5-letter words starting with a

  • adobo — the national dish of the Philippines, which consists of chunks of meat, fish, or vegetables, marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and spices and then stewed in the marinade
  • adolf — a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “wolf.”.
  • adopt — If you adopt a new attitude, plan, or way of behaving, you begin to have it.
  • adore — If you adore someone, you feel great love and admiration for them.
  • adorn — If something adorns a place or an object, it makes it look more beautiful.
  • adour — a river in SW France, flowing N from the Pyrenees and then W to the Bay of Biscay. 210 miles (338 km) long.
  • adowa — Adwa
  • adown — down, downward
  • adoze — asleep; dozing
  • adpcm — Adaptive Digital Pulse Code Modulation
  • adrad — afraid
  • adret — a side of a mountain receiving direct sunlight.
  • adrip — Dripping.
  • adsum — I am present
  • adult — An adult is a mature, fully developed person. An adult has reached the age when they are legally responsible for their actions.
  • adunc — hooked; curved inward
  • adure — (obsolete) To burn up.
  • adust — dried up or darkened by heat; burnt or scorched
  • aduwa — a town in N Ethiopia: Emperor Menelik II defeated the Italians here in 1896. Pop: 46 272 (2005 est)
  • advew — to look at
  • adyta — (in ancient worship) a sacred place that the public was forbidden to enter; an inner shrine.
  • adzed — an axlike tool, for dressing timbers roughly, with a curved, chisellike steel head mounted at a right angle to the wooden handle.
  • adzes — Plural form of adze.
  • aeaea — the island inhabited by Circe.
  • aecia — the fruiting body of rust fungi, which bears chainlike or stalked spores.
  • aedes — any mosquito of the genus Aedes (formerly Stegomyia) of tropical and subtropical regions, esp A. aegypti, which transmits yellow fever and dengue
  • aedon — a daughter of Pandareus who mistakenly killed her son. Zeus took pity on her and turned her into a nightingale.
  • aegae — ancient name of Edessa, a market town in Greece: ancient capital of Macedonia. Pop: 15 980 (latest est)
  • aeger — (dated, British school slang) Absent and excused from one\u2019s classes due to illness.
  • aegir — the god of the sea
  • aegis — sponsorship or protection; auspices (esp in the phrase under the aegis of)
  • aeons — Plural form of aeon.
  • aeri- — aero-
  • aeria — an area in the northern hemisphere of Mars.
  • aerie — the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey that builds in a high place
  • aero- — aero- is used at the beginning of words, especially nouns, that refer to things or activities connected with air or movement through the air.
  • aesir — the chief gods of Norse mythology dwelling in Asgard
  • aesop — ?620–564 bc, Greek author of fables in which animals are given human characters and used to satirize human failings
  • aetna — Mount Etna
  • aevum — (philosophy) the mean between time and eternity; the state of being of the angels and saints in heaven.
  • afaik — as far as I know
  • afald — single; sole
  • afara — a tall W African hardwood tree
  • afear — to frighten or make afraid
  • affix — If you affix one thing to another, you stick it or attach it to the other thing.
  • affor — Alternative spelling of afore.
  • afire — If something is afire or is set afire, it is on fire or looks as if it is on fire.
  • aflat — (obsolete) Level with the ground; flat.
  • aflex — (tool)   A Lex-like scanner generator that produce Ada output from IRUS (Irvine Research Unit in Software). aflex comes with ayacc. Version 1.2a. Mailing list: <[email protected]>.
  • afnor — Association Française de Normalisation: the standards organization of France
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