- a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds: bromide.
Origin of -ide
extracted from oxide
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Examples from the Web for ide
And she laughed, but I'm not easy blinded, and well I see as she only laughed to 'ide a bleedin' 'art.The Incomplete Amorist
Ide continued to drum on his chair-arm with exasperated fingers.
Ide followed her gesture, and then turned his eyes back to her face.
Ide, with a groan, struck his hand against the arm of his chair.
"Well, you see Leila did everything 'regularly,' as the French say," Ide rejoined.
- another name for the silver orfeSee orfe
C19: from New Latin idus, from Swedish id
- (added to the combining form of the nonmetallic or electronegative elements) indicating a binary compoundsodium chloride
- indicating an organic compound derived from anotheracetanilide
- indicating one of a class of compounds or elementspeptide; lanthanide
from German -id, from French oxide oxide, based on the suffix of acide acid
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Word Origin and History for ide
suffix used to form names of simple compounds of an element with another element or radical; originally abstracted from oxide, the first so classified.
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- Group of related chemical compounds:monosaccharide.
- Binary compound:sodium chloride.
- Chemical element with properties similar to another:lanthanide.
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- A suffix used to form the names of various chemical compounds, especially the second part of the name of a compound that has two members (such as sodium chloride) or the name of a general type of compound (such as polysaccharide).
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