a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
divide or connect with a hyphen
"hyphenate these words and names"
Symbol "-", typically used to join two or more words to form a compound term, or to indicate that a word has been split at the end of a line.
Something that links two more consequential things.
To separate or punctuate with a hyphen; to hyphenate.
a mark or short dash, thus [-], placed at the end of a line which terminates with a syllable of a word, the remainder of which is carried to the next line; or between the parts of many a compound word; as in fine-leaved, clear-headed. It is also sometimes used to separate the syllables of words
to connect with, or separate by, a hyphen, as two words or the parts of a word
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. "yfe`n, fr. "yf "e`n under one, into one, together, fr. under + , neut. of one. See Hypo-.]
The hyphen is a punctuation mark used to join words and to separate syllables of a single word. The use of hyphens is called hyphenation. The hyphen should not be confused with dashes, which are longer and have different uses, or with the minus sign which is also longer.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hī′fen, n. a short stroke (-) joining two syllables or words.—adj. Hyphen′ic. [Gr. hypo, under, hen, one.]
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The numerical value of hyphen in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hyphen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- شحطة, شرطةArabic
- guionetCatalan, Valencian
- väliviiva, tavuviiva, yhdysmerkki, yhdysviivaFinnish
- trait d'union, tiretFrench
- sgrìob-cheangail, strìoch, tàthanScottish Gaelic
- միության գծիկ, դեֆիս, ենթամնաArmenian
- tracto de unionInterlingua
- 붙임표, 하이픈Korean
- BindestréchLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tohuhono, tohuweheMāori
- afbreekteken, koppelteken, verbindingsstreepjeDutch
- dywiz, łącznikPolish
- traço, hífenPortuguese
- divis, bindestreckSwedish
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