Definitions of ex

  1. out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife; "all his exes live in Texas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (combining form) former; "an ex-president" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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 e-; as, escape, scape, elite. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A prefix denoting out of, from, away from. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. A Latin preposition or prefix, Gr. ex or ek, signifying out of, out, proceeding from. Hence, in composition, it signifies sometimes out of, as in exhale, exclude; sometimes off, from, or out, as in L. exscindo, to cut off or out; sometimes beyond, as in excess, exceed, excel. In some words it is merely emphatical; in others it has little effect on the signification. Ex prefixed to names of office denotes that a person has held, but no longer holds, that office; as, ex-minister. Ex is frequently used as a preposition before English words, as in the phrase, 20 chests tea ex "Sea King," where it signifies taken out of, delivered from. Stock of any kind sold ex div. means that the next dividend upon such stock has been declared, and is reserved by the seller. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Out; out of; off; beyond; used also with privative and Intensive force. Prefixed to a word denoting office, it Indicates one who formerly occupied the position; as, ex - President. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Latin prefix, signifying out, out of, proceeding from, and sometimes beyond. Prefixed to names of office, it denotes that a person has ceased to hold it, as Ex-chancellor, Ex-president. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Out of; out; off; from; without; denoting merely increase of the power of the simple word; ex assumes the forms e, ec, ef, according to the letter commencing the word of which it forms the prefix; ex prefixed to the name of an office denotes that the person formerly held the office named, or does not now hold it, as ex-mayor, ex-minister. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. eks, used adjectively in words like ex-emperor, to signify late. See Prefixes in Appendix. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. [Latin] Out of, from; as a prefix, meaning out of, without, deprived of. Also in Latin words written E. na
  13. (commerce.). (Of goods) out of, sold from, (ship, store, &c.); (of stocks or shares) ex dividend (abbr. ex div. or x.d.), not including next dividend. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. See E. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. A Latin preposition or prefix, Greek ex or ek, signifying out of, out, proceeding from, and of frequent use in composition, with these significations. Ex prefixed to official designations denotes that a person has held that office, as ex-chancellor, ex-president. Cabinet Dictionary

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