dexter

adjective dex·ter \ ˈdek-stər \

Definition of dexter

1 : relating to or situated on the right
2 : being or relating to the side of a heraldic shield at the right of the person bearing it

dexter

adverb

Origin and Etymology of dexter

Latin; akin to Old High German zeso situated on the right, Greek dexios


Medical Dictionary

dexter

adjective dex·ter \ ˈdek-stər \

medical Definition of dexter

: relating to or situated on the right
  • the dexter wing of a fowl

dexter

adverb

Learn More about dexter


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dexter? 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

to fix or define the limits of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!