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!Kung
!Kung (ko͞ong) n. 1. A member of a San people of eastern Namibia and western Botswana. 2. The Khoisan language of the !Kung.   Usage Note: The orthographically unusual word ...
"800" number
any toll-free telephone number, usually with a 3-digit code of 800, established, as by a business, so that people from widespread areas can call for merchandise, information, or ...
$64 000 Question
a popular US television game show in the 1950s, presented by Hal March. It offered the largest prizes ever given, and even people who lost received cars for competing. It was ...
'ain
/uyn, ayn/, n. 1. the 18th letter of the Arabic alphabet. 2. the voiced pharyngeal constrictive consonant represented by this letter. [ < Ar 'ayn] * * *
'Alawite
/al"euh weet', al'euh weet"/, n. Islam. a member of a Shi'ite sect inhabiting the coastal district of Latakia in northwest Syria. Also, 'Alawi /al"euh wee/. Also called ...
'Arafat
/ahr'euh fat", ar"euh fat'/, n. a hill 15 mi. (24 km) southeast of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia: site of Muslim pilgrimages. * * *
'Ashura'
/ash"oo rah/, n. 1. the tenth of the month of Muharram, an important fast day for Sunni Muslims. 2. (among Shi'ite Muslims) the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein. [ < Ar ...
'ayn
/uyn, ayn/, n. 'ain. * * *
'Brog-mi
▪ Tibetan monk born 992, Tibet died 1072       Tibetan monk and eccentric mystic.       'Brog-mi studied for one year in Nepal and for eight years at ...
'Brom-ston
▪ Tibetan Buddhist monk born 1008 died 1064       Tibetan Buddhist, member of the school of the 11th-century reformer Atīśa. He translated much of the Buddhist ...
'cause
/kawz, kuz/, unstressed /keuhz/, conj. Informal. because. [1400-50; late ME; aph. var.] * * *
'cept
/sept/, prep. Informal. except1. * * *
'd
1. contraction of had: I was glad they'd gone. 2. contraction of did: Where'd they go? 3. contraction of should or would: He'd like to go. I'd like to remind you of your ...
'em
/euhm/, pron. Informal. them: Put 'em down there. [1350-1400; ME hem, OE heom, dat. and acc. pl. of HE1] * * *
'fore
'fore [fôr, fōr] prep. [Old Poet.] short for BEFORE * * *
'fro
/froh/, adj., n., pl. 'fros. Informal. Afro. Also, fro. [1970-75; by shortening] * * *
'gainst
'gainst [genst, gānst] prep. [Old Poet.] short for AGAINST * * * 'gainst also gainst (gĕnst, gānst) Contraction of against. * * *
'hood
/hood/, n. Slang. neighborhood. [1985-90; by shortening] * * *
'Id al-Adha
/id" al ahd hah"/ a major festival of Islam, beginning on the tenth day of the last month of the calendar and lasting for four days, usually characterized by the sacrificing of a ...
'Idal-Fitr
'Id al-Fitr also Eid al-Fitr (ĭd əl-fĭtʹər) n. Islam A festival that ends the fast of Ramadan.   [Arabic ‘Īd al-Fiṭr, Feast of Breaking the Fast : ‘īd, feast (from ...
'll
1. a contraction of will: I'll answer the phone. He'll pay the check. What'll we do? 2. contraction of till1 (used when the preceding word ends in t): Wait'll your father comes ...
'm
'm Contraction of am: I'm feeling fine. * * *
'mongst
'mongst or mongst [muŋst] prep. [Old Poet.] short for AMONGST * * *
'n
/euhn/, conj. Pron. Spelling. and: Stop 'n save. Look 'n listen. Also, 'n'. * * *
'n'
'n' or 'n ['n, ən] conj. and: an informal spelling [fish 'n' chips, fun 'n' games] * * * 'n' or 'n conj. Informal Contraction of and: scratch 'n' sniff. * * *
'neath
'neath or neath [nēth] prep. [Old Poet.] short for BENEATH * * *
'nuff
/nuf/, n. Informal. enough. [by aphesis and resp.] * * *
'Phags-pa
▪ ruler of Tibet born 1235 died 1280       Tibetan scholar-monk who set up a Buddhist theocracy in Tibet.       'Phags-pa was a member of the Sa-skya-pa school ...
'que
/kyooh/, n. Chiefly California. barbecue. [by shortening] * * *
're
/euhr/ contraction of are: They're leaving. Usage. See contraction. * * *
'roo
/rooh/, n., pl. 'roos. Australian Informal. kangaroo. [by shortening] * * *
's
's1 an ending used in writing to represent the possessive morpheme after most singular nouns, some plural nouns, esp. those not ending in a letter or combination of letters ...
