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English Dictionary: uncle by the DICT Development Group
3 results for uncle
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
    Antonym(s): aunt, auntie, aunty
  2. a source of help and advice and encouragement; "he played uncle to lonely students"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Uncle \Un"cle\, n.
      An eldery man; -- used chiefly as a kindly or familiar
      appellation, esp. (Southern U. S.) for a worthy old negro;
      as, [bd]Uncle Remus.[b8] [Colloq.]
               Plain old uncle as he [Socrates] was, with his great
               ears, -- an immense talker.                     --Emerson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Uncle \Un"cle\, n. [OE. uncle, OF. oncle, uncle, F. oncle, fr.
      L. avunculus a maternal uncle, dim. of avus a grandfather;
      akin to Lith. avynas uncle, Goth. aw[?] grandmother, Icel.
      [be]i great grandfather.]
      1. The brother of one's father or mother; also applied to an
            aunt's husband; -- the correlative of aunt in sex, and of
            nephew and niece in relationship.
      2. A pawnbroker. [Slang] --Thackeray.
      {My uncle}, a pawnbroker. [Slang]
      {Uncle Sam}, a humorous appellation given to the United
            States Government. See {Uncle Sam}, in Dictionary of Noted
            Names in Fiction.
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