ex

1
[ eks ]
/ ɛks /

preposition

Finance. without, not including, or without the right to have: ex interest; ex rights.
Commerce. free of charges to the purchaser until the time of removal from a specified place or thing: ex ship; ex warehouse; ex elevator.
(in U.S. colleges and universities) from, but not graduated with, the class of: ex '47.

Nearby words

  1. ewigkeit,
  2. ewing,
  3. ewing's sarcoma,
  4. ewing's tumor,
  5. ewo,
  6. ex all,
  7. ex animo,
  8. ex ante,
  9. ex cathedra,
  10. ex curia

Origin of ex

1
1835–45; < L. See ex-1

ex

2
[ eks ]
/ ɛks /

noun

the letter X, x.

ex

3
[ eks ]
/ ɛks /

noun Informal.

a former spouse or a former partner in a long-term romantic relationship; ex-wife, ex-husband, or ex-lover.

Origin of ex

3
First recorded in 1820–30; by shortening

ex

4
[ eks ]
/ ɛks /

adjective Slang.

Origin of ex

4
by shortening

ex.

ex-

1

a prefix meaning “out of,” “from,” and hence “utterly,” “thoroughly,” and sometimes meaning “not” or “without” or indicating a former title, status, etc.; freely used as an English formative: exstipulate; exterritorial; ex-president (former president); ex-member; ex-wife.
Also e-1, ef-.

Origin of ex-

1
< Latin, combining form of ex, ē (preposition) out (of), from, beyond

ex-

2

variant of exo-.

ex-

3

a prefix identical in meaning with ex- 1, occurring before vowels in words of Greek origin: exarch; exegesis.
Also ec-.

Origin of ex-

3
< Gk combining form of ex, ek, out (of), from, beyond; see ec-, ex-1

Ex.

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British Dictionary definitions for ex

ex

1
/ (ɛks) /

preposition

finance not participating in; excluding; withoutex bonus; ex dividend; ex rights
commerce without charge to the buyer until removed fromex quay; ex ship; ex works

Word Origin for ex

C19: from Latin: out of, from

noun

informal (a person's) former wife, husband, etc
Canadian short for examination

ex-

1

prefix

out of; outside of; fromexclosure; exurbia
formerex-wife

Word Origin for ex-

from Latin, from ex (prep), identical in meaning and origin with Greek ex, ek; see ec-

ex-

2

combining form

a variant of exo- exergonic

Ex.

/ Bible /

abbreviation for

Exodus
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Word Origin and History for ex
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Medicine definitions for ex

ex-

pref.

Outside; out of; away from:excementosis.

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