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pix

1
[piks]
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noun
  1. pyx.
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pix

2
[piks]
noun, plural pix for 2.
  1. a plural of pic1.
  2. pic2.
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pic

1
[pik]
noun, plural pix [piks] /pɪks/, pics. Slang.
  1. a movie.
  2. a photograph.
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Also pix.

Origin of pic

1
First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening from picture

pic

2

or pique

[peek]
noun Piquet.
  1. the scoring of 30 points in the declaration of hands and in the play before one's opponent scores a point.
  2. the bonus of 30 points won for so scoring.
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Origin of pic

2
< French: literally, prick

pyx

or pix

[piks]
noun
  1. Ecclesiastical.
    1. the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
    2. a watch-shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick.
  2. Also called pyx chest. a box or chest at a mint, in which specimen coins are deposited and reserved for trial by weight and assay.
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Origin of pyx

1350–1400; Middle English pyxe < Latin pyxis < Greek pyxís a box, orig. made of boxwood
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Related Words for pix

picture, likeness, image, snapshot, print, portrait, photo, photograph, replication, photocopy, recreation, propagation, replica, facsimile, imitation, breeding, copy, shot, mug, positive

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British Dictionary definitions for pix

pix

1
pl n
  1. informal photographs; prints
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pix

2
noun
  1. a less common spelling of pyx
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pic

noun plural pics or pix
  1. informal a photograph, picture, or illustration
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Word Origin for pic

C20: shortened from picture

pyx

less commonly pix

noun
  1. Also called: pyx chest the chest in which coins from the British mint are placed to be tested for weight, etc
  2. Christianity any receptacle in which the Eucharistic Host is kept
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Word Origin for pyx

C14: from Latin pyxis small box, from Greek, from puxos box tree
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Word Origin and History for pix

n.

variant of pics, 1930 (see pic).

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pyx

n.

c.1400, "a box," especially the vessel in which the host or consecrated bread is preserved, from Latin pyxis, from Greek pyxis "box-wood; a box," from pyxos "box-wood; box-tree," of uncertain origin.

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pic

n.

1884 as a shortening of picture (n.). Short for motion picture from 1936. Colloquial piccy is recorded from 1889.

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