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English Dictionary: ex by the DICT Development Group
2 results for ex
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"
    Synonym(s): antique, demode, ex, old-fashioned, old-hat(p), outmoded, passe, passee
  1. a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband [syn: {ex- husband}, ex]
  2. a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife; "all his exes live in Texas"
    Synonym(s): ex-wife, ex
  3. the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet
    Synonym(s): X, x, ex
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ex- \Ex-\
      A prefix from the latin preposition, ex, akin to Gr. 'ex or
      'ek signifying out of, out, proceeding from. Hence, in
      composition, it signifies out of, as, in exhale, exclude;
      off, from, or out. as in exscind; beyond, as, in excess,
      exceed, excel; and sometimes has a privative sense of
      without, as in exalbuminuos, exsanguinous. In some words, it
      intensifies the meaning; in others, it has little affect on
      the signification. It becomes ef- before f, as in effuse. The
      form e- occurs instead of ex- before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, and
      v, as in ebullient, emanate, enormous, etc. In words from the
      French it often appears as es-, sometimes as s- or [82]-; as,
      escape, scape, [82]lite. Ex-, prefixed to names implying
      office, station, condition, denotes that the person formerly
      held the office, or is out of the office or condition now;
      as, ex-president, ex-governor, ex-mayor, ex-convict. The
      Greek form 'ex becomes ex in English, as in exarch; 'ek
      becomes ec, as in eccentric.
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