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UNCLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does uncle mean? 

UNCLE (noun)
  The noun UNCLE has 2 senses:

1. the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
2. a source of help and advice and encouragement

  Familiarity information: UNCLE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNCLE (noun)


Sense 1uncle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("uncle" is a kind of...):

kinsman (a male relative)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "uncle"):

granduncle; great-uncle (an uncle of your father or mother)

Antonym:

aunt (the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle)


Sense 2uncle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A source of help and advice and encouragement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

he played uncle to lonely students

Hypernyms ("uncle" is a kind of...):

benefactor; helper (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))


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