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Definitions of uncle

  1. An eldery man; -- used chiefly as a kindly or familiar appellation. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An eldery man; - used chiefly as a kindly or familiar appellation, esp. (Southern U. S.) for a worthy old negro; as, Remus. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The brother of one's parent; one's aunt's husband. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The brother of one's father or mother. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. The brother of one's father or mother; also, the husband of one's aunt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The brother of one's father or mother. Uncle Sam, a humorous impersonation of the government or the people of the United States, being a rendering of the initial letters U.S. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for uncle

  1. Did you know my Uncle Mackworth? – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. Uncle John, I am glad I did not know about it before. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
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