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1. Not including; without: a stock price ex dividend.
2. Free of any transport or handling charges incurred before removal from a given location: bought the goods ex warehouse.
3. From, but not having graduated with, the class of: a Columbia alumnus, ex '95.
The letter x.
tr.v. exed, ex·ing, ex·es
To delete or cross out: He exed each item off the to-do list.
A former spouse or partner.
1. (Banking & Finance) finance not participating in; excluding; without: ex bonus; ex dividend; ex rights.
2. (Commerce) commerce without charge to the buyer until removed from: ex quay; ex ship; ex works.
[C19: from Latin: out of, from]
1. informal (a person's) former wife, husband, etc
2. Canadian short for examination
1. without; not including: ex dividend.
2. free of charges to the purchaser until removed from a specified place: ex warehouse.
[1835–45; < Latin. See ex-1]
the letter X, x.
Informal. a former spouse; ex-wife or ex-husband.
[1820–30; by shortening]
1. a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, meaning “out, out of, away, forth” (egregious; exclude; exhale; exit; export; extract), used also to signify that the action of a base verb has been carried to a conclusive point (effect; effete; erase; exaggerate; excite; exhaust), esp. in causative formations (evacuate; effeminate; exhilarate; expurgate) or privative formations, including adjectives (emasculate; enervate; exonerate; exsanguine). Also, before consonants other than c, f, p, q, s,and tin Latin words, e-, ef-.
2. a prefix meaning “former,” “formerly having been”: ex-member; ex-wife.
[< Latin, prefixal use of ex, ē (preposition) out (of), from, beyond; (definition 2) < Late Latin, as in exconsul, based on Latin ex in the sense “from being, having formerly held (an office)”]
var. of exo- before a vowel: exarch.
a prefix similar in meaning to ex-1, occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek: exegesis. Also, before a consonant, ec-.
[< Greek, prefixal use of ex, ek, out (of), from, beyond; compare ex-1]
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|Noun||1.||ex - a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband|
|2.||ex - a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife; "all his exes live in Texas"|
|3.||ex - the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet|
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
|Adj.||1.||ex - out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"|