Definition of Hyphenate

1. Verb. Divide or connect with a hyphen. "Hyphenate these words and names"

Exact synonyms: Hyphen
Generic synonyms: Spell, Write
Derivative terms: Hyphen, Hyphen, Hyphenation, Hyphenation



Definition of Hyphenate

1. Verb. (transitive) To break a word at the end of a line according to the hyphenation rules by adding a hyphen on the end of the line. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To join words or syllables with a hyphen. ¹

3. Noun. A person with multiple duties or abilities, such as "writer-director", "actor-model", or "singer-songwriter". ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyphenate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Hyphenate Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyphenate

hypester
hypesters
hypesthesia
hypethral
hypha
hyphae
hyphaema
hyphal
hyphedonia
hyphema
hyphemia
hyphemias
hyphen
hyphen-minus
hyphen-minuses
hyphenate (current term)
hyphenated
hyphenated compound
hyphenated compounds
hyphenates
hyphenating
hyphenation
hyphenations
hyphenator
hyphenators
hyphened
hyphenic
hyphening
hyphenless
hyphens

Literary usage of Hyphenate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Talking Business by John Mantle Clapp, L. N. Andres (1919)
"... etc., talking together, you would probably recognize differences but they would be comparatively slight. Dialects Coming from " hyphenate " English ..."

2. Language for Men of Affairs (1919)
"... etc., talking together, you would probably recognize differences but they would be comparatively slight. Dialects Coming from " hyphenate " English ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"hyphenate, however, is the more common of the two: although long-lived is hyphenated —Simon 1980 I The entries at I in many usage books—Cook 1985, ..."

4. Bulletin by School of Mines and Metallurgy, University of Missouri (1920)
"hyphenate nouns that express a double occupation, as poet- artist. ... Do not hyphenate such combinations when they follow the noun, as a building near by, ..."

5. The Practice of Journalism: A Treatise on Newspaper-making by Walter Williams, Frank L. Martin (1922)
"hyphenate nouns that express a double occupation, as poet-artist. ... hyphenate such nouns as passer-by, runner-up. Elect is joined to a title with the ..."

6. Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War by Emmett Jay Scott (1919)
"In fact, the Negro has always proved himself to be 100-per-cent American, without alien sympathies and without hyphenate allegiance. ..."

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