• Alder
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alder north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
    • n alder wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pine, spruce, or other evergreen wood should never be used in barbecues. These woods, when burning or smoking, can add harmful tar and resins to the food. Only hardwoods should be used for smoking and grilling, such as oak, pecan, hickory, maple, cherry, alder, apple, or mesquite, depending on the type of meat being cooked.
    • n Alder (Bot) A tree, usually growing in moist land, and belonging to the genus Alnus. The wood is used by turners, etc.; the bark by dyers and tanners. In the U. S. the species of alder are usually shrubs or small trees.
    • a Alder Of all; -- used in composition; as, alderbest, best of all, alderwisest, wisest of all.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alder The popular name of shrubs and trees belonging to the genus Alnus, natural order Cupuliferæ. The common alder of Europe is Alnus glutinosa. In the eastern United States the common species are the smooth alder, A. serrulata, and the speckled alder, A. incana. Both are also known as black alder. These are usually tall shrubs, rarely small trees. The alders of the Pacific coast, A. rhombifolia and A. rubra, frequently grow to be trees of medium size. The bark of the alder has been used in several parts of the world as one of the materials for dyeing black along with copperas or iron liquor, and also in obtaining other colors, as brownish yellow or orange. See Alnus.
    • n alder A name of species of other widely different genera, from their resemblance to true alders. The black or berry-bearing alder of Europe is the alder-buckthorn, Rhamnus Frangula. In southern Africa the name red alder is given to the Cunonia Capensis, and white alder to Platylophustrifoliatus, both saxifragaceous shrubs. In North America the Ilex verticillata is sometimes called black alder, the Rhamnus alnifolia dwarf alder, and the Clethra alnifolia white alder.
    • n alder An old form of elder.
    • alder The Middle English genitive plural of all. From its common occurrence before adjectives in the superlative it came to be regarded as a prefix of such adjectives: as, alder-first, first of all; alder-best, best of all; alder-liefest or alder-lievest, dearest of all. It is also used, in the form aller, with the genitive plural of personal pronouns: as, youre aller, of all of you; oure aller, of all of us; here aller, of all of them.
    • n alder A shrub of the genus Fothergilla, of the southeastern United States.
    • n alder Alnus rhombifolia, of the western United States.
    • n alder The striped maple, Acer Pennsylvanicum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alder awl′dėr a tree related to the birch, usually growing in moist ground.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. aldir, aller, fr. AS. alr, aler, alor, akin to D. els, G. erle, Icel. erlir, erli, Swed. al, Dan. elle, el, L. alnus, and E. elm,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. alor; Ger. erle; L. alnus.


In literature:

The nest was built back of the old gray, lichen-covered fence, just above the brook where the hazels and alders grow.
"Plantation Sketches" by Margaret Devereux
More than that, he had cut down an alder, leaving some three or four sharp prongs over which he had spread her blankets.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
Slim alder-trees and maples were clasped in moss to their waists.
"The Indian On The Trail" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The rivulet gurgled under the overhanging willows and alder brush.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
And more than any other tree the alder is the familiar companion of the angler.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
Instances of this kind may be met with in willows, hazels, alders, and other amentaceous plants.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
The promontory contains three farms, reclaimed from the forest of pines, oaks, alders, willows, and evergreens.
"Handbook to the new Gold-fields" by R. M. Ballantyne
These alders loomed through the mist at regular intervals as you walked halfway round the pond.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
Dean Alder is showing her the tombs in the cathedral.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
Yes, there stood Captain Bolton on the quarter-deck, and Mr Alder seeing to the boat being hoisted up.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
The farmer's wife had given her a goose for her very own that day, and the goose had made a nest in the alder bushes.
"The Story-teller" by Maud Lindsay
Wild-fowl called from the alder-fringed Long Water.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Observe that the Alder or Orl fly, is a capital killer when the May-fly is on.
"The Teesdale Angler" by R Lakeland
Among these are Ladies Bedstraw, whortleberry, yellow iris, bracken, bramble, meadow sweet, alder, heather and many others.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
With a whining cry, a good-sized wildcat sprang from a clump of alder bushes just beyond the dead deer.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
From au(l)ne, alder, we have aunai, whence our Dawnay.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Robert Alder was present at the Conference, and was a consenting party to the basis of union.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Both were hollow in the heart, or rather they contained pith like the alder-tree, which when forced out left a smooth bore.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
So he cut three chips from an alder-tree, and laying them on the ground before him, he cast many magic spells over them.
"Finnish Legends for English Children" by R. Eivind
Around Thick alders grow.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Samuel James Arnold

In poetry:

