X, x
X x


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [eks]
    • /ɛks/
    • /eks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks]
    • /ɛks/

Definitions of x word

  • noun plural x the 24th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. 1
  • noun plural x any spoken sound or combination of sounds represented by the letter X or x, as in xylene, box, or exact. 1
  • noun plural x something having the shape of an X . 1
  • noun plural x a written or printed representation of the letter X or x. 1
  • noun plural x a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter X or x. 1
  • noun plural x the twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (X, χ). 1

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Origin of x

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for X


x popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for x

adj x

  • anonymous — If you remain anonymous when you do something, you do not let people know that you were the person who did it.
  • incog — Incognito.
  • innominate — having no name; nameless; anonymous.
  • nameless — having no name.

verb x

  • blotched — Something that is blotched has blotches on it.
  • chalk — Chalk is a type of soft white rock. You can use small pieces of it for writing or drawing with.
  • chalking — a soft, white, powdery limestone consisting chiefly of fossil shells of foraminifers.
  • initialed — of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first: the initial step in a process.
  • initialing — of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first: the initial step in a process.

noun x

  • boo-boo — A boo-boo is a silly mistake or blunder.
  • booboos — a stupid or silly mistake; blunder.
  • cruciate — shaped or arranged like a cross
  • crucifix — A crucifix is a cross with a figure of Christ on it.
  • fredAntoinette, 1888–1946, U.S. actress, theatrical manager, and producer.

adjective x

  • bearding — the growth of hair on the face of an adult man, often including a mustache.
  • whatchamacallit — an object or person whose name one does not know or cannot recall.
  • whatsis — a thing or object whose name one does not know or cannot recall.

Antonyms for x

adjective x

  • designated — (of a truth value) corresponding to truth in a two-valued logic, or having one of the analogous values in a many-valued logic
  • identified — to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing; verify the identity of: to identify handwriting; to identify the bearer of a check.

noun x

  • mix — to combine (substances, elements, things, etc.) into one mass, collection, or assemblage, generally with a thorough blending of the constituents.

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