's Gravenhage
/skhrddah'veuhn hah"kheuh/ Dutch name of The Hague. * * *
's Hertogenbosch
/serdd"toh kheuhn baws'/ a city in and the capital of North Brabant, in the S Netherlands. 88,585. French, Bois-le-Duc. * * * ▪ The Netherlands also called  Den Bosch, ...
's-Hertogenbosch
▪ The Netherlands also called  Den Bosch,  French  Bois-le-Duc,         gemeente (municipality), south-central Netherlands (Netherlands, The). It is situated where ...
'sblood
/zblud/, interj. Obs. (used as an oath.) [1590-1600; euphemistic shortening of God's blood; see 'S3] * * *
'sdeath
/zdeth/, interj. Archaic. (used as a mild oath). [euphemistic shortening of God's death; see 'S3] * * *
'sGravenhage
's Gra·ven·ha·ge (skrä'vən-häʹgə, sKHrä'vən-häʹKHə) See Hague, The. * * *
'sHertogenbosch
's Her·to·gen·bosch (sĕrʹtō-gən-bôs', -KHən-) A city of south-central Netherlands north-northwest of Eindhoven. Chartered c. 1185, it was a fortress city until 1874. ...
'swounds
/zwowndz, zowndz, zwoohndz/, interj. Obs. zounds. [1580-90; 'S3 + WOUND1 + -S3] * * *
't
a shortened form of it, before or after a verb, as in 'twas, 'tis, do't, see't. * * *
't-
't- prefix it: used with verbs in contractions, chiefly in poetry ['twas] * * *
'tain't
'tain't or tain't (tānt) Nonstandard Contraction of it ain't. * * *
'til
/til/, prep., conj. till; until. [aph. var. of UNTIL] Usage. See till1. * * *
'tis
/tiz/ a contraction of it is. Usage. See contraction. * * *
'twas
/twuz, twoz/; unstressed /tweuhz/ contraction of it was. Usage. See contraction. * * *
'tween
/tween/, prep. 1. contraction of between. n. 2. Also, tween, tweeny. a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to be a ...
'tween deck
Naut. any space between two continuous decks in the hull of a vessel, as between a shelter deck and a freeboard deck. [1810-20] * * *
'twere
/twerr/; unstressed /tweuhr/ contraction of it were. Usage. See contraction. * * *
'twill
/twil/ a contraction of it will. Usage. See contraction. * * *
'twixt
/twikst/, prep. contraction of betwixt. * * *
'twould
/twood/ contraction of it would. Usage. See contraction. * * *
'ulama
/ooh"leuh mah'/, n.pl. Islam. the doctors of Muslim religion and law. Also, ulema. [1680-90; < Ar 'ulama learned men] * * *
'umrah
/um"reuh/, n. Islam. the pilgrimage, consisting of rituals performed at various shrines, made by a Muslim upon entering Mecca: often part of the hajj. Also, 'umra. Also called ...
've
contraction of have: I've got it. We've been there. Usage. See contraction. * * *
'zine
/zeen/, n. fanzine. Also, zine. [by shortening] * * *
(e)su-
Good. Oldest form *ə₁(e)su-. Originally suffixed form of es-. 1. eu-, from Greek eu-, well, combining form of eus, good. 2. a. swastika, from Sanskrit svasti, well-being, good ...
(s)he
➡ feminism * * *
(s)keu-
To cover, conceal. Zero-grade form *(s)ku-. Variant *(s)keuə-, zero-grade form *(s)kuə-, contracted to *(s)kū-. Derivatives include sky, meerschaum, scum, obscure, recoil, and ...
(s)mer-
I. (s)mer-1 To remember. 1. Suffixed zero-grade form *mr̥-no-. mourn, from Old English murnan, to mourn, from Germanic *murnan, to remember sorrowfully. 2. Reduplicated form ...
(s)nāu-
To swim, flow, let flow, whence suckle. Oldest form *sneə₂u-; colored to *snaə₂u-, contracted to *(s)nāu-. Extension of snā-. 1. Suffixed basic form *nāw-yo-. naiad, ...
(s)nē-
Also nē-. To spin, sew. Contracted from earlier *(s)neə₁-. 1. Suffixed form *nē-tlā-. needle, from Old English nǣdl, needle, from Germanic *nēthlō. 2. Suffixed form ...
(s)neəu-
Tendon, sinew. Oldest form *sneə₁u-. Extension of (s)nē-. Suffixed form *(s)neəw-r̥-, with further suffixes. a. *neu-r-o-. neuro-, neuron, neurula; aponeurosis, from Greek ...
(s)pen-
To draw, stretch, spin. Derivatives include spider, pansy, pendant1, appendix, penthouse, and spontaneous. I. Basic form *spen-. 1. Suffixed form *spen-wo-. a. spider, spin, ...
(s)teg-
To cover. Derivatives include thatch, thug, and detect. I. O-grade form *tog-. 1. a. thatch, from Old English theccan, to cover; b. deck2, from Middle Dutch decken, to cover; c. ...
