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When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, 'Just go to sleep.' Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I've grown older, I've realized just how smart Knight was.
Ben Stein

Meaning of "aleck" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALECK

aleck  [ˈælɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALECK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Aleck is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ALECK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

aleck

Alexander

Alexander is a common male first name, and less common surname derived from the Greek "Αλέξανδρος". The most famous is Alexander the Great, who created one of the largest empires in ancient history.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALECK


alec
ˈælɪk
bimetallic
ˌbaɪmɪˈtælɪk
cephalic
sɪˈfælɪk
Daedalic
dɪˈdælɪk
gallic
ˈɡælɪk
intermetallic
ˌɪntəmɪˈtælɪk
italic
ɪˈtælɪk
italics
ɪˈtælɪk
malic
ˈmælɪk
malik
ˈmælɪk
mesencephalic
ˌmɛsɛnsɪˈfælɪk
metallic
mɪˈtælɪk
nonmetallic
ˌnɒnmɪˈtælɪk
organometallic
ɔːˌɡænəʊmɪˈtælɪk
phallic
ˈfælɪk
salic
ˈsælɪk
smart-aleck
ˈsmɑːtˌælɪk
terephthalic
ˌtɛrɛfˈθælɪk
Uralic
jʊˈrælɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALECK

ale
ale conner
aleatoric
aleatory
alebench
alec
alecithal
alecost
Alecto
alectryon
alee
alef
aleft
alegar
alegge
aleggeaunce
alehouse

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALECK

background check
beck
befleck
by the neck
check
cleck
deck
double-check
fleck
heck
in check
neck
peck
redneck
smart aleck
snowfleck
train wreck
V neck
V-neck
wreck

Synonyms and antonyms of aleck in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «aleck» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALECK

Find out the translation of aleck to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of aleck from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «aleck» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自作聪明
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aleck
570 millions of speakers

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aleck
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

aleck
380 millions of speakers
ar

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aleck
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Aleck
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Aleck
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

aleck
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aleck
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Aleck
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aleck
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

aleck
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

체하는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aleck
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Aleck
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

aleck
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अलेक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aleck
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aleck
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Aleck
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Aleck
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Aleck
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

aleck
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aleck
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

aleck
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

aleck
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of aleck

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALECK»

The term «aleck» is regularly used and occupies the 102.322 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALECK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about aleck

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QUOTES WITH «ALECK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word aleck.
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Ben Stein
When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, 'Just go to sleep.' Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I've grown older, I've realized just how smart Knight was.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALECK»

Discover the use of aleck in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aleck and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History
Do you know America? No, I mean, do you REALLY know America? Would you recognize John Adams in a lineup? Can you identify any presidents between Lincoln and Roosevelt? Hmmm. I thought so. Well, you really need this book.
Adam Selzer, 2009
2
The Smart Aleck Chronicles II
This time, as in the previous volume, there are pithy and pointless observations that may have appeared in previous publications for which the author may have had responsibility, fictitious biographies of friends and colleagues, several ...
Mike Robertson, 2012
3
Profiles in Colonial History
Profiles in Colonial History provides short biographical sketches of six important figures in our American history.
Aleck Loker, 2008
4
Nobody's wife: the smart aleck and the king of the beats
The woman who was married to Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac while he was writing his most famous work, "On the Road," recounts the ups and downs of their relationship.
Joan Kerouac, 2000
5
Nutrition Policy in Canada, 1870-1939
Nutrition Policy in Canada, 1870-1939 examines the beginnings and early evolution of nutrition policy developments, mainly at the federal level, from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War.
Aleck Samuel Ostry, 2011
6
Aleck Maury, Sportsman: A Novel
In the tradition of Hemingway and Faulkner, this sporting novel looks into the complicated heart and soul of a passionately devoted outdoorsman.
Caroline Gordon, 1934
7
Lenny Kandell Smart Aleck
Eleven-year-old Lenny wants to become the world's greatest stand-up comic, but with an enemy like Mousie he wonders if he'll have any future at all.
Ellen Conford, 1984
8
The Honourable Aleck
Aleck commuted on the weekends by horseback, enjoying the freedom of having Thunderer at his disposal. Melchior's occasional letters were always welcomed because they were interesting and amusing. In a letter written from the Homatcho  ...
Ian Bruce Robertson, 2013
9
Walter Ralegh's Virginia: Roanoke Island and the Lost Colony
Roanoke Island and the Lost Colony Aleck Loker. They came near the Azores after three weeks of sailing, but had precious little drinking water and only five able seamen to man the ship. The next day they left the Lion astern and headed north ...
Aleck Loker, 2006
10
Ancient Explorers of America: From the Ice Age to Columbus
These are the stories you never learned in school.
Aleck Loker, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALECK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term aleck is used in the context of the following news items.
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Answer Man: Tree trimming rules? Can buskers use amps?
Today's batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: What are the instructions that Duke Power Company ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
2
Island soccer girls to hold players' hands at today's World Cup final
... Island Soccer Association executive director, and selected Island girls Kennedy Aleck, Xanthe Evans, Molly Andulajevic, Amanda Moreira, ... «Times Colonist, Jul 15»
3
Saluting Norman Washington Manley on his 122nd birthday
He smiled wryly as he recalled that it was there that he first met twenty-year-old Bustamante, then known as Aleck Clarke, his cousin. His smile ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
4
Give me an amateur any day!
You really feel like grabbing the smart aleck's collar and asking him, “So wise guy who's supposed to do all that?” Last year's devastating flood ... «GreaterKashmir.com, Jul 15»
5
Man pleads guilty to theft of Yakama Nation scholarship money
Two other defendants, Susan Aleck and Crystal Miller, earlier entered into pretrial diversion agreements with prosecutors. Their charges would ... «Yakima Herald-Republic, Jul 15»
6
Kids summer lunch program expands to Everett
“I like the milk but I don't like beans,” said Juneen Aleck, 9. She and her brother, Kenneth Aleck, 10, eat at the Sultan Boys & Girls Club with up ... «HeraldNet, Jul 15»
7
Answer Woman: Dance walking, chimney swift removal
Let's get to your always patriotic burning questions, my smart-aleck responses and the real deal. Thanks for sending. Question: I am ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
8
President Boyd K. Packer, champion of families, master teacher …
He was ashamed by his smart-aleck responses to the guide, but he hoped young people hearing the story would remember his lesson about ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
9
NEXUS worker fired after landowner takes photo of worker's …
“So, I asked what they were waiting for and he said, 'We don't know' with a real smart-aleck tone.” Walker said that even though she has No ... «Medina County Gazette, Jul 15»
10
Answer Man: How do they remove the bodies at a hospital?
Today's batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: I've been in Mission Hospital as a visitor many, many ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»

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