e

noun, often capitalized, often attributive
\ˈē \
plural e's or es\ˈēz \

Definition of

(Entry 1 of 5)

1a : the 5th letter of the English alphabet

b : a graphic representation of this letter

c : a speech counterpart of orthographic e

2 : the third tone of a C-major scale

3 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter e

4 : one designated e especially as the fifth in order or class

5a : a grade rating a student's work as poor and usually constituting a conditional pass

b : a grade rating a student's work as failing

c : one graded or rated with an E

6 : a transcendental number having a value to eight decimal places of 2.71828183 that is the base of natural logarithms

7 : something shaped like the letter E

8 capitalized : ecstasy sense 4

e

abbreviation (1)

Definition of (Entry 2 of 5)

1 earth

2 east; eastern

3 edge

4 eldest

5 ell

6 empty

7 end

8 energy

9 erg

10 excellent

E

abbreviation (2)

Definition of (Entry 3 of 5)

1 electromotive force

2 energy

3 English

4 error

5 exponent

e-

prefix

Definition of e- (Entry 4 of 5)

1 : missing : absent edentulous

2 : away eluviation

Definition of e- (Entry 5 of 5)

: electronic e-commerce

Examples of e in a Sentence

Noun

a word that begins with an e a word that begins with e a song in the key of E
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First Known Use of e

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for e

Prefix

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, out, forth, away, from Latin, from ex-

Combining form

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Dzungarian Gate

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e

noun

English Language Learners Definition of e

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the fifth letter of the English alphabet

: the musical note or key referred to by the letter E : the third tone of a C-major scale

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

: electronic : Internet : online

e

noun, often capitalized
\ˈē \
plural e's or es\ˈēz \

Kids Definition of e

1 : the fifth letter of the English alphabet

2 : a grade that shows a student's work is failing

3 : a musical note referred to by the letter E

Kids Definition of E

1 east

2 eastern

3 excellent

Medical Definition of

1 emmetropia

2 enema

3 enzyme

4 experimenter

5 eye

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