a suffix used to form adjectives from nouns, with the sense of “belonging to” (British; Danish; English; Spanish); “after the manner of,” “having the characteristics of,” “like” (babyish; girlish; mulish); “addicted to,” “inclined or tending to” (bookish; freakish); “near or about” (fiftyish; sevenish).
a suffix used to form adjectives from other adjectives, with the sense of “somewhat,” “rather” (oldish; reddish; sweetish).
a suffix occurring in i -stem verbs borrowed from French:
(slang) used to express reservation or qualified assent: Things are looking up. Ish
of or belonging to a nationality or group: Scottish
(often derogatory) having the manner or qualities of; resembling: slavish, prudish, boyish
somewhat; approximately: yellowish, sevenish
concerned or preoccupied with: bookish
adjectival suffix, from Old English -isc, common Germanic (cf. Old Norse -iskr, German -isch, Gothic -isks), cognate with Greek diminutive suffix -iskos. Colloquially attached to hours to denote approximation, 1916.
isolated systolic hypertension
- I shall return
Words of General Douglas MacArthur in 1942 as he left the Philippine Islands during World War II. Japanese forces were about to conquer the Philippines, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt had transferred MacArthur to another location in the Pacific. MacArthur returned at the head of an American army in 1944 and freed the Philippines from […]
leaving, one of Abraham’s sons by Keturah (Gen. 25:2).
my seat at Nob, one of the Rephaim, whose spear was three hundred shekels in weight. He was slain by Abishai (2 Sam. 21:16, 17).
[ish-boh-shith] /ɪʃˈboʊ ʃɪθ/ noun 1. a son and successor of Saul. II Sam. 2–4. man of shame or humiliation, the youngest of Saul’s four sons, and the only one who survived him (2 Sam. 2-4). His name was originally Eshbaal (1 Chr. 8:33; 9:39). He was about forty years of age when his father and […]