Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A simplified spelling of ill.
  • noun An unusual and un-English assimilation of in- before l, after the analogy of or by confusion with il-, il-: perhaps only in the rare and obsolete illighten for inlighten, enlighten (compare alighten).
  • noun An assimilation (in Latin, etc.) of the negative or privative prefix in- before l. (See in-.) In the following words, in the etymology, the prefix il- is usually referred directly to the original in-.
  • noun A suffix of Latin origin, forming in Latin adjectives and nouns derived from them, and less frequently nouns directly from verbs and nouns, many of which formations have come into English.
  • noun An assimilation (in Latin, etc.) of in- before l. (See in-.) In the following words, in the etymology, the prefix il- is usually referred directly to the original in-.

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  • noun informal A Roman numeral representing forty-nine (49).

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  • noun a midwestern state in north-central United States
  • adjective being nine more than forty

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  • A hedgehog (obsolete).

    December 8, 2007