(s)tenə-
To thunder. Oldest form *stenə₂-. 1. Zero-grade form *stn̥ə-. a. thunder; Thursday, from Old English thunor, thunder, Thor; b. blunderbuss, dunderhead, from Middle Dutch ...
-'d
-'d -'d1 suffix contraction 1. had [I'd seen it before] 2. would or should [we said we'd help] 3. did [how'd you get here?] -'d2 suffix contraction var. of -ED used a) esp. in ...
-'ll
-'ll [əl] suffix will or shall: used in contractions, sometimes very informally [she'll sing; I'll go; what'll we do? ] * * *
-'m
-'m suffix am: used in contractions, sometimes very informally [I'm here; how'm I doing?] * * *
-'re
-'re suffix are: used in contractions, sometimes very informally [they're not here; what're you doing?] * * *
-'s
-'s -'s1 -'s 〚assimilated contr. < ME -es < OE, masc. & neut. gen. sing. inflection〛 suffix 1. forming the possessive singular of most nouns and noun phrases and of some ...
-'t
-'t suffix it: used with verbs in contractions, chiefly in poetry [do't] * * *
-a
-a1 a plural ending of nouns borrowed from Greek and Latin: phenomena; criteria; data; errata; genera. -a2 a feminine singular ending of nouns borrowed from Latin and Greek, also ...
-ability
a combination of -able and -ity, found on nouns corresponding to adjectives in -able: capability. [ME -abilite
-able
a suffix meaning "capable of, susceptible of, fit for, tending to, given to," associated in meaning with the word able, occurring in loanwords from Latin (laudable); used in ...
-ably
a suffix combining -able and -ly that forms adverbs corresponding to adjectives ending in -able: commendably; dependably; tolerably. Also, -ibly. * * *
-ac
var. of -ic after Greek noun stems ending in i: cardiac; maniac. [ < L -acus < Gk -akos] * * *
-acea
Zool. a suffix used in the formation of names of classes and orders: Crustacea. [ < L, neut. pl, with collective meaning, of -aceus. See -ACEOUS] * * *
-aceae
Bot. a suffix used in the formation of names of families: Rosaceae. [ < L, fem. pl. of -ACEUS. See -ACEOUS] * * *
-acean
-acean suff. 1. Variant of -aceous. 2. An organism belonging to a taxonomic group: cetacean.   [From New Latin -ācea, neuter pl. of -āceus, -aceous.] * * *
-aceous
a suffix with the meanings "resembling, having the nature of," "made of," occurring in loanwords from Latin (cretaceous; herbaceous) and forming adjectives in English on the ...
-acious
a suffix forming adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in the suffixes -acity and -acy: audacious; fallacious. [ < L -aci- (s. of -ax) adj. suffix + -OUS] * * *
-acity
a complex noun suffix meaning "quality of" or "abounding in the characteristic of," appearing in loanwords from Latin: tenacity. [ME -acite
-acy
a suffix of nouns of quality, state, office, etc., many of which accompany adjectives in -acious or nouns or adjectives in -ate: fallacy; papacy; legacy; delicacy; piracy. [ < L ...
-ad
-ad1 1. a suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek denoting a group or unit comprising a certain number, sometimes of years: dyad; triad. 2. a suffix meaning "derived from," ...
-ade
-ade1 1. a suffix found in nouns denoting action or process or a person or persons acting, appearing in loanwords from French and sometimes from Spanish (cannonade; fusillade; ...
-adelphous
Bot. a combining form meaning "having stamens growing together in bundles," of the number specified by the initial element: monadelphous. [ < NL < Gk -adelphos, adj. deriv. of ...
-ades
a suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek, the plural of -ad1: Hyades; Pleiades. [ < Gk -ades. See -AD1] * * *
-aea
var. of -ea: Athenaea. * * *
-aean
a combination of -aea and -an: Athenaean. * * *
-aemia
var. of -emia: anaemia. * * *
-aena
var. of -ena: hyaena. * * *
-age
a suffix typically forming mass or abstract nouns from various parts of speech, occurring originally in loanwords from French (voyage; courage) and productive in English with the ...
-agog
var. of -agogue. * * *
-agogue
a combining form with the meaning "leader, bringer," of that named by the initial element, occurring in loanwords from Greek (demagogue; pedagogue); used also in medical terms ...
-aholic
a combining form extracted from alcoholic, occurring as the final element in compounds, often facetious nonce words, with the sense "a person who has an addiction to or obsession ...
-aire
a suffix that forms nouns denoting a person characterized by or occupied with that named by the stem, occurring in loanwords from French: concessionaire; doctrinaire; ...
-al
-al1 a suffix with the general sense "of the kind of, pertaining to, having the form or character of" that named by the stem, occurring in loanwords from Latin (autumnal; ...
