IE

abbreviation

Definition of IE

  1. industrial engineer


-ie

noun suffix
variants: or less commonly

-y

Definition of -ie

  1. 1 :  little one :  dear little one birdie sonny

  2. 2a :  one belonging to :  one having to do with townieb :  one who is preemie

  3. 3 :  one of (such) a kind or quality cutie toughie

Origin and Etymology of -ie

Middle English


IE Defined for English Language Learners

-ie

noun suffix

Definition of -ie for English Language Learners

  • : little one : dear little one

  • : someone or something that is

  • : someone belonging to : someone having to do with


Learn More about ie


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up IE? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an exhausted condition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!