Other definitions for -ide (2 of 2)


  1. a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds: bromide.

Origin of -ide

Extracted from oxide

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British Dictionary definitions for ide (1 of 2)


/ (aɪd) /

  1. another name for the silver orfe: See orfe

Origin of ide

C19: from New Latin idus, from Swedish id

British Dictionary definitions for -ide (2 of 2)


suffix forming nouns
  1. (added to the combining form of the nonmetallic or electronegative elements) indicating a binary compound: sodium chloride

  2. indicating an organic compound derived from another: acetanilide

  1. indicating one of a class of compounds or elements: peptide; lanthanide

Origin of -ide

from German -id, from French oxide oxide, based on the suffix of acide acid

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Scientific definitions for -ide


  1. 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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