Definitions for x, xɛks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
X, xɛks(n.)(pl.)Xs; X's, xs; x's.
the 24th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by this letter.
something shaped like anX.
a written or printed representation of the letter X or
xɛks; ɛkst; ˈɛk sɪŋ(v.t.)x-ed; x'd; x-ing; x'ing
to cross out or mark with an x (often fol. by out):
to x out an error.
to indicate choice, as on a ballot or examination (often fol. by in):
to x in the candidate of your choice.
Origin of x:
Category: Pharmacology, Informal
Ref: ecstasy (def. 5). 5
the 24th in order or in a series.
(sometimes l.c.) the Roman numeral for 10.
Ref: Compare Roman numerals.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
a motion-picture rating applied to sexually graphic or explicit films. (formerly) such a rating advising that persons under the age of 17 would not be admitted to the film.
Ref: Compare G (def. 2), 3 5 NC-17, PG, 2 PG-13, 3 R (def. 4). 3 5
a person, thing, agency, factor, etc., of unknown identity.
Ref: ex1 (def. 1). 1 1 1
an unknown quantity or a variable.
(used at the end of letters, telegrams, etc., to indicate a kiss.)
(used to indicate multiplication) times:
8 x 8 = 64.
(used between figures indicating dimensions) by: 3〃x 4〃 (read: “three inches by four inches”).
power of magnification:
a 50x telescope.
(used as a signature by an illiterate person.)
(used to indicate a particular place or point on a map or diagram.)
(used to indicate choice, as on a ballot or examination.)
(used to indicate an error or incorrect answer, as on a test.)
a person or thing of unknown identity.
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the 24th letter of the alphabet