-ales
Bot. a suffix of names of orders: Cycadales. [ < L pl. of -ALIS -AL1] * * *
-algia
var. of algo- as final element of a compound word: neuralgia. Also, -algy. [ < NL < Gk; see ALGO-, -IA] * * *
-algy
var. of -algia: coxalgy. * * *
-alis
a suffix occurring in scientific names from Latin: borealis. [ < L -alis; see -AL1] * * *
-ally
an adverbial suffix attached to certain adjectives with stems in -ic that have no forms ending in -ical: terrifically. [-AL1 + -LY] * * *
-ama
var. of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is a disyllable ending in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of ...
-amine
var. of amino- as final element of a compound word: Dramamine. * * *
-an
a suffix occurring originally in adjectives borrowed from Latin, formed from nouns denoting places (Roman; urban) or persons (Augustan), and now productively forming English ...
-ana
a suffix that forms collective nouns denoting an assembly of items, as household objects, art, books, or maps, or a description of such items, as a bibliography, all of which are ...
-ance
a suffix used to form nouns either from adjectives in -ant or from verbs: brilliance; appearance. [ME < OF < L -antia -ANCY, equiv. to -ant- -ANT + -ia -Y3] * * *
-ancy
a combination of -ance and -y, used to form nouns denoting state or quality: brilliancy. [ < L -antia, equiv. to -ant- -ANT (-a- thematic vowel + -nt- prp. suffix) + -ia -Y3] * * ...
-androus
a combining form meaning "male," occurring as final element of a compound word: polyandrous. [ < NL -andrus. See ANDR-, -OUS] * * *
-andry
a combining form occurring in nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -androus: polyandry. [ < Gk -andria. See ANDR-, -Y3] * * *
-ane
Chem. a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane. [ < L -anus -AN] * * *
-ant
a suffix forming adjectives and nouns from verbs, occurring originally in French and Latin loanwords (pleasant; constant; servant) and productive in English on this model; -ant ...
-anthous
a combining form meaning "having flowers," of the type or number specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words: monanthous. [ < Gk ánth(os) flower + ...
-anum
a suffix occurring in scientific words of Latin origin: laudanum. [ < L, neut. of -anus -AN] * * *
-anus
a suffix occurring in scientific words of Latin origin: Platanus. [ < L -anus; see -AN] * * *
-ar
-ar1 var. of the adjective-forming suffix -al1, joined to words in which an l precedes the suffix: circular; lunar; singular. [ < L -aris; r. ME -er < AF, OF < L -aris] -ar2 var. ...
-arama
var. of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is a monosyllable, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as ...
-arch
a combining form meaning "chief, leader, ruler," used in the formation of compound words: monarch; matriarch; heresiarch. [ < Gk -archos or -arches, as comb. forms of árchos ...
-archy
a combining form meaning "rule," "government," forming abstract nouns usually corresponding to personal nouns ending in -arch: monarchy; oligarchy. [ME -archie < L -archia < Gk, ...
-ard
a suffix forming nouns that denote persons who regularly engage in an activity, or who are characterized in a certain way, as indicated by the stem; now usually pejorative: ...
-aria
a suffix occurring in scientific terms of Latin origin, esp. in names of biological genera and groups: filaria. [ < L: fem. sing. or neut. pl. of -ARIUS -ARY] * * *
-arian
a suffix forming personal nouns corresponding to Latin adjectives ending in -arius or English adjectives or nouns ending in -ary (librarian; proletarian; Rotarian; seminarian; ...
-arious
-arious [er′ē əs, ar′ē əs] 〚
-aris
a suffix occurring in scientific terms: Polaris. [ < L -aris; see -AR1] * * *
-arium
a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, which often denote a location or receptacle (armarium; caldarium; solarium; vivarium). It has limited productivity in English, esp. in ...
-art
var. of -ard: braggart. * * *
-ary
a suffix occurring originally in loanwords from Classical and Medieval Latin, on adjectives (elementary; honorary; stationary; tributary), personal nouns (actuary; notary; ...
-ase
a suffix used in the names of enzymes: oxidase. [extracted from DIASTASE] * * *
-asis
a suffix occurring in scientific, esp. medical, words from Greek: psoriasis. [ < L < Gk -ia- v.s. + -sis -SIS] * * *
-ass
-ass [as] combining form Slang added to adjectives as an intensifier [badass outlaws] * * *
-assed
-assed [ast] combining form Slang -ASS [a sorry-assed excuse for a novel] * * *
-ast
-ast suff. One associated with: ecdysiast.   [From Latin -astēs, from Greek, n. suff : -as-, stem of verbs in -azein + -tēs, agent n. suff..] * * *
-aster
-aster1 a diminutive or pejorative suffix denoting something that imperfectly resembles or mimics the true thing: criticaster; poetaster, oleaster. [ < L] -aster2 Chiefly Biol. a ...
