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(word root) out
Examples of words with the root ex-: ex-member
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abbr. Bible

ex 1

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.

[Latin; see eghs in Indo-European roots.]

ex 2

The letter x.
tr.v. exed, ex·ing, ex·es
To delete or cross out: He exed each item off the to-do list.

ex 3

n. Slang
A former spouse or partner.

[From ex-.]
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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
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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]




1. examination.
2. examined.
3. example.
4. except.
5. exception.
6. exchange.
7. excursion.
8. executed.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ex - a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.ex - a woman who was formerly a particular man's wifeex - a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife; "all his exes live in Texas"
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
Adj.1.ex - out of fashionex - out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"
unfashionable, unstylish - not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"
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A. PREP (= out of) ex dividendsin dividendo
the price ex worksel precio de or en fábrica, el precio franco fábrica
see also ex officio
B. N my ex (= husband) → mi ex (marido); (= wife) → mi ex (mujer); (= boyfriend, girlfriend) → mi ex (novio/a)
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[ˈɛks] nex mf
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n (inf)Verflossene(r) mf (inf)


2 abbr of exampleBsp., Beispiel nt
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1. n (ex-husband, ex-wife) → ex m/f inv
2. prep (out of) the price ex worksil prezzo franco fabbrica
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