\ˈeks \

Definition of ex 

(Entry 1 of 7)

: 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 7)

: the letter x

Definition of ex (Entry 3 of 7)

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 7)

1 example

2 exchange

3 executive

4 express

5 extra

Ex

abbreviation (2)

Definition of Ex (Entry 5 of 7)

Exodus

ex-

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

Definition of ex- (Entry 6 of 7)

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 7)

— see exo-

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

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin (also, prefix with perfective and causative value), from ex out of, from; akin to Greek ex, ex- out of, from Old Church Slavonic iz

Prefix

Latin ex from, out of

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exa-

exacerbate

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The first known use of ex was circa 1755

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ex-

prefix

English Language Learners Definition of ex-

: former

ex-

prefix
\ˈeks\

Kids Definition of ex-

: former ex-president

Medical Definition of ex 

1 examined

2 example

3 exercise

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ex-

prefix

Legal Definition of ex- 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: free from : without

Legal Definition of Ex. (Entry 2 of 2)

Exchequer

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