-ata
-ata1 a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, forming nouns used esp. in names of zoological groups: Vertebrata. [ < L, neut. pl. of -ATUS -ATE1, originally adj. in L, ...
-ate
-ate1 a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, its English distribution paralleling that of Latin. The form originated as a suffix added to a-stem verbs to form adjectives ...
-athon
a suffix extracted from marathon, occurring as the final element in compounds which have the general sense "an event, as a sale or contest, drawn out to unusual length, often ...
-atic
-atic [at′ik] 〚< Fr or L; Fr -atique < L -aticus < Gr -atikos < base ending -at + suffix -ikos, -IC〛 suffix forming adjectives of, of the kind of: used in words of Greek ...
-ation
a combination of -ate1 and -ion, used to form nouns from stems in -ate1 (separation); on this model, used independently to form nouns from stems of other origin: starvation. [ < ...
-ative
a combination of -ate1 and -ive, used to form adjectives from stems in -ate1 (regulative); on this model, because of the frequency and productivity of -ate1, used independently ...
-ator
a combination of -ate1 and -or2 that forms nouns corresponding to verbs ending in -ate1,denoting a human agent (agitator; mediator; adjudicator) or nonhuman entity, esp. a ...
-atory
a combination of -ate1 and -ory1 or -ory2, used infrequently as an independent suffix with the same senses as -ory1 and -ory2: affirmatory; observatory. [ < L -atorius, -a, -um, ...
-babble
-babble [bab′əl] combining form jargon or wordy and confusing language related to or characteristic of a (specified) field, group, etc.: often used in nonce compounds ...
-bacter
a combining form with the meaning "rod," used primarily in biology to form generic names of bacteria: aerobacter; arthrobacter. [ < NL, masc n. coined as var. of neut. bactrum < ...
-bag
-bag [bag] combining form Slang a person characterized, usually figuratively, by (a specified negative quality) * * *
-ball
-ball [bôl] combining form Slang a person characterized, usually figuratively, by (a specified negative quality): often used attributively [a slimeball gambler] * * *
-based
-based [bāst] combining form 1. based on; having as its basis [paper-based, milk-based] 2. based in or at (a specified place); having headquarters in or at [space-based weapons, ...
-bashing
-bashing [bash′iŋ] combining form the act or process of attacking or abusing, as with blows or, esp., with words: used freely in nonce constructions [ union- bashing] * * *
-biont
-bi·ont (bīʹŏnt') suff. Living organism; mode of living: symbiont.   [bio- + -ont.] * * *
-biosis
a combining form meaning "mode of life," used in the formation of compound words: aerobiosis; parabiosis. [ < Gk bíosis, equiv. to bio-, verbid s. of bioûn to live + -sis -SIS; ...
-biotic
-biotic [bī ät′ik, bēät′ik] combining form forming adjectives of or having a (specified) way of living [photobiotic] * * * -biotic suff. A mode of ...
-blast
var. of blasto- as final element of a compound word: ectoblast. * * *
-blastic
a combining form meaning "having a given type or number of buds, cells, or cell layers," or "undergoing a given type of development," as specified by the initial element: ...
-ble
var. of -able (soluble); occurring first in words of Latin origin that came into English through French, later in words taken directly from Latin. [ME < OF < L -bilem, acc. of ...
-bodied
-bodied [bäd′ēd] combining form having a (specified kind of) body or substance [able-bodied, a full-bodied flavor] * * *
-bound
-bound1 a combining form of bound1: snowbound. -bound2 a combining form of bound4: eastbound. * * *
-bulia
Chiefly Psychiatry. a combining form meaning "will," used in the formation of compound words: abulia. [ < NL < Gk -boulia, equiv. to boul(é) will + -ia -IA] * * *
-burg
-burg [bʉrg] suffix burg or borough * * *
-burger
a combining form extracted from hamburger, occurring in compounds the initial element of which denotes a special garnish for a hamburger or a substitute ingredient for the meat ...
-burgh
-burgh [bʉrg; bur′ō, bur′ə] suffix -BURG * * *
-buster
-buster [bus′tər] combining form a person or thing that breaks, destroys, or incapacitates (a specified person or thing): used to form slangy compounds [budgetbuster] * * *
-cade
a combining form extracted from cavalcade, used with the meaning "procession" in the formation of compound words: motorcade; tractorcade. * * *
-caine
-caine suff. A synthetic alkaloid anesthetic: eucaine.   [From cocaine.] * * *
-cardia
a combining form occurring in compounds that denote an anomalous or undesirable action or position of the heart, as specified by the initial element: dextrocardia; ...
-cardium
a combining form occurring in compounds that denote tissue or organs associated with the heart, as specified by the initial element: myocardium; pericardium. [prob. generalized ...
