[ eks ]
/ ɛks /
verb (used with object), x-ed or x'd [ekst] /ɛkst/, x-ing or x'ing [ek-sing] /ˈɛk sɪŋ/.
to cross out or mark with or as if with an x (often followed by out): to x out an error.
to indicate choice, as on a ballot or examination (often followed by in): to x in the candidate of your choice.
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Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot”?
Origin of x1
First recorded in 1840–50
Words nearby x
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British Dictionary definitions for x out (1 of 3)
/ (ɛks) /
noun plural x's, X's or Xs
the 24th letter and 19th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound sequence represented by this letter, in English pronounced as ks or gz or, in initial position, z, as in xylophone
British Dictionary definitions for x out (2 of 3)
commerce banking finance ex
maths the x- axis or a coordinate measured along the x- axis in a Cartesian coordinate system
an algebraic variable
British Dictionary definitions for x out (3 of 3)
(formerly, in Britain)
- indicating a film that may not be publicly shown to anyone under 18. Since 1982 replaced by symbol 18
- (as modifier)an X film
denoting any unknown, unspecified, or variable factor, number, person, or thing
(on letters, cards, etc) denoting a kiss
(on ballot papers, etc) indicating choice
(on examination papers, etc) indicating error
for Christ; Christian
(Roman numeral) tenSee Roman numerals
Word Origin for X
(sense 6) from the form of the Greek letter khi (Χ), first letter of Khristos Christ
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