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electrocautery
noun Date: circa 1884 cauterization of tissue by means of an instrument heated by an electric current
electrochemical
adjective see electrochemistry
electrochemically
adverb see electrochemistry
electrochemist
noun see electrochemistry
electrochemistry
noun Date: 1814 a science that deals with the relation of electricity to chemical changes and with the interconversion of chemical and electrical energy • electrochemical ...
electroconvulsive
adjective Date: 1947 of, relating to, or involving convulsive response to electroshock
electroconvulsive therapy
noun Date: 1948 electroshock therapy
electrocorticogram
noun Date: 1939 an electroencephalogram made with the electrodes in direct contact with the brain
electrocute
transitive verb (-cuted; -cuting) Etymology: electr- + -cute (as in execute) Date: 1889 1. to execute (a criminal) by electricity 2. to kill by electric shock • ...
electrocution
noun see electrocute
electrode
noun Date: 1834 1. a conductor used to establish electrical contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit 2. an element in a semiconductor device (as a transistor) that ...
electrodeposit
I. noun Date: 1864 a deposit formed in or at an electrode by electrolysis II. transitive verb Date: 1882 to deposit (as a metal or rubber) by electrolysis • ...
electrodeposition
noun see electrodeposit II
electrodermal
adjective Date: 1940 of or relating to electrical activity in or electrical properties of the skin
electrodesiccation
noun Date: 1919 the drying up of tissue by a high-frequency electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode — called also fulguration
electrodialysis
noun Date: 1921 dialysis accelerated by an electromotive force applied to electrodes adjacent to the membranes • electrodialytic adjective
electrodialytic
adjective see electrodialysis
electrodynamic
adjective see electrodynamics
electrodynamics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1827 a branch of physics that deals with the effects arising from the interactions of electric currents with magnets, with other ...
electroencephalogram
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1934 the tracing of brain waves made by an electroencephalograph
electroencephalograph
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1936 an apparatus for detecting and recording brain waves • electroencephalographer noun • ...
electroencephalographer
noun see electroencephalograph
electroencephalographic
adjective see electroencephalograph
electroencephalographically
adverb see electroencephalograph
electroencephalography
noun see electroencephalograph
electrofishing
noun Date: 1950 fishing that employs a direct electric current to attract and usually temporarily immobilize fish for easy capture
electroform
transitive verb Date: 1931 to form (shaped articles) by electrodeposition on a mold • electroform noun
electrogenesis
noun see electrogenic
electrogenic
adjective Date: circa 1890 of or relating to the production of electrical activity in living tissue • electrogenesis noun
electrogram
noun Date: circa 1935 a tracing of the electrical potentials of a tissue (as the brain or heart) made by means of electrodes placed directly in the tissue instead of on the ...
electrohydraulic
adjective Date: 1922 1. of or relating to a combination of electric and hydraulic mechanisms 2. involving or produced by the action of very brief but powerful pulse ...
electrojet
noun Date: 1955 a concentration of atmospheric electric current found in the regions of strong auroral displays and along the magnetic equator
electrokinetic
adjective Date: 1873 of or relating to the motion of particles or liquids that results from or produces a difference of electric potential
electrokinetics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: circa 1925 a branch of physics dealing with the motion of electric currents or charged particles
electroless
adjective Date: 1947 being or involving deposition of metal by chemical means instead of by electrodeposition
electrologist
noun Etymology: blend of electrolysis and -logist (from -logy + -ist) Date: circa 1902 a person who removes hair, warts, moles, and birthmarks by means of an electric current ...
electrology
noun see electrologist
electroluminescence
noun see electroluminescent
electroluminescent
adjective Date: circa 1909 of or relating to luminescence resulting from a high-frequency discharge through a gas or from application of a current to a layer of phosphor • ...
electrolysis
noun Date: 1834 1. a. the producing of chemical changes by passage of an electric current through an electrolyte b. subjection to this action 2. the destruction of ...
electrolyte
noun Date: 1834 1. a nonmetallic electric conductor in which current is carried by the movement of ions 2. a. a substance that when dissolved in a suitable solvent or ...
electrolytic
adjective Date: 1842 of or relating to electrolysis or an electrolyte ; also produced by or used in electrolysis • electrolytically adverb
electrolytically
adverb see electrolytic
electrolyze
transitive verb (-lyzed; -lyzing) Date: 1834 to subject to electrolysis
electromagnet
noun Date: 1831 a core of magnetic material (as iron) surrounded by a coil of wire through which an electric current is passed to magnetize the core
electromagnetic
adjective Date: 1821 of, relating to, or produced by electromagnetism • electromagnetically adverb
electromagnetic force
noun see electromagnetism
electromagnetic pulse
noun Date: 1963 high-intensity electromagnetic radiation generated by a nuclear blast high above the earth's surface and held to disrupt electronic and electrical systems
electromagnetic radiation
noun Date: 1902 energy in the form of electromagnetic waves; also a series of electromagnetic waves
electromagnetic spectrum
noun Date: circa 1934 the entire range of wavelengths or frequencies of electromagnetic radiation extending from gamma rays to the longest radio waves and including visible ...
