from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun To the; at the; with the: the dative of the French definite article, occurring in some phrases frequently used in English, as au fait, au fond, au revoir, etc.
  • noun The chemical symbol of gold (L., aurum).
  • noun A common English digraph representing generally the sound of “broad a” (â), but often also ä.

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  • noun a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
  • noun a unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers)


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  • Au. Chemical element symbol for Gold.

    December 16, 2007

  • Rx - auris utraque = both ears.

    February 18, 2009