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Meaning of EX

Pronunciation:  eks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife; "all his exes live in Texas"
  2. [n]  a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband

EX is a 2 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: ex-husband, exwife
 See Also: adult female, adult male, man, woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
A prefix from the latin preposition, ex, akin to Gr. 'ex or
'ek signifying out of, out, proceeding from. Hence, in
composition, it signifies out of, as, in exhale, exclude;
off, from, or out. as in exscind; beyond, as, in excess,
exceed, excel; and sometimes has a privative sense of
without, as in exalbuminuos, exsanguinous. In some words, it
intensifies the meaning; in others, it has little affect on
the signification. It becomes ef- before f, as in effuse. The
form e- occurs instead of ex- before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, and
v, as in ebullient, emanate, enormous, etc. In words from the
French it often appears as es-, sometimes as s- or ['e]-; as,
escape, scape, ['e]lite. Ex-, prefixed to names implying
office, station, condition, denotes that the person formerly
held the office, or is out of the office or condition now;
as, ex-president, ex-governor, ex-mayor, ex-convict. The
Greek form 'ex becomes ex in English, as in exarch; 'ek
becomes ec, as in eccentric.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend or ex-husband/wife or that you and your ex got back together again, suggests that something or someone in your current life that is bringing out similar feelings you felt during the relationship with your ex. The dream may be a way of alerting you to the same or similar behavior in a current relationship. What you learn from that previous relationship may need to be applied to the present one so that you do no repeat the same mistake. Alternatively, past lovers often highlight the positive experiences you had with that person. In particular, seeing your ex-husband/wife in your dream indicates that you are finding yourself in a situation that you do not want to be in. It suggests that you are experiencing a similar relationship or situation which makes you feel unhappy and uncomfortable. Seeing your mate's ex in your dream, suggests that you may be comparing yourself to the ex. The dream is trying to tell you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended that relationship. Alternatively, seeing your ex in your dream also means aspects of yourself that you have x'd out or neglected.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine and pharmacy, means "from".
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aside from, bar, barring, beside, besides, except, except for, excepting, excluding, exclusive of, from, leaving out, let alone, omitting, out, out of, outside of, precluding, save, save and except, saving, than, unless, without