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Meaning of a in Hindi



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a

  • noun
  • ˈā

often capitalized
often attributive
Definition of a

  • plural
  • a's
  • or
  • as
  • ˈāz

: the 1st letter of the English alphabet
: a graphic representation of this letter
: a speech counterpart of orthographic a
: the sixth tone of a C-major scale
: a graphic device for reproducing the letter a
: one designated a especially as the first in order or class
: a grade rating a student's work as superior in quality
: one graded or rated with an A
: something shaped like the letter A
capitalized
: the one of the four ABO blood groups characterized by the presence of antigens designated by the letter A and by the presence of antibodies against the antigens present in the B blood group


Examples of a in a Sentence

a word that begins with an a
a word that begins with a
a song in the key of A
She got an A on the exam.


1

a

  • noun
  • ˈā

often capitalized
Definition of a for Students

  • plural
  • a's
  • or
  • as
  • ˈāz

: the first letter of the English alphabet
: a grade that shows a student's work is excellent
: a musical note referred to by the letter A


Examples of a in a Sentence

a word that begins with an a
a word that begins with a
a song in the key of A
She got an A on the exam.


First Known Use of a



1

a

  • noun
  • ˈā

often capitalized
often attributive
Definition of a

  • plural
  • a's
  • or
  • as
  • ˈāz

: the 1st letter of the English alphabet
: a graphic representation of this letter
: a speech counterpart of orthographic a
: the sixth tone of a C-major scale
: a graphic device for reproducing the letter a
: one designated a especially as the first in order or class
: a grade rating a student's work as superior in quality
: one graded or rated with an A
: something shaped like the letter A
capitalized
: the one of the four ABO blood groups characterized by the presence of antigens designated by the letter A and by the presence of antibodies against the antigens present in the B blood group


2

a

  • indefinite article
  • ə
  • ˈā

Definition of a for Students
: someone or something being mentioned for the first time
There's a dog in the yard.
: the same
two of a kind
: 1any 1
It's hard for a person to understand.
: for or from each
an apple a day
The new theater charges ten dollars a person.
: 2one 3 Hint: A is used before words that do not begin with a vowel sound.
a dozen doughnuts
a week
This is a third the size of that.


Origin and Etymology of a

Middle English, from Old English ān one


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a

  • indefinite article
  • ə
  • (ˈ)ā
  • Canadian
  • ˈa

Definition of a
— used as a function word before singular nouns when the referent is unspecified and before number collectives and some numbers
a man overboard
a dozen
: the same
birds of a feather
swords all of a length
— used as a function word before a singular noun followed by a restrictive modifier
a man who was here yesterday
: any
a man who is sick can't work
— used as a function word before a mass noun to denote a particular type or instance
a bronze made in ancient times
— used as a function word before a proper noun representing an example or type
the attractions of a Boston or a Cleveland
— used as a function word before a proper noun to indicate limited knowledge about the referent
a Mr. Smith called to inquire about the job
— used as a function word before a proper noun to distinguish the condition of the referent from a usual, former, or hypothetical condition
a triumphant Ms. Jones greeted her supporters
— used as a function word with nouns to form adverbial phrases of quantity, amount, or degree
felt a bit tired


a-

  • prefix
  • ə

Definition of a- for Students
: on : in : at
abed
: in (such) a state, condition, or manner
afire
aloud
: in the act or process of
gone a-hunting


Origin and Etymology of a

Middle English, from Old English a-, an, on


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a

  • preposition
  • ə
  • also
  • (ˈ)ā

Definition of a
: in, to, or for each
twice a week
chiefly dialectal
: on, in, at


Origin and Etymology of a

Middle English, by contraction


4

a

  • preposition
  • ə

Definition of a
: of — often attached to the preceding word
kinda
lotta


Origin and Etymology of a

Middle English, contraction of have


5

a

  • verb
  • ə
  • (ˌ)a

Definition of a
: have
I might a had husbands afore now —John Bunyan


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a

  • abbreviation

Definition of a
absent
acceleration
acre
adult
alto
anode
answer
ante
anterior
are
area
atto-
author


Origin and Etymology of a-

Middle English, from Old English


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a-

  • prefix
  • ə

Definition of a-
: on : in : at
abed
: in (such) a state or condition
afire
: in (such) a manner
aloud
: in the act or process of
gone a-hunting
atingle


Origin and Etymology of a-

Latin & Greek; Latin, from Greek


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a-

  • prefix
  • (ˈ)ā
  • also
  • (ˈ)a
  • or
  • (ˈ)ä

Definition of a-
: not : without — a- before consonants other than h and sometimes even before h, an- before vowels and usually before h
asexual
achromatic
ahistorical
anastigmatic
anhydrous


Origin and Etymology of -a-

perhaps from -a- in ring compounds such as thiazole (in which -a- is the initial of azole)


-a-

  • combining form

Definition of -a-
: replacing carbon especially in a ring
aza-


Origin and Etymology of -a

New Latin, from -a (as in magnesia)


-a

  • noun suffix
  • ə

Definition of -a
: oxide
silica


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A

  • abbreviation

Definition of A
ace
adenine
ampere