The alder by the river
Shakes out her powdery curls;
The willow buds in silver
For little boys and girls.
"Spring" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
Now overhead,
Where the rivulet loiters and stops,
The bittersweet hangs from the tops
Of the alders and cherries
Its bunches of beautiful berries,
Orange and red.
"By An Autumn Stream" by Archibald Lampman
I have brought in red berries and green boughs-
Berries of black alder, boughs of pine.
They and the sunlight on them, both are mine.
I need no florist flowers in my house.
"New England Mind" by Robert Francis
These honours, Lyre, we yet may keep,
I, still unknown, may live with thee,
And gentle zephyr's wing will sweep
Thy solemn string, where low I sleep,
Beneath the alder tree.
"To My Lyre" by Henry Kirke White
The grave, gaunt pines imprison her sad gaze,
All still the sky and darkling drearily;
She feels the chilly breath of dear, dead days
Come sifting through the alders eerily.
"Music In The Bush" by Robert W Service
But you came forward through the tiny, stripped,
The pauperly and trembling alder grove,
Into the graveyard's coppice, russet-red,
Which, like stamped gingerbread, lay there and glowed.
"August" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Bill and Thais Baer of Walla Walla will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends from 2-4 pm June 3 at Pioneer Park Garden Center, off Alder and Division streets.
It will be in the Assumption Catholic Church fellowship hall, 2066 E Alder St.
Outside, on the corner of Alder and Colville streets, fall is finally a real presence.
The Northwest Carriage Museum located at 314 Alder St, Raymond, (corner of Highway 101 and State Route 6), announces its fall/winter hours effective October 1.
The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday postponed choosing a master developer for a planned major overhaul of the Alder Grove and Marina Vista low-income housing projects in northwest Land Park.
It's been a beautiful fall on the PAWS Campus with the locally abundant red alders and bigleaf maples turning lovely shades of gold.
The US Coast Guard cutter Alder will be visiting Grand Haven this weekend, with free public tours Saturday and Sunday.
The Alder's crew just wrapped up its fall buoy retrieval work, and will be stopping in Grand Haven for rest and recreation, the Coast Guard said.
HILLIARD — The Jonathan Alder boys basketball team traveled down the road on Saturday and knocked off host and Division I opponent Hilliard Darby , 61-51.
And on Nov 2, people here will get a taste of what that means in McGrail's one-man show, "Patrick Possessed" at The Den Pizzeria, 119 W Alder St.
Alder boys top Fairbanks .
Jonathan Alder 178, Fairbanks 200 MARYSVILLE — The Jonathan Alder boys golf team topped Fairbanks on Monday night at Buck Ridge.
The medalist was Alder's Nate Whiting, who carded a 41.
The only slip-up prop-wise is the old radio, which works too quickly when Alder's Freud clicks it on to hear the war news.
This image shows a loading dock and Target signs at the corner of Southwest 10th and Alder.

In science:

FIG. 2: Simplified Alder-Wainwright transition, Normalized cluster-number (λ) distributions Wλ (V ) as function of the external volume V .
Heat can flow from cold to hot in Microcanonical Thermodynamics of finite systems. The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations
Hubble flow. (Figure courtesy of Greg Aldering.) 126 6.2 The redshift distribution of 70 SNe with known redshifts found by the SNfactory automated search pipeline from the beginning of the search in 2002 through June 2003.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
For further discussion of the follow-up aspects of the SNfactory project, see Aldering et al. (2002a) and Lantz (2003).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Ambitious followon experiments are just starting, SNLS (Pain & The SNLS Collaboration 2003), ESSENCE (Garnavich et 2002), or have been planned, SNAP (Aldering et al. 2002b), to extend the revolutionary result that the Universe is accelerating to precise statements about the constituents and history of the Universe.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
In Fig. 3 we compare synthetic spectra from our models with flux-calibrated spectra of SN 2011fe taken by the SNfactory collaboration with the SNIFS instrument (Aldering et al. 2002) on the University of Hawaii 2.2 m telescope on Mauna Kea.
Constraining Type Ia supernova models: SN 2011fe as a test case
The best Hubble scatter reduction was obtained by Bailey et al. (2009) using very high quality spectra from the Supernova Factory (Aldering et al. 2002).
Testing Models of Intrinsic Brightness Variations in Type Ia Supernovae, and their Impact on Measuring Cosmological Parameters
The model of Chotard (2011); Chotard et al. (2011, hereafter C11) is based on a covariance scatter matrix among the U BV RI filter passbands, and is derived from an analysis of spectral correlations using high quality spectra from the Supernova Factory (Aldering et al. 2002).
Testing Models of Intrinsic Brightness Variations in Type Ia Supernovae, and their Impact on Measuring Cosmological Parameters
Aldering, G. et al. 2002, in Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, Vol. 4836, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, ed. J. A.
Testing Models of Intrinsic Brightness Variations in Type Ia Supernovae, and their Impact on Measuring Cosmological Parameters
Perlmutter, S., Aldering, G., Goldhaber, G., et al.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
Greg Aldering of Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division is the principal investigator of the SNF.
Accelerating Universe: Observational Status and Theoretical Implications
Their work included Monte Carlo simulations of two-dimensional Lennard-Jones particles and the equation of state for three dimensional hard spheres (also examined by Alder, Frankel and Lewison ) and polymer chains as well as the incredibly important Metropolis algorithm .
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics
Molecular dynamics was developed a little later by Bernie Alder along with Tom Wainwright .
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics
Aldering et al. [SNAP Collaboration], arXiv:astro-ph/0405232 .
A New Approach to Testing Dark Energy Models by Observations
The asymptotic behavior at low and high densities is given by expressions derived by Wigner and Gell-Mann and Brueckner and for intermediate densities quantum Monte Carlo calculations have been performed by Ceperley and Alder .
Density Functional Theory of Epitaxial Growth of Metals
Aldering, Saurabh Jha, and Weidong Li for providing lists of discovered SNe Ia.
Peculiar Velocities from Type Ia Supernovae