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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
References in classic literature ?
I suspect that the real attraction was a large library of fine books, which was left to dust and spiders since Uncle March died.
Uncle Tom Sinnings is building a new barn on his place on the Valley Road.
His father was a shoemaker, his uncle a furrier, and he, being a younger son, was apprenticed to the latter's trade.
About riding to the mill behind Gluglu; fishing back in the lake with their Uncle Jasper; picking pecans with Lidie's little black brood, and hauling chips in their express wagon.
From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam's government is here established.
His father was a High Chief, a King; his uncle a High Priest; and on the maternal side he boasted aunts who were the wives of unconquerable warriors.
Now, Jim, walk like old Uncle Cudjoe, when he has the rheumatism," said his master.
With Tom it was awful; it 'most petrified him to think maybe he had got his uncle into a thousand times more trouble than ever, and maybe it wouldn't ever happened if he hadn't been so ambitious to get celebrated, and let the corpse alone the way the others done.
I could give them no positive information -- for my uncle never consulted me on matters of business.
I and my uncle were out fishing in our little boat, when the pirates came and caught us.
You must know that all this time the king, my uncle, was absent on a hunting expedition, and as no one knew when he would be back, I at last decided to return home, leaving the ministers to make my excuses.
said Fanny: "in my opinion, my uncle would not like any addition.