-carp
a combining form occurring in compounds that denote a part of a fruit or fruiting body: endocarp. [ < NL -carpium < Gk -karpion, deriv. of karpós fruit] * * *
-carpic
a combination of -carp and -ic used in the formation of adjectives from stems in -carp: endocarpic. * * *
-carpous
a combining form meaning "fruited," "having fruit, fruiting bodies, or carpels of a given sort," as specified by the initial element: apocarpous. [ < Gk -karpos, adj. deriv. of ...
-ce
a multiplicative suffix occurring in once, twice, thrice. [ME, OE -es adv. suffix, orig. gen. sing. ending; see -S1] * * *
-cele
-cele1 a combining form meaning "tumor," used in the formation of compound words: variocele. [comb. form repr. Gk kéle a tumor; akin to OE heala hydrocele] -cele2 var. of ...
-cene
var. of ceno-1 as final element of a compound word: Pleistocene. * * *
-centric
a combining form with the meanings "having a center or centers" of the specified number or kind (polycentric); "centered upon, focused around" that named by the first element ...
-centrism
-centrism [sen′triz΄əm] combining form forming nouns the state or condition of having (a specified thing) as the center or focus of attention, efforts, etc. [Eurocentrism] * ...
-centrist
-centrist [sen′trist] combining form 1. forming nouns a person having (a specified thing) as the center or focus of attention, efforts, etc. [Eurocentrist] 2. forming ...
-cephalic
var. of -cephalous: brachycephalic. [ < Gk -kephal(os) -CEPHALOUS + -IC] * * *
-cephalous
a combining form meaning "having a head or heads" of the specified sort or number: brachycephalous. Also, -cephalic. [ < Gk -kephalos -headed, deriv. of kephalé head; see ...
-cephaly
a combining form of nouns that correspond to adjectives ending in -cephalic or -cephalous: dolichocephaly. * * *
-chore
-chore suff. A plant distributed by a specified agency: zoochore.   [From Greek khōrein, to spread about, from khōros, place, room. See ghē-. * * *
-chory
-chory suff. Plant dispersal by a specified agency: zoochory. * * *
-chroic
var. of -chroous. * * *
-chrome
var. of chrom- as the final element of a compound word: polychrome. * * *
-chroous
a combining form meaning "having a color" of the kind specified by the initial element: isochroous. Also, -chroic. [comb. form repr. Gk chrós skin, skin color; see -OUS] * * *
-cidal
a combination of -cide and -al1 found on adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -cide: homicidal. [-CIDE + -AL1] * * *
-cide
a learned borrowing from Latin meaning "killer," "act of killing," used in the formation of compound words: pesticide, homicide. [late ME < L -cida killer, -cidium act of ...
-cion
var. of -tion: suspicion. [ < L, equiv. to -c- final in v. stem + -ion- -ION] * * *
-clase
a combining form used in the formation of compound words that denote minerals with a particular cleavage, as specified by the initial element: oligoclase; plagioclase. [ < F < Gk ...
-clasis
a combining form meaning "a breaking," used in the formation of compound words: thromboclasis. [ < NL < Gk klásis] * * *
-cle
-cle1 a suffix found in French loanwords of Latin origin, originally diminutive nouns, and later in adaptations of words borrowed directly from Latin or in Neo-Latin coinages: ...
-clinal
-clinal suff. Sloping: synclinal.   [From Greek klīnein, to lean. See klei-. * * *
-cline
-cline suff. Slope: anticline.   [Back-formation from -clinal.] * * *
-clinic
-clinic suff. 1. Sloping: isoclinic. 2. Having a specified number of oblique axial intersections: triclinic. * * *
-coccal
a combining form of adjectives corresponding to nouns formed with -coccus: streptococcal. * * *
-coccoid
-coccoid [käk′oid΄] combining form forming adjectives like a (specified kind of) coccus [staphylococcoid] * * *
-coccus
a combining form representing coccus in compound words: streptococcus. * * *
-coel
-coel or -coele or -cele suff. Chamber; cavity: blastocoel.   [New Latin -coela, from Greek koilos, hollow. See keuə-. * * *
-coele
var. of coel- as final element of a compound word: enterocoele. Also, -cele, -coel. * * *
-colous
a combining form meaning "inhabiting" the thing or place specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words: nidicolous. [ < L -col(a), comb. form repr. ...
-conscious
-conscious [kän′shəs] combining form aware of and attaching importance to [status-conscious] * * *
-corn
a combining form meaning "having a horn," of the kind specified by the initial element: longicorn. [repr. L -cornis horned] * * *
-cosm
var. of cosmo- as final element of a compound word: microcosm. * * *
-cracy
a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek (aristocracy; democracy); on this model used, with the meaning "rule," "government," "governing body," to form abstract nouns ...
-craft
-craft [kraft, kräft] 〚
-crat
a combining form meaning "ruler," "member of a ruling body," "advocate of a particular form of rule," used in the formation of compound words: autocrat; technocrat. Cf. -cracy. [ ...
