- a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “apart”: seduce; select.
Origin of se-
Examples from the Web for se
With her characteristic fierce energy, Clinton poured herself into the fight, chanting “Si, se puede” at rally after rally.How Ted Cruz Can Win in 2016
October 25, 2013
What I usually depend upon is the tax credits from the kids and the EITC to offset the SE tax.More On That Wrinkly Tax Code
November 20, 2012
One read: “db cooper was a great man... the wheres waldo bandit will be better... se ya gys in seattle next (sic).”The 'Where's Waldo' Bank Robber
September 28, 2010
Sí, se puede was a rallying cry for American labor unions when Obama was still at high school.
So it was a surprise that the first thing I noticed outside Havana airport this month was a mural proclaiming “ Sí, se puede.”
After which, thar ain't no se'f respectin' camp that'll stand for my game.'Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
"I'se warrant he's gleb eneuch to call for his siller when it's due to him," said a third.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
By this ye may se it is harde to fynde a woman wythout an excuse.
By this a man may se, that a womans answer is neuer to seke.
By this tale ye may se, that the children in this our tyme be very prudent to get money.
Word Origin and History for se
word-forming element, from Latin se-, collateral form of sed- "without, apart, aside, on one's own," related to sed, Latin reflexive pronoun (accusative and ablative), from PIE *sed-, extended form of root *s(w)e-, pronoun of the third person and reflexive (cf. German sich; see idiom).
- The symbol for the elementselenium
- The symbol for selenium.
- A nonmetallic element that occurs in a gray crystalline form, as a red powder, or as a black glassy material. It is highly photosensitive and can be used to convert light into electricity. Its ability to conduct electricity also increases with higher exposure to light. For these reasons selenium is used in photocopying technology, photography, and solar cells. Atomic number 34; atomic weight 78.96; melting point 217°C; boiling point 684.9°C; specific gravity (gray) 4.79; (red) 4.5; (black) 4.28; valence 2, 4, or 6. See Periodic Table.