[ piks ]
/ pɪks /


Definition for pix (2 of 5)

[ piks ]
/ pɪks /

noun, plural pix for 2.

a plural of pic1.

Definition for pix (3 of 5)

[ pik ]
/ pɪk /

noun, plural pix [piks] /pɪks/, pics. Slang.

a movie.
a photograph.
Also pix.

Origin of pic

First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening from picture

Definition for pix (4 of 5)


or pique

[ peek ]
/ pik /

noun Piquet.

the scoring of 30 points in the declaration of hands and in the play before one's opponent scores a point.
the bonus of 30 points won for so scoring.
Compare repic.

Origin of pic

< French: literally, prick

Definition for pix (5 of 5)


or pix

[ piks ]
/ pɪks /


  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.
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.

Origin of pyx

1350–1400; Middle English pyxe < Latin pyxis < Greek pyxís a box, orig. made of boxwood
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British Dictionary definitions for pix (1 of 4)

/ (pɪks) /

pl n

informal photographs; prints

British Dictionary definitions for pix (2 of 4)

/ (pɪks) /


a less common spelling of pyx

British Dictionary definitions for pix (3 of 4)

/ (pɪk) /

noun plural pics or pix

informal a photograph, picture, or illustration

Word Origin for pic

C20: shortened from picture

British Dictionary definitions for pix (4 of 4)


less commonly pix

/ (pɪks) /


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

Word Origin for pyx

C14: from Latin pyxis small box, from Greek, from puxos box tree
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