electromagnetic unit
noun Date: 1855 any of a system of electrical units based primarily on the magnetic properties of electrical currents
electromagnetic wave
noun Date: 1906 one of the waves that are propagated by simultaneous periodic variations of electric and magnetic field intensity and that include radio waves, infrared, ...
electromagnetically
adverb see electromagnetic
electromagnetism
noun Date: 1828 1. magnetism developed by a current of electricity 2. a. a fundamental physical force that is responsible for interactions between charged particles which ...
electromechanical
adjective Date: 1888 of, relating to, or being a mechanical process or device actuated or controlled electrically; especially being a transducer for converting electrical ...
electromechanically
adverb see electromechanical
electrometallurgy
noun Date: 1840 a branch of metallurgy that deals with the application of electric current either for electrolytic deposition or as a source of heat
electrometer
noun Date: 1749 any of various instruments for detecting or measuring potential differences or ionizing radiations by means of the forces of attraction or repulsion between ...
electromotive force
noun Date: 1827 something that moves or tends to move electricity ; the potential difference derived from an electrical source per unit quantity of electricity passing through ...
electromyogram
noun Date: 1917 a tracing made by an electromyograph
electromyograph
noun Etymology: electr- + my- + -graph Date: 1948 an instrument that converts the electrical activity associated with functioning skeletal muscle into a visual record or into ...
electromyographic
adjective see electromyograph
electromyographically
adverb see electromyograph
electromyography
noun see electromyograph
electron
noun Etymology: electr- + 2-on Date: 1891 an elementary particle consisting of a charge of negative electricity equal to about 1.602 × 10-19 coulomb and having a mass when ...
electron cloud
noun Date: 1926 the system of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom
electron gas
noun Date: circa 1929 a population of free electrons in a vacuum or in a metallic conductor
electron gun
noun Date: 1924 an electron-emitting cathode and its surrounding assembly (as electromagnets in a cathode-ray tube) for directing, controlling, and focusing a beam of electrons
electron micrograph
noun Date: 1934 a micrograph made with an electron microscope • electron micrography noun
electron micrography
noun see electron micrograph
electron microscope
noun Date: 1932 an electron-optical instrument in which a beam of electrons is used to produce an enlarged image of a minute object • electron microscopist noun • ...
electron microscopist
noun see electron microscope
electron microscopy
noun see electron microscope
electron multiplier
noun Date: 1936 a device utilizing secondary emission of electrons for amplifying a current of electrons
electron optics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1916 a branch of physics in which the principles of optics are applied to beams of electrons • electron-optical adjective
electron probe
noun Date: 1962 a microprobe that uses an electron beam to induce X-ray emissions in a sample
electron transport
noun Date: 1951 the sequential transfer of electrons especially by cytochromes in cellular respiration from an oxidizable substrate to molecular oxygen by a series of ...
electron tube
noun Date: 1922 an electronic device in which conduction by electrons takes place through a vacuum or a gaseous medium within a sealed glass or metal container and which has ...
electron volt
noun Date: 1930 a unit of energy equal to the energy gained by an electron in passing from a point of low potential to a point one volt higher in potential ; 1.60 × 10-19 ...
electron-optical
adjective see electron optics
electronegative
adjective Date: 1813 having a tendency to attract electrons • electronegativity noun
electronegativity
noun see electronegative
electronic
adjective Date: 1902 1. of or relating to electrons 2. a. of, relating to, or utilizing devices constructed or working by the methods or principles of electronics b. ...
electronic countermeasure
noun Date: 1962 the disruption of the operation of an enemy's equipment (as by jamming radio or radar signals)
electronic mail
noun Date: 1975 e-mail
electronic publishing
noun Date: 1977 publishing in which information is distributed by means of a computer network or is produced in a format for use with a computer
electronica
noun Etymology: probably from New Electronica, recording label of the British firm Beechwood Music Ltd. Date: 1994 dance music featuring extensive use of synthesizers, ...
electronically
adverb see electronic
electronics
noun plural Date: 1910 1. singular in construction a branch of physics that deals with the emission, behavior, and effects of electrons (as in electron tubes and transistors) ...
electrooculogram
noun Etymology: electr- + Latin oculus eye + English -gram — more at eye Date: 1947 a record of the difference in electrical charge between the front and back of the eye ...
