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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"You are sure your uncle said those words?" he asked, scanning my face attentively in the moonlight.
Ogg's, to see his uncle Deane, who was to come home last night, his aunt had said; and Tom had made up his mind that his uncle Deane was the right person to ask for advice about getting some employment.
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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.
He bowed to his uncle as to a stranger, but recognizing him, he blushed and turned hurriedly away from him, as though offended and irritated at something.
"Uncle Henry says 'Eureka' means 'I have found it.'"
Now, among these passengers was a little Kansas girl named Dorothy Gale, who was going with her Uncle Henry to Australia, to visit some relatives they had never before seen.