What is uncle?

  • (noun): A source of help and advice and encouragement.
    Example: "He played uncle to lonely students"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on uncle:

Uncle Tom's Uncle
... Uncle Tom's Uncle is a 1926 American short silent comedy film directed by Robert F ... The title is a play on the 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin ...
Michael Stuart - Early Years
... He was musically influenced by his uncle Israel "Timbalero" Stuart ... His uncle "Timbalero" was a professional musician and bandleader ... Stuart would accompany his uncle to many rehearsals where he would sing and play the maracas or congas ...
Uncle Monk
... Uncle Monk is an American bluegrass band ... Uncle Monk has released one album, also named Uncle Monk, which was released in March 2006 ...
Randy Disher - Background
... Randy later claimed to have an uncle Harvey ... Visits a Farm", Randy inherits his supposed uncle's farm after Harvey Disher supposedly commits suicide ... (Ricardo Chavira) murdered his supposed uncle, and he brings Monk in to prove that there has been foul play ...
Hussein 'Abd Al-Majid - Youth
... was sent to the family of his maternal uncle Khairallah Talfah until he was three ... fled the family and returned to live in Baghdad with his uncle Kharaillah Tulfah ... Under the guidance of his uncle he attended a nationalistic high school in Baghdad ...

More definitions of "uncle":

  • (noun): The brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt.

Famous quotes containing the word uncle:

    Aunt Sally she was one of the mixed-upest looking persons I ever see; except one, and that was uncle Silas, when he come in, and they told it all to him. It kind of made him drunk, as you may say, and he didn’t know nothing at all the rest of the day, and preached a prayer meeting sermon that night that give him a rattling ruputation, because the oldest man in the world couldn’t a understood it.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Nor must Uncle Sam’s Web-feet be forgotten. At all the watery margins they have been present. Not only on the deep sea, the broad bay, and the rapid river, but also up the narrow muddy bayou, and wherever the ground was a little damp, they have been, and made their tracks.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    My uncle Toby had scarce a heart to retalliate upon a fly.
    Go,—says he, one day at dinner, to an over-grown one which had buzz’d about his nose ... go poor Devil, get thee gone, why should I hurt thee?—This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)