Definition of Alger

1. Noun. United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899).

Exact synonyms: Horatio Alger
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

Definition of Alger

1. Proper noun. (rare) (given name male from=Germanic), a variant of Elgar. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alger

Alfred Thayer Mahan
Alfred Wallace
Alfred de Musset
Alfred the Great
Alfven ion cyclotron instability
Alfven velocity
Alfven waves
Alfvén wave
Alfvén waves
Algerian Arabic
Algerian Saharan Arabic
Algerian Sign Language
Algerian capital
Algerian centime
Algerian dinar
Algerian monetary unit

Literary usage of Alger

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"alger, afterward scholasticus at the cathedral, does not seem to have been a champion of this tendency. After the death of Bishop Frederick, in 1121, ..."

2. The American Catalogue ... July 1, 1876-Dec. 31, 1910 by Lynds Eugene Jones, Richard Rogers Bowker, Augusta Isabella Appleton (1908)
"4>5(Nl8) 12°, (alger ser.) 35 с. Hurst. Driven from home. '05(816) 12°, (alger ser.) 35 с. Hurst. ... alger, Philip Rounseville. Elastic strength of guns. ..."

3. The Red Cross: A History of this Remarkable International Movement in the by Clara Barton (1898)
"In accordance with my appointment, I visited the War Department, and obtained a special letter of introduction from Secretary alger to Major-General Graham, ..."

4. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1914)
"Learning in some way or other that a lumber dealer, one alger, had sold a raft of lumber in Rockford and was to get his money at Beloit, Wisconsin, ..."

5. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The Description of the Citie of alger, written by Nicholas Nicholay and how it came into the possession of Barbarossa, and also of Malta and ..."

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