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ed

noun \ ˈed \

Definition of ed

:education
  • driver's ed
  • adult ed

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First Known Use of ed

1954


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ed

abbreviation

Definition of ed

edited; edition; editor

ED

abbreviation

Definition of ED


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-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

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

Origin and Etymology of -ed

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


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-ed

verb suffix

Definition of -ed

used to form the past tense of regular weak verbs
  • judged
  • denied
  • dropped

Origin and Etymology of -ed

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



ED Defined for English Language Learners

ed

noun

Definition of ed for English Language Learners

  • : education


ED Defined for Kids

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-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 \

Definition of -ed for Students

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

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-ed

verb suffix

Definition of -ed for Students

used to form the past tense of verbs
  • judged
  • denied
  • dropped

Medical Dictionary

ED

abbreviation

medical Definition of ED

1 effective dose
2 emergency department
4 erythema dose

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