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noun \ˈen\

Definition of en

  1. 1 :  the width of a piece of type half the width of an em

  2. 2 :  the letter n



1792

First Known Use of en

1792

Rhymes with en


1

en-

prefix \in also en; sometimes only in is shown when en is infrequent\

Definition of en-

  1. 1 :  put into or onto <enthrone> :  cover with <enshroud> :  go into or onto <enplane> —in verbs formed from nouns

  2. 2 :  cause to be <enslave> —in verbs formed from adjectives or nouns

  3. 3 :  provide with <empower> —in verbs formed from nouns

  4. 4 :  so as to cover <enwrap> :  thoroughly <entangle> —in verbs formed from verbs —in all senses usually em- before b, m, or p



Variants of en-

also

em-

\in also en; sometimes only in is shown when en is infrequent\

Origin and Etymology of en-

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin in-, im-, from in


2

en-

prefix

Definition of en-

  1. :  in :  within <enzootic> —usually em- before b, m, or p <empathy>



Variants of en-

also

em-

Origin and Etymology of en-

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek, from en in — more at in


1

-en

adjective suffix

Simple Definition of -en

  • : made of : consisting of

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -en

  1. :  made of :  consisting of <earthen> <leathern>

Variants of -en

also

-n

Origin and Etymology of -en

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German -īn made of, Latin -īnus of or belonging to, Greek -inos made of, of or belonging to


2

-en

verb suffix

Simple Definition of -en

  • : to become or cause to be

  • : to cause or come to have

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -en

  1. 1 a :  cause to be <sharpen> b :  cause to have <lengthen>

  2. 2 a :  come to be <steepen> b :  come to have <lengthen>

Origin and Etymology of -en

Middle English -nen, from Old English -nian; akin to Old High German -inōn -en


EN- Defined for Kids

en-

prefix

Definition of en- for Students

  1. 1 :  put or go into or onto <encase> <enthrone>

  2. 2 :  cause to be <enrich>

  3. 3 :  provide with <empower> Hint: In all senses en- is usually em- before b, m, or p.



Variants of en-

also

em-


1

-en

adjective suffix \ən, ən\

Definition of -en for Students

  1. :  made of :  consisting of <earthen> <woolen>



Variants of -en

also

-n

\n\

2

-en

verb suffix

Definition of -en for Students

  1. 1 :  become or cause to be <sharpen>

  2. 2 :  cause or come to have <lengthen>




Learn More about en

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of en Britannica English: Translation of en for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about en


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