\ ˈeks How to pronounce ex (audio) \

Definition of ex

 (Entry 1 of 8)

: one that formerly held a specified position or place especially : a former spouse or former partner in an intimate relationship

Definition of ex (Entry 2 of 8)

: the letter x

Definition of ex (Entry 3 of 8)

1 : out of : from: such as
a : from a specified place or source
b : from a specified dam a promising calf by Eric XVI ex Heatherbell
2 : free from : without: such as
a : without an indicated value or right used especially of securities
b : free of charges precedent to removal from the specified place with purchaser to provide means of subsequent transportation ex dock

ex

abbreviation (1)

Definition of ex (Entry 4 of 8)

1 example
2 exchange
3 executive
4 express
5 extra

Ex

abbreviation (2)

Definition of Ex (Entry 5 of 8)

Exodus

ex-

prefix (1)
\ e also occurs in this prefix where only i, is shown below (as in "express") and ks, sometimes occurs where only gz is shown (as in "exact")\

Definition of ex- (Entry 6 of 8)

1 : out of : outside exclave
2 : not exstipulate
3 \ (ˌ)eks , ˈeks \ [ Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin ] : former ex-president

Definition of ex- (Entry 7 of 8)

— see exo-

ex-

prefix (2)
variants: or before consonants ec-

Definition of ex- (Entry 8 of 8)

: out of : away : off eccentric ectopic

First Known Use of ex

Noun (1)

1827, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1818, in the meaning defined above

Preposition

circa 1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ex

Noun (1)

ex- entry 1

Preposition

Latin

Prefix (1)

borrowed from Latin ex- (before vowels and voiceless consonants), ē- (from *egz-, before voiced consonants), from ex, ē, preposition, "out of, from," going back to Indo-European *h1eḱ-s or *h1eǵh-s, whence also Old Irish a, as "out of, from," Middle Welsh ech, Greek ex, ek, Lithuanian ìš, ìž, Old Church Slavic iz (with unexplained i in Balto-Slavic)

Prefix (2)

borrowed from Greek ex-, ek-, from ex, ek, preposition, "out of, from" — more at ex- entry 1

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The first known use of ex was circa 1755

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ex-

prefix
\ ˈeks\

Kids Definition of ex-

: former ex-president

Medical Definition of ex

1 examined
2 example
3 exercise

ex-

prefix

Legal Definition of ex-

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: free from : without

Legal Definition of Ex. (Entry 2 of 2)

Exchequer

History and Etymology for ex

Prefix

Latin ex from, out of

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