uncle

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un·cle

 (ŭng′kəl)
n.
1.
a. The brother of one's mother or father.
b. The husband of a sibling of one's mother or father.
2. Used as a form of address for an older man, especially by children.
3. A kindly counselor.
4. Slang A pawnbroker.
5. Uncle Uncle Sam.
Idiom:
cry/say uncle Informal
To indicate a willingness to give up a fight or surrender: tickled my brother until he cried uncle.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin avunculus, maternal uncle; see awo- in Indo-European roots.]

uncle

(ˈʌŋkəl)
n
1. a brother of one's father or mother
2. the husband of one's aunt
3. a term of address sometimes used by children for a male friend of their parents
4. slang a pawnbroker
[C13: from Old French oncle, from Latin avunculus; related to Latin avus grandfather]

un•cle

(ˈʌŋ 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.) Uncle Sam.
Idioms:
say or cry uncle, to concede defeat.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Latin avunculus mother's brother; akin to Old English èam uncle, Latin avus grandfather]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uncle - the brother of your father or motheruncle - the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
granduncle, great-uncle - an uncle of your father or mother
kinsman - a male relative
aunt, auntie, aunty - the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
2.uncle - a source of help and advice and encouragement; "he played uncle to lonely students"
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

uncle

noun
Related words
adjective avuncular
Translations
вуйчокалекосвакострикочичо
strýcstrýček
onkelfarbrormorbror
enoenopuolikummisetäsetäsetäpuoli
onclema tante
ujakstric
nagybácsi
oncle
paman
föðurbróðirföîurbróîir; móîurbróîir; frændimóðurbróðir
おじ
외삼촌
avunculuspatruus
dėdė
tēvocis
oomoompjepandjesbaassuikeroomnonkel
strýkoujo
stric
farbrormorbroronkel
ลุง
bác

uncle

[ˈʌŋkl] N
1.tío m
my uncle and auntmis tíos
Uncle Samel tío Sam (personificación de EE.UU.)
Uncle Tom (US) negro que trata de congraciarse con los blancos
to cry or say uncle (US) → rendirse, darse por vencido
2. (= fence) → perista m

uncle

[ˈʌŋkəl] noncle m
my uncle → mon oncle

uncle

nOnkel m; Uncle SamUncle or Onkel Sam; to say or cry uncle (US) → aufgeben

uncle

[ˈʌŋkl] nzio

uncle

(ˈaŋkl) noun
the brother of a person's father or mother, or the husband of an aunt. He's my uncle; Hallo, Uncle Jim!

uncle

عَمٌّ أو خَال strýc onkel Onkel θείος tío eno oncle ujak zio おじ 외삼촌 oom onkel wujek tio дядя farbror ลุง amca bác 叔叔或舅舅

uncle

n tío
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