms

Further reading

  • alt in Duden online
  • “alt” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • “alt” in Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, 16 vols., Leipzig 1854–1961.

Hungarian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈɒlt]
  • Rhymes: -ɒlt

Noun

alt (plural altok)

  1. alto (voice)

Declension

See also

  • szoprán

Ingrian

Etymology

From Proto-Uralic *ëla, whence Estonian all and Hungarian alatt (the ablative singular of ala-). Akin to Finnish alta.

Postposition

alt (+ genitive)

  1. from under

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /al̪ˠt̪ˠ/

Etymology 1

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). The sense ‘article’ is a semantic loan from Latin articulus, itself a semantic loan from Ancient Greek ἄρθρον (árthron).

Noun

alt m (genitive singular ailt, nominative plural ailt)

  1. (carpentry) joint; juncture
  2. (anatomy) joint, knuckle
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 8:
      alt m aurdōǵ ĺūntə.
      conventional orthography:
  3. knot (in wood)
    Synonyms: cranra, dual
  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
Derived terms

Verb

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

  1. (transitive) articulate, joint
Conjugation

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Italian alto.

Noun

alt m (genitive singular ailt, nominative plural ailt)

  1. (music) alto
Declension
Derived terms
  • altach

Etymology 3

Noun

alt f (genitive singular ailte, nominative plural altanna)

  1. Alternative form of ailt (steep-sided glen; ravine)
Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 alt (‘joint, articulation’)”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “2 alt, allt (‘height, cliff’)”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “alt” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 24.
  • "alt" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “alt” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “alt” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • “alt” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from German halt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /alt/

Interjection

alt

  1. stop!

Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /alt/, [ɑlt]

Adverb

alt

  1. sometimes

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Latin altus, via Italian alto; compare with German Alt.

Noun

alt m (definite singular alten, indefinite plural alter, definite plural altene)

  1. (music) alto; contralto

Etymology 2

Determiner

alt

  1. neuter singular of all

Pronoun

alt

  1. everything, all, anything

Derived terms

  • altetende
  • fremfor alt, framfor alt

References

  • “alt” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑlt/

Etymology 1

Adverb

alt

  1. already

Etymology 2

From Latin altus, via Italian alto; compare with German Alt.

Noun

alt m (definite singular alten, indefinite plural altar, definite plural altane)

  1. (music) alto; contralto

Etymology 3

Determiner

alt

  1. neuter singular of all

Pronoun

alt

  1. everything, all, anything

References

  • “alt” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *aldaz (grown-up), from Proto-Indo-European *altós, *h₂eltós, from *h₂el- (grow, nourish).

Adjective

alt

  1. old

Inflection


Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: out
    • Dutch: oud
      • Afrikaans: oud
    • Limburgish: aad

Further reading

  • “alt”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German

Alternative forms

  • ald (northern)

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *ald, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz, whence also Old English ald. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *altós, *h₂eltós, from *h₂el- (grow, nourish). Compare Old Frisian and Old Saxon ald, Old English eald, ald and Old Dutch alt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /alt/

Adjective

alt

  1. old

Descendants

  • Middle High German: alt
    • Alemannic German: altu, oalt, oalt, olt, àltà (Italian Walser)
    • Bavarian:
      Apeltonerisch: old
      Cimbrian: alt
      Mòcheno: òlt
      Northern Bavarian: [ɔːld̥]
      Udinese: olt, òlt
    • Central Franconian: alt
      Hunsrik: alt
      Luxembourgish: al
    • German: alt
    • Rhine Franconian: alt, all
      Frankfurterisch: [ɑːl], [aːl]
      Pennsylvania German: alt
    • Vilamovian: aołd
    • Yiddish: אַלט(alt)

References

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Old Irish

Verb

·alt

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

Mutation


Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Compare German alt, Dutch oud, English old.

Adjective

alt (comparative elder, superlative eltscht)

  1. old

Romanian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /alt/

Determiner

alt m or n (feminine singular altă, masculine plural alți, feminine and neuter plural alte)

  1. other

Usage notes

  • The genitive and dative forms can also be formed like those of a regular adjective, using forms of un: unui alt, unei alte, unor alți, unor alte.

Declension


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

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

alt m (genitive singular uilt, plural altan)

  1. joint
  2. (grammar) article

Derived terms

  • alt-aiseig (linkspan)
  • alt cinnteach
  • alt neo-chinnteach

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

alt m (Cyrillic spelling алт)

  1. (music) an alto

Related terms

  • altovi

Turkish

Pronunciation

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

Noun

alt (definite accusative altı, plural altlar)

  1. bottom
  2. under

Declension

Antonyms

  • üst

Zipser German

Alternative forms

  • olt
  • out (Hopgarten)

Etymology

Ultimately from Old High German alt.

Adjective

alt

  1. old

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a high musical note.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)