What does the word ex mean?

  • A prefix denoting out of, from, away from.

  • [ Latin] Out of, from; as a prefix, meaning out of, without, deprived of. Also in Latin words written E.

Usage examples for ex

  1. Had Penton tried to get the ex- teller " in bad" by sending the cheque so soon? – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  2. Naturally, I expected some sort of a welcome as ex- Senator David Blount's son; but that doesn't seem to cut any figure at all. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  3. Dr. Wackhorn has introduced Bill as his ex- assistant, who's gone West and got himself a job as chaplain in a State prison, and Aunt Laura loses her breath tryin' to apologize to both of 'em at once. – Torchy by Sewell Ford

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