- Ex is slang and is defined as a past partner.
An example of an ex is a husband from a previous marriage.
- Ex means without.
An example of ex used as a preposition is in the latin legal phrase "ex parte" which means by or for one party, without any of the parties having to be present.
- Ex is defined as to get rid of or cross something out.
An example of to ex is to cross an item off a shopping list.
- without; exclusive of: ex dividend, ex interest
- out of; free of: ex warehouse means “free of charges until removed from the warehouse”
- of the (specified) college class, but not having graduated with it: Wm. Jones, Yale ex '61
Origin of exClassical Latin
- : it becomes ef- before f; e- before b, d, g, j, l, m, n, r, or v; often ec- before c or s; and, in many words of French origin, es-
- forth, from, out: extubate
- beyond: exurb
- away from, out of: explant
- without, not having: exsanguine
- former, previous, previously: used in hyphenated compounds: ex-president, ex-convict, ex-wife
Origin of ex-Middle English from Old French or L, akin to Classical Greek ex-, ex?-, ek- from Indo-European base an unverified form e?hs, out
- Not including; without: a stock price ex dividend.
- Free of any transport or handling charges incurred before removal from a given location: bought the goods ex warehouse.
- From, but not having graduated with, the class of: a Columbia alumnus, ex '95.
Origin of exLatin; see eghs in Indo-European roots.
transitive verbexed, ex·ing, ex·es
Origin of exFrom ex-
- a. exceptb. exception
- Outside; out of; away from: exodontia.
- Not; without: excaudate.
- Former: ex-president.
Origin of ex-Middle English from Old French from Latin and Greek; see eghs in Indo-European roots.
(plural exes or exs)
(third-person singular simple present exes, present participle exing, simple past and past participle exed)
- To delete; to cross out
- Used to construct company and product names that borrow meaning from the word to which added.
ex. - Legal Definition