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Meaning of UNCLE

Pronunciation:  'ungkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
  2. [n]  a source of help and advice and encouragement; "he played uncle to lonely students"

UNCLE is a 5 letter word that starts with U.


 Antonyms: aunt, auntie, aunty
 See Also: benefactor, granduncle, great-uncle, helper, kinsman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Un"cle\, n.
    An eldery man; -- used chiefly as a kindly or familiar
    appellation, esp. (Southern U. S.) for a worthy old negro;
    as, ``Uncle Remus.'' [Colloq.]
          Plain old uncle as he [Socrates] was, with his great
          ears, -- an immense talker.              --Emerson.
  2. \Un"cle\, n. [OE. uncle, OF. oncle, uncle, F. oncle, fr.
    L. avunculus a maternal uncle, dim. of avus a grandfather;
    akin to Lith. avynas uncle, Goth. aw? grandmother, Icel.
    [=a]i great grandfather.]
    1. The brother of one's father or mother; also applied to an
       aunt's husband; -- the correlative of aunt in sex, and of
       nephew and niece in relationship.
    2. A pawnbroker. [Slang] --Thackeray.
    {My uncle}, a pawnbroker. [Slang]
    {Uncle Sam}, a humorous appellation given to the United
       States Government. See {Uncle Sam}, in Dictionary of Noted
       Names in Fiction.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an uncle in your dream, represents some aspect of your family heritage and traits. It may also symbolize new ideas and emerging awareness.