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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

First Known Use of en

1792


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en-

prefix \in also en; sometimes only in is shown when en is infrequent\
variants: or less commonly

em-

\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

Origin and Etymology of en-

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


2

en-

prefix
variants: or less commonly

em-

Definition of en-

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

Origin and Etymology of en-

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


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-en

adjective suffix
variants: or less commonly

-n

Definition of -en

  1. :  made of :  consisting of earthen leathern

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

Definition of -en

  1. 1a :  cause to be sharpenb :  cause to have lengthen

  2. 2a :  come to be steepenb :  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 English Language Learners

-en

adjective suffix

Definition of -en for English Language Learners

  • : made of : consisting of

-en

verb suffix

Definition of -en for English Language Learners

  • : to become or cause to be

  • : to cause or come to have


EN- Defined for Kids

en-

prefix
variants: also

em-

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.


1

-en

adjective suffix \ən, ən\
variants: also

-n

\n\

Definition of -en for Students

  1. :  made of :  consisting of earthen woolen


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


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