Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
onomastics

on·o·mas·tics

onomastics

 
pronunciation:
a n mae stihks
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: (used with a sing. verb) the study of the origins, history, and forms of proper names.
definition 2: an underlying linguistic system or pattern behind the formation of proper names or terms within a specialized vocabulary.
Word Parts
The word onomastics contains the following parts:
onomas, onomat Greek root that means name
synonyms:
nom1, nomin, nomen, onym
 
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology