Aliment : Definition

Aliment

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Definitions of Aliment

Pronunciation : Al"i*ment
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. alimentum, fr. alere to nourish; akin to Goth. alan to grow, Icel. ala to nourish: cf. F. aliment. See Old.]
Definition : 1. That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of support. Aliments of theiBacon.

2. An allowance for maintenance. [Scot.]


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Al"i*ment
Part of Speech : v. t.
Definition : 1. To nourish; to support.

2. To provide for the maintenance of. [Scot.]


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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