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Definition 1: a bound form used only in compounds - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where combining form or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'

(combining form is a kind of ...) a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels

"they rode in a double-decker bus"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified

"civic-minded" "career-minded"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (used as a combining form) recent or new

"`neo' is a combining form in words like `neocolonialism'"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) used of women's clothing having a hemline at the ankle

"wanted a maxi-length coat" "a maxidress"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) used of women's clothing having a hemline at mid-calf

"midiskirts" "wore her dresses midi length"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) used of women's clothing; very short with hemline above the knee

"a mini dress" "miniskirts"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) indicating the head of a staff

"editor-in-chief"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having hips; or having hips as specified (usually in combination)

"broad-hipped"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) covered with a roof; having a roof as specified (often used in combination)

"roofed picnic areas" "a slate-roofed house" "palmleaf-roofed huts"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) acting or functioning as a regent or ruler

"prince-regent"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (usually used in combination) having value of a specified kind

"triple-valued"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (used in combination) sized

"the economy-size package" "average-size house"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having seeds as specified

"many-seeded" "black-seeded"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having a tip; or having a tip as specified (used in combination)

"a rubber-tipped cane"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) indicating radiation or radioactivity

"radiochemistry"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (often used in combination) consisting of or having a given number or kind of volumes

"the poet's volumed works" "a two-volumed history" "multi-volumed encyclopedias" "large-volumed editions"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form)

"fully grown" "he didn't fully understand" "knew full well" "full-grown" "full-fledged"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')

"the children behaved well" "a task well done" "the party went well" "he slept well" "a well-argued thesis" "a well-seasoned dish" "a well-planned party" "the baby can walk pretty good"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having stories as indicated

"a six-storied building"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having a throat as specified

"deep-throated" "white-throated"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of

"a pseudo esthete" "pseudoclassic"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (used only in combination) something weighing a given number of pounds

"the fisherman caught a 10-pounder" "their linemen are all 300-pounders"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet

"he is a six-footer" "the golfer sank a 40-footer" "his yacht is a 60-footer"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in yards

"the golfer hit a 300-yarder to the green"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (used only in combinations) the length of something in miles

"the race was a 30-miler"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming

"conscience-smitten" "awe-struck"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having or resembling columns; having columns of a specified kind (often used as a combining form)

"a columned portico" "trees with columned trunks" "white-columned houses"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having a beak or bill as specified

"a thick-billed bird" "a long-billed cap"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having a bed or beds as specified

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having a face or visage as specified

"gloomy-visaged funeral directors"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) having bones as specified

"his lanky long-boned body"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) indicating the first or earliest or original

"`proto' is a combining form in a word like `protolanguage' that refers to the hypothetical ancestor of another language or group of languages"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) an indefinite quantity more than that specified

"invited 30-odd guests"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (used in combination) having the odor of

"clean-scented laundry" "a manure-scented barnyard"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) easy to understand or use

"user-friendly computers" "a consumer-friendly policy" "a reader-friendly novel"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) not easy to understand or use

"user-unfriendly"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (usually followed by `with' or used as a combining form) generously supplied with

"theirs was a house filled with laughter" "a large hall filled with rows of desks" "fog-filled air"

(combining form is the usage domain for ...) (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well

"he was ill prepared" "it ill befits a man to betray old friends" "the car runs badly" "he performed badly on the exam" "the team played poorly" "ill-fitting clothes" "an ill-conceived plan"

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