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  • English Word Earl marshal Definition An officer of state in England who marshals and orders all great ceremonials, takes cognizance of matters relating to honor, arms, and pedigree, and directs the proclamation of peace and war. The court of chivalry was formerly under his jurisdiction, and he is still the head of the herald's office or college of arms.
  • English Word Earlap Definition The lobe of the ear.
  • English Word Earldom Definition The jurisdiction of an earl; the territorial possessions of an earl.
  • English Word Earldom Definition The status, title, or dignity of an earl.
  • English Word Earldorman Definition Alderman.
  • English Word Earlduck Definition The red-breasted merganser (Merganser serrator).
  • English Word Earles penny Definition Earnest money. Same as Arles penny.
  • English Word Earless Definition Without ears; hence, deaf or unwilling to hear.
  • English Word Earlet Definition An earring.
  • English Word Earliness Definition The state of being early or forward; promptness.
  • English Word Earlock Definition A lock or curl of hair near the ear; a lovelock. See Lovelock.
  • English Word Early Definition Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc.
  • English Word Early Definition In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.
  • English Word Early Definition Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.
  • English Word Earmark Definition A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting.
  • English Word Earmark Definition A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark.
  • English Word Earmark Definition To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.
  • English Word Earmarked Definition of Earmark
  • English Word Earmarking Definition of Earmark
  • English Word Earn Definition See Ern, n.
  • English Word Earn Definition To merit or deserve, as by labor or service; to do that which entitles one to (a reward, whether the reward is received or not).
  • English Word Earn Definition To acquire by labor, service, or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation or wages; as, to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.
  • English Word Earn Definition To grieve.
  • English Word Earn Definition To long; to yearn.
  • English Word Earn Definition To curdle, as milk.
  • English Word Earned Definition of Earn
  • English Word Earnest Definition Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale.
  • English Word Earnest Definition Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness.
  • English Word Earnest Definition Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers.
  • English Word Earnest Definition Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention.