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noun \ˌī-ˈsē\

Definition of IC


First Known Use of ic


Rhymes with ic

ackee, Agee, agley, aiguille, agree, Albee, alee, ani, at sea, Attlee, Bacchae, bailee, Bangui, banshee, bargee, bawbee, bee tree, Belgae, big tree, bohea, bootee, bougie, break free, buckshee, burgee, Bt, callee, Capri, carefree, CB, CD, Chablis, Chaldee, chickpea, chili, church key, confit, cowpea, croquis, curie, dead-tree, debris, decree, deep-sea, degree, Denis, donee, DP, draftee, drawee, Dundee, emcee, ennui, esprit, etui, farci, feoffee, flame tree, foresee, for free, fringe tree, fusee, GB, germfree, glacis, goatee, grandee, grand prix, grantee, green tea, GT, heart-free, he/she, high sea, high tea, Horae, hot key, Humvee, in fee, IV, Jaycee, jaygee, jayvee, Jiangxi, knock-knee, KP, latchkey, lessee, listee, look-see, low-key, LP, lychee, mamey, maquis, Marie, marquee, MC, mentee, Midi, mille-feuille, muggee, must-see, Nancy, ngwee, North Sea, OD, off-key, ogee, Osee, Parcae, pardie, Parsi, passkey, Pawnee, payee, PC, Pee Dee, peewee, pewee, PG, pledgee, pollee, pongee, post-free, précis, puree, puttee, qt, raki, rani, razee, Red Sea, rooftree, Ross Sea, rupee, rushee, RV, scot-free, settee, Shaanxi, shade tree, Shanxi, s/he, shift key, shoe tree, sightsee, signee, silk tree, sirree, smoke tree, snap pea, snow pea, spadille, spahi, spondee, squeegee, standee, state tree, strophe, suttee, sweat bee, sycee, TB, tepee, testee, 3-D, titi, to-be, toll-free, topee, to sea, towhee, townee, trainee, Tralee, trochee, trustee, Tupi, turfski, turnkey, tutee, Tutsi, tutti, TV, unbe, vendee, vestee, Volsci, vouchee, whangee, whoopee, wind tee, would-be, Yangtze, yen-shee




Definition of IC


First Known Use of ic




adjective suffix

Simple Definition of -ic

  • : having the character or form of

  • : of or relating to

  • : coming from or containing

Full Definition of -ic

  1. 1 :  having the character or form of :  being <panoramic> :  consisting of <runic>

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to <aldermanic> b :  related to, derived from, or containing <alcoholic>

  3. 3 :  in the manner of :  like that of :  characteristic of <Byronic>

  4. 4 :  associated or dealing with <Vedic> :  utilizing <electronic>

  5. 5 :  characterized by :  exhibiting <nostalgic> :  affected with <allergic>

  6. 6 :  caused by <amoebic>

  7. 7 :  tending to produce <analgesic>

  8. 8 :  having a valence relatively higher than in compounds or ions named with an adjective ending in -ous <ferric iron>

Origin of -ic

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French -ic, -ique, from Latin -icus — more at -y



noun suffix

Simple Definition of -ic

  • : someone belonging to or connected with

  • : someone affected by

Full Definition of -ic

  1. :  one having the character or nature of :  one belonging to or associated with :  one exhibiting or affected by :  one that produces

-IC Defined for Kids


adjective suffix \ik\

Definition of -ic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having the form of :  being <heroic>

  2. 2 :  coming from, consisting of, or containing <aquatic>

  3. 3 :  in the manner of <aristocratic>

  4. 4 :  making use of <electronic>

  5. 5 :  characterized by :  exhibiting <nostalgic>

  6. 6 :  affected with <allergic>

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February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

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