Definitions for UNCLEˈʌŋ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•cleˈʌŋ kəl(n.)

  1. a brother of one's father or mother.

  2. an aunt's husband.

  3. a familiar title or term of address for any elderly man.

  4. (cap.)

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

    Ref: Uncle Sam.

Idioms for uncle:

  1. say or cry uncle, to concede defeat.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of uncle:

1250–1300; < OF < L avunculus mother's brother; akin to OE èam uncle, L avus grandfather

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncle(noun)

    the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt

  2. uncle(noun)

    a source of help and advice and encouragement

    "he played uncle to lonely students"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. uncle(noun)ˈʌŋ kəl

    your mother's or father's brother, or the husband of your aunt

    This is my uncle Charlie.

Wiktionary

  1. uncle(Noun)

    A brother or brother-in-law of someoneu2019s parent.

  2. uncle(Noun)

    A companion to your (usually unmarried) mother.

  3. uncle(Noun)

    A source of advice, encouragement, or help.

  4. uncle(Noun)

    A pawnbroker.

  5. uncle(Noun)

    A close male friend of the parents of a family.

  6. uncle(Noun)

    an older male African-American person

  7. uncle(Interjection)

    A cry used to indicate surrender.

  8. Origin: uncle, from uncle, from oncle, from avunculus, diminutive of avus, from awo-. Displaced native Middle English eam (from Old English eam "maternal uncle", compare Old English fædera "paternal uncle") from the same root. More at eme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncle(noun)

    the brother of one's father or mother; also applied to an aunt's husband; -- the correlative of aunt in sex, and of nephew and niece in relationship

  2. Uncle(noun)

    a pawnbroker

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'UNCLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2931

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'UNCLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2593

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'UNCLE' in Nouns Frequency: #1173


Translations for UNCLE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

uncle(noun)

the brother of a person's father or mother, or the husband of an aunt

He's my uncle; Hallo, Uncle Jim!

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