[ UK /ˈɔːldɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈɔɫdɝ/ ]
  1. wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
  2. north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
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How To Use alder In A Sentence

  • This innocent rhetoric, from the realm of religious-ethical balderdash, appears _a good deal less innocent_ when one reflects upon the tendency that it conceals beneath sublime words: the tendency to _destroy life_. The Antichrist
  • I believe it has its own atmosphere because it is built in what you call a caldera, but I may have picked that information up from like a Syfy TV movie about the Coming Global Superstorm, or invented it in my own mind. Television Without Pity
  • This is in direct contrast to earlier work which argues that these calderas were not united until a central caldera formed late in the volcano's lifespan.
  • Half way down there is a scrog of wood, dwarf alders and hawthorn, which makes an arch over the path. Prester John
  • Calderon sat out the final quarter with what he called a hamstring cramp in Wednesday's loss to the Sixers in Philadelphia. Top Stories RSS
  • The ABC article is short on detail, but I wonder if today's falderol is just a public airing of this minor regulatory change. Archive 2007-12-01
  • At the May state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderón, prickly pear cactus showed up in vermeil wine coolers, and Dowling also tucked a few among the in the centerpieces of fuchsia roses and Cattleya orchids. White House florist shows Obamas' relaxed style
  • That brief confrontation with Luke Calder had unsettled her far more than the incident in the garage, if she was honest.
  • After leaving school he trained in Leven as an engineering draughtsman, then spent his National Service with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Aldershot.
  • If the full number of members of either branch of the city council shall fail to be elected, or a vacancy shall occur in either branch, such branch shali declare a vacancy or vacancies to exist, and thereupon the board of aldern/en shall cause a new election to be held to fill the same. Acts and resolves passed by the General Court
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