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  • English Word -ed Definition The termination of the past participle of regular, or weak, verbs; also, of analogous participial adjectives from nouns; as, pigmented; talented.
  • English Word -ee Definition A suffix used, chiefly in law terms, in a passive signification, to indicate the direct or indirect object of an action, or the one to whom an act is done or on whom a right is conferred; as in assignee, donee, alienee, grantee, etc. It is correlative to -or, the agent or doer.
  • English Word -en Definition A suffix from AS. -an, formerly used to form the plural of many nouns, as in ashen, eyen, oxen, all obs. except oxen. In some cases, such as children and brethren, it has been added to older plural forms.
  • English Word -en Definition A suffix corresponding to AS. -en and -on, formerly used to form the plural of verbs, as in housen, escapen.
  • English Word -en Definition A suffix signifying to make, to cause, used to form verbs from nouns and adjectives; as in strengthen, quicken, frighten. This must not be confused with -en corresponding in Old English to the AS. infinitive ending -an.
  • English Word -en Definition An adjectival suffix, meaning made of; as in golden, leaden, wooden.
  • English Word -en Definition The termination of the past participle of many strong verbs; as, in broken, gotten, trodden.
  • English Word -ence Definition A noun suffix signifying action, state, or quality; also, that which relates to the action or state; as in emergence, diffidence, diligence, influence, difference, excellence. See -ance.
  • English Word -ency Definition A noun suffix having much the same meaning as -ence, but more commonly signifying the quality or state; as, emergency, efficiency. See -ancy.
  • English Word -ent Definition An adjective suffix signifying action or being; as, corrodent, excellent, emergent, continent, quiescent. See -ant.
  • English Word -er Definition .
  • English Word -er Definition The termination of many English words, denoting the agent; -- applied either to men or things; as in hater, farmer, heater, grater. At the end of names of places, -er signifies a man of the place; as, Londoner, i. e., London man.
  • English Word -er Definition A suffix used to form the comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs; as, warmer, sooner, lat(e)er, earl(y)ier.
  • English Word -escent Definition A suffix signifying beginning, beginning to be; as, adolescent, effervescent, etc.
  • English Word -esprits Definition of Bel-esprit
  • English Word -esque Definition A suffix of certain words from the French, Italian, and Spanish. It denotes manner or style; like; as, arabesque, after the manner of the Arabs.
  • English Word -ess Definition A suffix used to form feminine nouns; as, actress, deaconess, songstress.
  • English Word -est Definition A suffix used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs; as, smoothest; earl(y)iest.
  • English Word -et Definition A noun suffix with a diminutive force; as in baronet, pocket, facet, floweret, latchet.
  • English Word E Definition E is the third tone of the model diatonic scale. E/ (E flat) is a tone which is intermediate between D and E.
  • English Word E Definition of Notopodium
  • English Word E'en Definition A contraction for even. See Even.
  • English Word E'er Definition A contraction for ever. See Ever.
  • English Word E- Definition A Latin prefix meaning out, out of, from; also, without. See Ex-.
  • English Word E-la Definition Originally, the highest note in the scale of Guido; hence, proverbially, any extravagant saying.
  • English Word Each Definition Every one of the two or more individuals composing a number of objects, considered separately from the rest. It is used either with or without a following noun; as, each of you or each one of you.
  • English Word Each Definition Every; -- sometimes used interchangeably with every.
  • English Word Eachwhere Definition Everywhere.
  • English Word Eadish Definition See Eddish.
  • English Word Eager Definition Sharp; sour; acid.