variants: or xeno-

Definition of xen-

1a : guest : foreigner xenophobia
b : that which is not the host xenograft
2a : strange : foreign xenolith
b : not being the host xenobiotic

History and Etymology for xen-

Late Latin, from Greek, from xenos stranger, guest, host

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about xen-

Dictionary Entries near xen-

Xe

xebec

Xema

xen-

Xenacanthi

xenacanthine

Xenacanthini

Statistics for xen-

Look-up Popularity

Comments on xen-

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

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!