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uncle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Uncle  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Uncle  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  uncle 
  n  1:  the  brother  of  your  father  or  mother;  the  husband  of  your 
  aunt  [ant:  {aunt}] 
  2:  a  source  of  help  and  advice  and  encouragement;  "he  played 
  uncle  to  lonely  students" 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  UNCLE 
  Unix  Net  for  Computer  security  in  Law  Enforcement  (org.,  USA,  Unix),  "U.N.C.L.E." 
 
 




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