Il

IL

  1. Illinois (approved especially for use with zip code).

il-

1
  1. variant of in-2 (by assimilation) before l: illation.

il-

2
  1. variant of in-3 (by assimilation) before l: illogical.

-il

  1. variant of -ile: civil.

il.

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Examples from the Web for il

Contemporary Examples of il

Historical Examples of il

  • Having nothing to do, Il Conde came to see me off at the station.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • The occasional forms in 'er' and 'il' will have similar power (acer, basil).

  • "Il y a une réponse—there is an answer," said the messenger.

  • "Il vient," I repeated, thinking now that all the three had run mad.

    Simon Dale

    Anthony Hope

  • And who set fire to ze ship, s'il vous plait, when you refused?

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow


British Dictionary definitions for il

il

the internet domain name for
  1. Israel

IL

abbreviation for
  1. Illinois
  2. Israel (international car registration)

il-

prefix
  1. variant of in- 1, in- 2
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Word Origin and History for il

il-

assimilated form of Latin prefix in- used with words beginning in l-; see in-.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

il in Medicine

IL

abbr.
  1. interleukin
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