ed

noun
\ ˈed How to pronounce ed (audio) \

Definition of ed

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: education driver's ed adult ed

ed

abbreviation (1)

Definition of ed (Entry 2 of 5)

edited; edition; editor

ED

abbreviation (2)

Definition of ED (Entry 3 of 5)

\ d after a vowel or, b, g, j, l, m, n, ŋ, r, t͟h, v, z or zh; əd, id, after d or t; t after other sounds; exceptions are pronounced at their entries \

Definition of -ed (Entry 4 of 5)

1 used to form the past participle of regular weak verbs endedfadedtriedpatted
2 used to form adjectives of identical meaning from Latin-derived adjectives ending in -ate crenulated
3a : having : characterized by cultured two-legged
b : having the characteristics of bigoted

Definition of -ed (Entry 5 of 5)

used to form the past tense of regular weak verbs judgeddenieddropped

First Known Use of ed

Noun

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ed

Verb suffix or adjective suffix

Middle English, from Old English -ed, -od, -ad; akin to Old High German -t, past participle ending, Latin -tus, Greek -tos, suffix forming verbals

Verb suffix

Middle English -ede, -de, from Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade; akin to Old High German -ta, past ending (1st singular) and probably to Old High German -t, past participle ending

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ed

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal : education

English Language Learners Definition of -ed (Entry 2 of 2)

used to form the past tense and past participle of regular verbs
: having : characterized by
\ d after a vowel or b, g, j, l, m, n, ŋ, r, t͟h, v, z, zh; əd, id after d, t; t after other sounds\

Kids Definition of -ed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 used to form the past participle of verbs fadedtried
2 : having : showing cultured
3 : having the characteristics of dogged

Kids Definition of -ed (Entry 2 of 2)

used to form the past tense of verbs judgeddenieddropped

Medical Definition of ED

1 effective dose
2 emergency department
4 erythema dose

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