EN[ɑ(ː)nt] [-ɑːnt] [ænt] [-ænt] [ɒnt] [ɔnt] [eɪnt]
  • An aunt is a person who is the sister, half-sister or sister-in-law of a parent. Aunts are second-degree relatives and share 25% genetic overlap when they are the full sister of the parent and is a third-degree relative with 12.5% genetic overlap.
  • A grand-aunt or great-aunt is the sister or sister-in-law of a grandparent. The male equivalent of an aunt is an uncle, and the reciprocal relationship is that of a nephew or niece.

    Definition of aunt in English Dictionary

  • NounPLaunts
    1. The sister or sister-in-law of one’s parent.
      1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) INF A great-aunt / grandaunt.
        1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A grandmother. (More often "auntie".).
          1. An affectionate term for a woman of an older generation than oneself, especially a friend of one's parents, by means of fictive kin.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • When his rich aunt died, he was crying all the way to the bank.
              • Your aunt told him to pack Upjohn's bags, and the first thing he saw when he smacked into it was the speech. He trousered it and brought it along to me.
              • I found that aunting, or the care and nurture of children by aunts and great-aunts, is gendered and invisible work that, at the most basic level, salvages children’s lives.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Aunt Em had just come out of the house to water the cabbages when she looked up and saw Dorothy running toward her.
              • Aunt Flo came to visit last night, that's why I was so ratty.
          • Word Lists (This word is listed in the following word lists)
            1. Wiktionary : 1000 English basic words
            2. Wiktionary : Frequency lists 1-10000
            3. SCOWL (And Friends) : Alan Beale, 12dicts 4.0 Compiled from 3 ESL Dictionaries
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
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            5. en auntly
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of aunt for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "aunt" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
            Difficultness: Level 1
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 9
            Definite    ➨     Versatile