英 ['ʌŋkl] 美 ['ʌŋkl]
- n. 伯；姑父；舅；叔；姨父
- [C] 伯父,叔父,舅父,姑父,姨父 brother of one's father or mother; husband of one's aunt
- [C] 无亲戚关系的成年男性朋友,叔叔,伯伯 unrelated adult male friend, especially of one's parents
the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
a source of help and advice and encouragement;
"he played uncle to lonely students"
- My uncle is a professor in this university.
- They are not really my aunt and uncle.
- My uncle is a sure-enough cowboy.
- My uncle has an apple orchard.
- Although my uncle is old, he looks very strong and healthy.
- These words seemed to rouse Uncle Vernon.
- He came into a large amount of money when his uncle died.
- John led the life of luxury after he inherited one million dollars from his uncle.
- My uncle's business came on splendidly.
- We are looking forward to our uncle's visit with great pleasure.
- He has three uncles.
- His uncle found him a well-paid job in Shanghai.
- He's my uncle by marriage.
- He mentioned that his uncle had had the same experience.
- Uncle, can you tell me how can I get to the nearest post office?
- The people would have starved if Uncle Sam hadn't sent dozens of aircraft carrying tons of grain.
- bob's your uncle
用以表示工作轻而易举 used to express the ease with which a task can be completed successfully
- talk like a Dutch uncle
严厉而善意地教训某人 lecture sb severely but kindly
- uncle指父亲或母亲的兄弟, aunt的丈夫,即“伯父,叔父,舅父,姑父,姨父”,也可指无亲戚关系的成年男性朋友(尤指父母的朋友),叔叔,伯伯。
- Uncle Sam是口语中的一个绰号,指美国、美国政府或美国人。
- ☆ 13世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的oncle；最初源自拉丁语的avunculus，意为母亲的兄弟。