a
[ə, eɪ]
DETERMINER
  1. used when referring to someone or something for the first time in a text or conversation.Compare with the.
    "a man came out of the room" ·
    "it has been an honour to meet you" · "we need people with a knowledge of languages"
    • used with units of measurement to mean one such unit.
      "a hundred" ·
      "a quarter of an hour"
    • one single; any.
      "I simply haven't a thing to wear"
    • used when mentioning the name of someone not known to the speaker.
      "a Mr Smith telephoned"
    • someone like (the name specified).
      "you're no better than a Hitler"
  2. used to indicate membership of a class of people or things.
    "he is a lawyer" ·
    "this car is a BMW"
  3. in, to, or for each; per (used when expressing rates or ratios).
    "typing 60 words a minute" ·
    "a move to raise petrol prices by 3p a litre"
ORIGIN
Middle English: weak form of Old English ān ‘one’.
a-
[ə, eɪ, a]
PREFIX
  1. not; without.
    "atheistic" ·
    "acephalous"
ORIGIN
from Greek.
-a
[ə]
SUFFIX
  1. forming ancient or Latinized modern names of animals and plants.
    "primula"
  2. forming names of oxides.
    "baryta"
  3. forming geographical names.
    "Africa"
  4. forming ancient or Latinized modern feminine forenames.
    "Lydia"
  5. forming nouns from Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
    "duenna" ·
    "stanza"
ORIGIN
representing a Greek, Latin, or Romance feminine singular.
-a
[ə]
SUFFIX
  1. forming plural nouns from Greek or Latin neuter plurals corresponding to a singular in -um or -on (such as addenda, phenomena).
  2. forming plural nouns in names (often from modern Latin) of zoological groups.
    "Insectivora"
-a
[ə]
SUFFIX
informal
  1. of.
    "coupla"
  2. have.
    "mighta"
  3. to.
    "oughta"
ORIGIN
representing a casual pronunciation.
a-
[ə]
PREFIX
  1. to; towards.
    "aside" ·
    "ashore"
    • in the process of (an activity).
      "a-hunting"
    • in a specified state.
      "aflutter"
    • on.
      "afoot"
    • in.
      "nowadays"
ORIGIN
Old English, unstressed form of on.
a-
[ə]
PREFIX
  1. variant spelling of ad- assimilated before sc, sp, and st (as in ascend, aspire, and astringent).
a-
[ə]
PREFIX
  1. of.
    "anew"
  2. utterly.
    "abash"
ORIGIN
sense 1 is an unstressed form of of ; sense 2 is from Anglo-Norman French a- ( Old French e-, es-), from Latin ex.
a
[a]
ABBREVIATION
  1. (in travel timetables) arrives.
    "Penzance a 0915"
  2. (in units of measurement) atto- (10−18).
  3. BRITISH
    (with reference to sporting fixtures) away.
    "March 15 Sheffield United (a)"
  4. (used before a date) before.
    "a1200"
SYMBOL
physics
(a)
  1. acceleration.
ORIGIN
[ from Latin ante. ]
A
[eɪ]
NOUN
A's (plural noun) · As (plural noun) · as (plural noun)
  1. the first letter of the alphabet.
    • denoting the first in a set of items, categories, sizes, etc.
    • denoting the first of two or more hypothetical people or things.
      "suppose A had killed B"
    • the highest class of academic mark.
      "a dazzling array of straight A's"
    • (in the UK) denoting the most important category of road, other than a motorway.
      "the A34" ·
      "busy A-roads"
    • denoting the highest-earning socio-economic category for marketing purposes, including top management and senior professional personnel.
    • chess
      denoting the first file from the left, as viewed from White's side of the board.
    • the first constant to appear in an algebraic expression.
    • geology
      denoting the uppermost soil horizon, especially the topsoil.
    • the human blood type (in the ABO system) containing the A antigen and lacking the B.
    • (with numeral) denoting a series of international standard paper sizes each twice the area of the next, as A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, etc., A4 being 210 × 297 mm.
  2. a shape like that of a capital A.
    "an A-shape"
  3. music
    the sixth note of the diatonic scale of C major. The A above middle C is usually used as the basis for tuning and in modern music has a standard frequency of 440 Hz.
    • a key based on a scale with A as its keynote.
A
[eɪ]
ABBREVIATION
  1. (in card games) ace.
    "you cash ♥AK"
  2. against (heading the column in a table of sports results which shows the goals or points scored against each club).
  3. informal
    A level.
  4. ampere(s).
  5. ångstrom(s).
  6. attack (in designations of US aircraft types).
    "an A-10"
  7. answer.
    "Q: What is a hung parliament? A: One in which no single party has an overall majority"
  8. (in names of sports clubs) Athletic.
    "Dunfermline A"
  9. Austria (international vehicle registration).
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How to use a in a sentence?

Dare to BeWhen a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.When you're feeling tired, dare to keep going.When times are tough, dare to be tougher.When love hurts you, dare to love again.When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.When the day has ended, dare to feel as you've done your best.Dare to be the best you can. at all times, Dare to be!

Steve Maraboli

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. all sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. a whole stream of events issues from the decision which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? and you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? and you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? and you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

an earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

an earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

an earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

an earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better. I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.

Elon Musk

I try not to set myself up as different or as a celebrity or special. I have a husband that can get on my nerves. I have kids that test my patience. I've got a cat I can't keep off the sofa. It's real. On a bad day, I'm reading 'acts of Faith.'

Iyanla Vanzant

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge
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How to say a in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (DETERMINER)ʼn
Arabic (DETERMINER)أ
Bangla এক
Bosnian (Latin) na
Bulgarian (DETERMINER)един
Catalan (DETERMINER)un, una
Croatian (DETERMINER)je
Czech (DETERMINER)jeden
Danish (DETERMINER)en, et
Dutch (DETERMINER)een
Estonian (DETERMINER)on
Fijian e dua
Filipino isang
Finnish (DETERMINER)on
French (DETERMINER)un, une
German (DETERMINER)eine, ein
Greek (DETERMINER)μια, ένα, έναν, ενός, ένας
Haitian Creole yon
Hebrew (DETERMINER)של
Hindi (DETERMINER)एक, किसी
Hmong Daw ib
Hungarian (DETERMINER)egy
Icelandic (DETERMINER)á
Indonesian (DETERMINER)sebuah, seorang
Italian (DETERMINER)un, una
Japanese (DETERMINER)
Kiswahili (DETERMINER)ya
Klingon .
Korean (DETERMINER)
Latvian (DETERMINER)kādu
Lithuanian (DETERMINER)per
Malagasy ny
Malay (Latin) (DETERMINER)sebuah
Maltese (DETERMINER)xi
Norwegian Bokmål en
Persian (DETERMINER)یک
Polish (DETERMINER)pewien
Portuguese (DETERMINER)um, uma
Querétaro Otomi 'nar
Romanian (DETERMINER)un, o, unui
Russian (DETERMINER)в
Samoan se
Serbian (Cyrillic) на
Serbian (Latin) na
Slovak (DETERMINER)to
Spanish (DETERMINER)un, una
Swedish (DETERMINER)en, ett
Tahitian te
Tamil (DETERMINER)ஒரு
Telugu ఒక
Thai (DETERMINER)เป็น
Tongan ha
Turkish (DETERMINER)bir
Ukrainian (DETERMINER)на
Urdu (DETERMINER)ایک
Vietnamese (DETERMINER)một
Welsh (DETERMINER)yn
Yucatec Maya jump'éel
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