Other definitions for -ane (2 of 2)
a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane.
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How to use ane in a sentence
Think on him but as ane wha was running post to the devil, and got a shouldering from your lordship to help him on his journey.The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
Among the Aryan nations an meant mind, and this term is clearly responsible for inane or without ane.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
If it was the ane ye mean, it a' gaed to bits, an' I think they burned it.
It was on ane o' thae nights 'at a mason fell off the rafters an' broke his leg.
I wouldna wonder but what it was some laddies 'at set them at ane another.'
British Dictionary definitions for ane (1 of 2)
a Scottish word for one
British Dictionary definitions for -ane (2 of 2)
indicating an alkane hydrocarbon: hexane
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Scientific definitions for -ane
A suffix used to form the names of saturated hydrocarbons, such as ethane. The suffix is shortened to -an- before other suffixes to indicate compounds derived from saturated hydrocarbons, as in ethanol.
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