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How Do You Spell A-?

Correct spelling for the English word "a-" is [ˈeɪ], [ˈe͡ɪ], [ˈe‍ɪ]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of A-

  1. A, as a prefix to English words, is derived from various sources. It frequently signifies on or in (from an, a forms of AS. on), denoting a state, as in afoot, on foot, abed, amiss, asleep, aground, aloft, away (AS. onweg), and analogically, ablaze, atremble, etc. AS. of off, from, as in adown (AS. ofd/ne off the dun or hill). AS. a- (Goth. us-, ur-, Ger. er-), usually giving an intensive force, and sometimes the sense of away, on, back, as in arise, abide, ago. Old English y- or i- (corrupted from the AS. inseparable particle ge-, cognate with OHG. ga-, gi-, Goth. ga-), which, as a prefix, made no essential addition to the meaning, as in aware. French a (L. ad to), as in abase, achieve. L. a, ab, abs, from, as in avert. Greek insep. prefix / without, or privative, not, as in abyss, atheist; akin to E. un-.

Common Misspellings for A-

Below is the list of 7 misspellings for the word "a-".

  • za-
  • as-
  • a-p
  • a zillio n
  • a0
  • -
  • a-0

Usage Examples for A-

  1. Not a doubt of that, Alice. - "Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
  2. It may all be a mistake. - "'Lena Rivers" by Mary J. Holmes
  3. Have a care of them. - "Beasts, Men and Gods" by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  4. We must have a talk. - "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
  5. Then he's been with you a long time? - "The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
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