from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To divide or connect (syllables, word elements, or names) with a hyphen.
- n. One who performs more than one job or function: auditioned singer-dancers, actor-models, and other hyphenates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. 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.
- v. To join words or syllables with a hyphen.
- n. A person with multiple duties or abilities, such as "writer-director", "actor-model", or "singer-songwriter".
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hyphen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. divide or connect with a hyphen
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A colloquialism -- "hyphenate" -- has latterly grown up to meet the need of
Rimes is what the industry calls a hyphenate, a writer and a producer.
Now Rhymes is what the industry calls hyphenate, a writer and a producer.
Chinese subject under Manchu or Japanese rule; and as appears perhaps more perspicuously in the case of the "hyphenate" American citizen, whose formal allegiance is to the nation in whose land he prefers to live, all the while that his patriotic affection centers on his spiritual Fatherland in whose fortunes he has none but a non-resident interest.
It originally reflected how these many languages could be found in an area extending from the Indus River Valley (the Indo part of the hyphenate) across Europe (the European part).
This hyphenate adjective survives as well in the name of their language, but today “Old English” is preferred, in part because it was not used only by Angles and Saxons.
Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.
Fourth, there's story-and-gameplay, and I hyphenate like that because they really go hand-in-hand here.
Don't forget to hyphenate 21 through 99 when writing out.
Among our favorite dressed-up stars were Nichole Richie , who attempted something of a meta-narrative by partying in Los Angeles as "J.Lo," the multi-media hyphenate.