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Definition of "a-" [a-]

  • 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. (prefix)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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