ed

noun
\ ˈed How to pronounce ed (audio) \

Definition of ed

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: education driver's ed adult ed

Definition of ed (Entry 2 of 5)

edited; edition; editor

Definition of ED (Entry 3 of 5)

-ed

verb suffix or adjective suffix
\ 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 verbsendedfadedtriedpatted
2 used to form adjectives of identical meaning from Latin-derived adjectives ending in -atecrenulated
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 verbsjudgeddenieddropped

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ed. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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ed

noun
How to pronounce -ed (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal : education

-ed

verb suffix or adjective suffix

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

-ed

verb suffix or adjective suffix
\ 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 verbsfadedtried
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 verbsjudgeddenieddropped

Medical Definition of ED

1 effective dose
2 emergency department
4 erythema dose

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