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1. A, n. View full entry OE

...The letter, and the sound it represents....

2. a, pron. View full entry a1225

...As subject: = they1....

3. a, adj. View full entry ?a1160

...Before a noun denoting an individual object or notion, or denoting an individualized substance, quality, or state, and before a collective noun. Also: before a person's words treated as an individual instance...

4. a, prep.1 View full entry OE

...In expressions of time: in, on, by; = on8. Now chiefly with days of the week. Now English regional, Scottish, and Irish English....

5. a, prep.2 View full entry c1275

...Indicating motion, direction, distance, or removal; = ofI. Cf. offa...

6. † a, conj. View full entry ?c1335

...= andI....

7. a, int.1 View full entry c1175

...Expressing invocation, surprise, or admiration; (also) used to gain attention. Obsolete....

8. a, int.2 View full entry c1440

...Prefixed to a proper name as a war cry....

9. a-, prefix1 View full entry

...With verbs, implying motion onward or away from a position; hence (originally with verbs of motion) adding intensity....

10. a-, prefix2 View full entry c1275

...(No longer productive.) Expressing completeness; = y-23....

11. a-, prefix3 View full entry 1673

...(No longer productive.) Forming verbs, adverbs, and prepositions, originally with the senses ‘on’, ‘on to’....

12. a-, prefix4 View full entry

...(No longer productive.) Forming compounds with nouns, verbs, and adjectives, originally with the senses ‘away’, ‘off’, ‘from’, ‘of’....

13. a-, prefix5 View full entry

...(Not productive in English.) Forming verbs and adjectives (and their derivatives), expressing addition or increase, or bringing into a state....

14. a-, prefix6 View full entry

...Forming nouns and adjectives, with the sense ‘without’; ‘not’; ‘-less’....

15. -a, suffix1 View full entry

...Forming the scientific names of genera (or subgenera) of living organisms, as hosta, Maiasaura, Murraya...

16. -a, suffix2 View full entry

...Forming the plural of nouns with singulars ending in -um or -on derived from Latin and Greek neuter nouns....

17. A1, adj. View full entry 1776

...gen. Chiefly colloquial. First-class, outstanding. Cf. A No. 1...

18. A2, n. View full entry 1999

...The second half of an A level which is divided into two discrete components. Frequently attributive, esp. in A2 level....

19. A2P, adj. View full entry 2002

...Application to person, designating an electronic messaging system or service in which automated messages are sent by an application (application3d) to a person. Also: designating such a message....

20. † aa, n.1 View full entry 1430

...A stream, a watercourse....

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