Main definitions of -id in English

: -id1-id2-id3

-id1

suffix

  • Forming adjectives such as putrid, torrid.

Origin

From French -ide from Latin -idus.

Pronunciation

-id

/ɪd/

Main definitions of -id in English

: -id1-id2-id3

-id2

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns such as chrysalid, pyramid.

  • 2Biology
    Forming names of structural constituents.

    ‘plastid’
  • 3Botany
    Forming names of plants belonging to a family with a name ending in -idaceae.

    ‘orchid’

Origin

From or suggested by French -ide, via Latin -idis from Greek -is, -id-.

Pronunciation

-id

/ɪd/

Main definitions of -id in English

: -id1-id2-id3

-id3

suffix

  • 1Zoology
    Forming nouns denoting an animal belonging to a family with a name ending in -idae or to a class with a name ending in -ida.

    ‘carabid’
    ‘arachnid’
  • 2Forming nouns denoting a member of a specified dynasty or family.

  • 3Astronomy
    Forming nouns denoting a meteor in a shower radiating from a specified constellation.

    ‘Geminids’
    1. 3.1Forming nouns denoting a star of a class like one in a specified constellation.
      ‘cepheid’

Origin

From or suggested by Latin -ides (plural -idae, -ida), from Greek.

Pronunciation

-id

/ɪd/