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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 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 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

Full Definition of -en

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

Variants of -en

also -n

Origin 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

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 of -en

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


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