HyperDic: combining_form

English > 1 sense of the expression combining form:
NOUNcommunicationcombining forma bound form used only in compounds
English > combining form: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA bound form used only in compounds.
Example"'hemato-' is a combining form in words like 'hematology'"
Broaderbound morpheme, bound formA morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger / larger construction
UsagebeddedHaving a bed or beds as specified
billedHaving a beak or bill as specified
bonedHaving bones as specified
columnedHaving or resembling columns
decker(often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels
filled(usually followed by 'with' or used as a combining form) generously supplied with
footer(used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet
friendlyEasy to understand or use
fully, to the full, fullTo the greatest degree or extent
hippedHaving hips
ill, badly, poorly('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner
in-chiefIndicating the head of a staff
maxiUsed of women's clothing having a hemline at the ankle
midiUsed of women's clothing having a hemline at mid-calf
miler(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
minded(used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
miniUsed of women's clothing
neo(used as a combining form) recent or new
oddAn indefinite quantity more than that specified
ply(usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
pounder(used only in combination) something weighing a given number of pounds
protoIndicating the first or earliest or original
pseudo(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
radioIndicating radiation or radioactivity
regentacting or functioning as a regent or ruler
roofedCovered with a roof
scented(used in combination) having the odor of
seededHaving seeds as specified
size(used in combination) sized
smitten, stricken, struck(used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
storied, storeyedHaving stories as indicated
throatedHaving a throat as specified
tippedHaving a tip
unfriendlynot easy to understand or use
valued(usually used in combination) having value of a specified kind
visagedHaving a face or visage as specified
volumed(often used in combination) consisting of or having a given number or kind of volumes
well, good(often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory / satisfactory manner or to a high standard ('good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for 'well')
yarder(used only in combinations) the height or length of something in yards

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