-cule
-cule1 var. of -cle1: animalcule; molecule; reticule. [( < F) < L -culus, -cula, -culum; see -CLE1] -cule2 var. of -cle2: ridicule. [( < F) < L -culum, -cula; see -CLE2] * * *
-cy
1. a suffix used to form abstract nouns from adjectives with stems in -t, -te, -tic, and esp. -nt (democracy; accuracy; expediency; stagnancy; lunacy), and sometimes used to form ...
-cyst
var. of cysto-, as final element in a compound word: statocyst. * * *
-cyte
var. of cyto- as final element in a compound word: leucocyte. * * *
-dactyl
var. of -dactylous, esp. with nouns: pterodactyl. * * *
-dactylous
a combining form meaning "fingered, possessing fingers," or "toed, possessing toes," used to form compound words in which the initial element specifies the type or number of ...
-dactyly
a combination of -dactyl and -y3,used to form nouns to stems in -dactyl: hyperdactyly. [ < NL -dactylia. See -DACTYL, -Y3] * * *
-decker
-decker [dek′ər] combining form 1. forming nouns something having (a specified number of) decks, layers, etc. [double-decker] 2. forming adjectives having (a specified number ...
-dendron
var. of dendro- as final element of a compound word: rhododendron. * * *
-derm
var. of -dermatous, usually with nouns (melanoderm; pachyderm), or var. of -dermis (blastoderm; ectoderm; mesoderm). [prob. < F -derme ( < Gk -dermos -skinned, adj. deriv. of ...
-derma
a combining form of derma 1, used esp. in the names of disorders of the skin: scleroderma; xeroderma. * * *
-dermatous
a combining form meaning "skinned," "possessing skin," used to form compound words in which the initial element specifies the type of skin: xerodermatous. Cf. -derm. [ < Gk ...
-dermis
a combining form meaning "skin," "layer of tissue," used in the formation of compound words: exodermis; gastrodermis. Cf. -derm. [on the model of EPIDERMIS; cf. DERMIS] * * *
-des
a plural suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek: proboscides. [ < Gk, nom. pl. of d-stem nouns] * * *
-dom
a suffix forming nouns which refer to domain (kingdom), collection of persons (officialdom), rank or station (earldom), or general condition (freedom). [ME; OE -dom; c. ON -domr, ...
-driven
-driven [driv′ən] combining form 1. powered by [steam-driven] 2. controlled by [mouse-driven, management-driven] 3. motivated, impelled, or kept in force by [market-driven, ...
-drome
a combining form meaning "running," "course," "racecourse" (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome). [comb. form of Gk ...
-dromous
a combining form used to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -drome. [-DROME + -OUS] * * *
-ea
a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin: cornea. [ < L -ea, -aea, -ea, fem. sing. and neut. pl. of -EUS, -AEUS, -EUS; see -EAN] * * *
-eae
plural of -ea: tracheae. * * *
-ean
an element used to form adjectives from nouns ending in -ea: crustacean. [ < L -e(us) (Gk -eios), -ae(us) (Gk -aios), -e(us) + -AN] * * *
-ectomy
a combining form meaning "excision" of the part specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words: tonsillectomy. [ < NL -ectomia. See EC-, -TOMY] * * *
-ed
-ed1 a suffix forming the past tense of weak verbs: he crossed the river. [OE -de, -ede, -ode, -ade; orig. disputed] -ed2 a suffix forming the past participle of weak verbs (he ...
-ee
a suffix forming from transitive verbs nouns which denote a person who is the object or beneficiary of the act specified by the verb (addressee; employee; grantee); recent ...
-eer
a noun-forming suffix occurring originally in loanwords from French (buccaneer; mutineer; pioneer) and productive in the formation of English nouns denoting persons who produce, ...
-efficient
-efficient [e fish′ənt, ifish′ənt; ] often [, ēfish′ənt, əfish′ənt] combining form working or operating efficiently with regard to; making efficient use of ...
-ein
-ein [ēn, ē in] 〚altered
-ella
a suffix used as a formative in taxonomic names, esp. genus names of bacteria: chorella; pasteurella; salmonella. [ < NL, L, fem. of -ellus; see -ELLE] * * *
-elle
a noun suffix occurring in loanwords from French, where it originally formed diminutives, now often with a derivative sense in which the diminutive force is lost (bagatelle; ...
-eme
a suffix used principally in linguistics to form nouns with the sense "significant contrastive unit," at the level of language specified by the stem: morpheme; ...
-emia
a combining form occurring in compound words that denote a condition of the blood, as specified by the initial element: hyperemia. Also, -aemia, -haemia, -hemia. [ < NL < Gk ...
-en
-en1 a suffix formerly used to form transitive and intransitive verbs from adjectives (fasten; harden; sweeten), or from nouns (heighten; lengthen; strengthen). [ME, OE -n- (as ...
