aedile

noun ae·dile \ ˈē-ˌdī(-ə)l , ˈē-dᵊl \

Definition of aedile

: an official in ancient Rome in charge of public works and games, police, and the grain supply

Recent Examples of aedile from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'aedile.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of aedile

borrowed from Latin aedīlis, from aedēs, aedis "temple, (in plural) abode, house" + -īlis 1-ile — more at edify


Learn More about aedile


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up aedile? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

very hard to disturb or upset

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet-pasta-spelling-help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!