Definition of "a-" [a-]

  • (prefix) Without; not: amoral.
  • (prefix) On; in: abed.
  • (prefix) In the act of: aborning.
  • (prefix) In the direction of: astern.
  • (prefix) In a specified state or condition: abuzz.
  • (noun) the first letter and first vowel of the modern English alphabet
  • (noun) any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in take, bag, calm, shortage, or cobra
  • (noun) the first in a series, esp the highest grade or mark, as in an examination

Use "a-" in a sentence

  • "At a hearing on the budget this week, led by by the scandal-plagued Chairman of the City Council, Kwame Brown, best known for demanding a "fully loaded" $1900- a- month leased SUV from city officials, activists challenged his opposition to raising taxes, the deadlocked council's complacency, and the council leadership that has ignored public opinion favoring preserving social programs."
  • "So get your sweet a-, um, self over here so the rest of us can chow down."
  • "Another 1,500 in-the-money calls were purchased up at the Jan. 2012 $13 strike at an average premium of $1.32 a-pop."

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