-ence
a noun suffix equivalent to -ance, corresponding to the suffix -ent in adjectives: abstinence; continence; dependence; difference. [ME < OF < L -entia, equiv. to -ent- -ENT + -ia ...
-enchyma
-enchyma suff. Cellular tissue: chlorenchyma.   [From parenchyma.] * * *
-ency
a noun suffix, equivalent to -ence: consistency; dependency; exigency. [-ENCE + -Y3] * * *
-ene
Chem. a suffix used to form names of unsaturated hydrocarbons (anthracene; benzene), esp. those of the alkene series (butylene). [ < Gk -ene, fem. of -enos, adj. suffix denoting ...
-enne
a personal noun suffix occurring in loanwords from French, where it forms feminine nouns corresponding to masculine nouns ending in -en (comedienne, doyenne); on this model, of ...
-ensis
a Latin adjectival suffix meaning "pertaining to," "originating in," used in modern Latin scientific coinages, esp. derivatives of placenames: canadensis; carolinensis. [ < L ...
-ent
a suffix, equivalent to -ant, appearing in nouns and adjectives of Latin origin: accident; different. [ < L -ent- (s. of -ens), prp. suffix of conjugations 2, 3, 4] * * *
-eous
an adjectival suffix with the meanings "composed of," "resembling, having the nature of," occurring in loanwords from Latin (igneous; ligneous; vitreous); also, as a semantically ...
-er
-er1 1. a suffix used in forming nouns designating persons from the object of their occupation or labor (hatter; tiler; tinner; moonshiner), or from their place of origin or ...
-erel
var. of -rel. * * *
-ergic
a combining form with the meanings "activated by," "sensitive to," "releasing," "resembling the effect produced by" the substance or phenomenon specified by the initial element: ...
-ern
an adjective suffix occurring with names of directions: northern; southern. [ME, OE -erne; c.OHG -roni (as in nordroni northern)] * * *
-eroo
a suffix that creates familiar, usually jocular variations of semantically more neutral nouns; normally added to monosyllabic bases, or merged with bases ending in -er: ...
-ers
a semantically empty suffix that creates informal variations of more neutral nouns and adjectives by processes of truncation identical to those of -er7 (champers; preggers; ...
-ery
a suffix of nouns denoting occupation, business, calling or condition, place or establishment, goods or products, things collectively, qualities, actions, etc.: archery; bakery; ...
-es
-es1 a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek: Hyades. [ < Gk -es] -es2 var. of -s2 in verbs ending in s, z, ch, sh, or post-consonantal y: passes; buzzes; pitches; ...
-esce
a suffix appearing in verbs borrowed from Latin, where it had an inchoative meaning: convalesce; putresce. [ < L -escere] * * *
-escence
a suffix of nouns denoting action or process, change, state or condition, etc., and corresponding to verbs ending in -esce or adjectives ending in -escent: convalescence; ...
-escent
a suffix of adjectives borrowed from Latin, where it had an inchoative force; often corresponding to verbs in -esce and nouns in -escence: convalescent; recrudescent. [ < L, s. ...
-ese
a suffix forming adjectival derivatives of place names, esp. countries or cities; frequently used nominally to denote the inhabitants of the place or their language: Faroese; ...
-esis
a suffix of Greek origin used to form nouns of action or process: ecesis. [ < Gk -e- v. formative + -sis -SIS] * * *
-esque
an adjective suffix indicating style, manner, resemblance, or distinctive character: arabesque; Romanesque; picturesque. [ < F < It -esco
-ess
a suffix forming distinctively feminine nouns: countess; goddess; lioness. [ME -esse < OF < LL -issa < Gk] Usage. Since at least the 14th century, English has both borrowed ...
-est
-est1 a suffix forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs: warmest; fastest; soonest. [ME; OE -est, -ost. Compare Gk -isto-] -est2 a native English suffix formerly ...
-et
a noun suffix having properly a diminutive force (now lost in many words): islet; tablet; midget; plummet. Cf. -ette. [ME < OF -et (masc.), -ette (fem.)] * * *
-eth
-eth1 an ending of the third person singular present indicative of verbs, now occurring only in archaic forms or used in solemn or poetic language: doeth or doth; hopeth; ...
-etic
a suffix used in the formation of adjectives: eidetic. [ < L -eticus, Gk -etikos, equiv. to -et-, a formative occurring in some nouns + -ikos -IC] * * *
-ette
a noun suffix occurring originally in loanwords from French, where it has been used in a variety of diminutive and hypocoristic formations (brunette; cigarette; coquette; ...
-eum
a suffix occurring in some Latin scientific names (peritoneum), and in the corresponding loanwords in English (petroleum). * * *
-eur
a suffix occurring in loanwords from French, usually agent nouns formed from verbs (entrepreneur; voyeur), less commonly adjectives (agent provocateur). [ < F; OF -o(u)r < L -or- ...

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