electrooculography
noun (plural -phies) Date: 1951 the preparation and study of electrooculograms
electroosmosis
noun Date: 1906 the movement of a liquid out of or through a porous material or a biological membrane under the influence of an electric field • electroosmotic adjective
electroosmotic
adjective see electroosmosis
electropherogram
noun Etymology: electr- + phero- (from Greek pherein to carry) + -gram Date: 1951 electrophoretogram
electrophile
noun Date: 1906 an electrophilic substance (as an electron-accepting reagent)
electrophilic
adjective Date: 1933 1. of an atom, ion, or molecule having an affinity for electrons ; being an electron acceptor 2. involving an electrophilic species — compare ...
electrophilicity
noun see electrophilic
electrophorese
transitive verb see electrophoresis
electrophoresis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1911 the movement of suspended particles through a medium (as paper or gel) under the action of an electromotive force applied to electrodes ...
electrophoretic
adjective see electrophoresis
electrophoretically
adverb see electrophoresis
electrophoretogram
noun Etymology: electrophoretic + -o- + -gram Date: 1954 a record that consists of the separated components of a mixture (as of proteins) produced by electrophoresis in a ...
electrophorus
noun (plural electrophori) Etymology: New Latin, from electr- + -phorus -phore Date: 1778 a device for producing electric charges consisting of a disk that is negatively ...
electrophotographic
adjective see electrophotography
electrophotography
noun Date: 1894 photography in which images are produced by electrical means (as in xerography) • electrophotographic adjective
electrophysiologic
adjective see electrophysiology
electrophysiological
adjective see electrophysiology
electrophysiologically
adverb see electrophysiology
electrophysiologist
noun see electrophysiology
electrophysiology
noun Date: 1838 1. physiology that is concerned with the electrical aspects of physiological phenomena 2. electrical phenomena associated with a physiological process (as ...
electroplate
transitive verb Date: 1851 to plate with an adherent continuous coating by electrodeposition
electroporation
noun Etymology: electr- + 2pore + -ation Date: 1985 the application of an electric current to a living surface (as the skin or a cell membrane) in order to open pores or ...
electropositive
adjective Date: 1813 having a tendency to release electrons
electroreceptor
noun Date: 1958 a vertebrate organ found especially in fish that contains sensory cells capable of detecting electric fields
electroretinogram
noun Date: 1936 a graphic record of electrical activity of the retina used especially in the diagnosis of retinal conditions
electroretinograph
noun Date: 1962 an instrument for recording electrical activity in the retina • electroretinographic adjective • electroretinography noun
electroretinographic
adjective see electroretinograph
electroretinography
noun see electroretinograph
electroscope
noun Etymology: probably from French électroscope Date: 1810 any of various instruments for detecting the presence of an electric charge on a body, for determining whether ...
electroshock
noun Date: 1941 1. shock III,5 2. electroshock therapy
electroshock therapy
noun Date: 1942 the treatment of mental disorder and especially depression by the application of electric current to the head of a usually anesthetized patient that induces ...
electrostatic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1856 1. of or relating to static electricity or electrostatics 2. of or relating to painting with a spray ...
electrostatic generator
noun Date: circa 1931 Van de Graaff generator
electrostatic precipitator
noun Date: 1949 an electrostatic device in chimney flues that removes particles from escaping gases
electrostatically
adverb see electrostatic
electrostatics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1827 physics that deals with phenomena due to attractions or repulsions of electric charges but not dependent upon their motion
electrosurgery
noun Date: circa 1882 surgery by means of diathermy • electrosurgical adjective
electrosurgical
adjective see electrosurgery
electrotherapy
noun Date: 1881 the therapeutic use of electricity
electrothermal
adjective Date: 1884 relating to or combining electricity and heat; specifically relating to the generation of heat by electricity • electrothermally adverb
electrothermally
adverb see electrothermal
electrotonic
adjective Date: 1832 1. of, induced by, relating to, or constituting electrotonus 2. of, relating to, or being the spread of electrical activity through living tissue or ...
electrotonically
adverb see electrotonic
electrotonus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1878 the altered sensitivity of a nerve when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it
electrotype
noun Date: 1840 1. a duplicate printing surface made by an electroplating process 2. a copy (as of a coin) made by an electroplating process • electrotype transitive ...
electrotyper
noun see electrotype
electroweak
adjective Date: 1978 of, relating to, or being the unification of electromagnetism and the weak force
electrowinning
noun Date: 1924 the recovery especially of metals from solutions by electrolysis
electrum
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin — more at electric Date: 14th century a natural pale yellow alloy of gold and silver
electuary
noun (plural -aries) Etymology: Middle English electuarie, from Anglo-French eletuarie, from Late Latin electuarium, probably from Greek ekleikton, from ekleichein to lick up, ...
eledoisin
noun Etymology: irregular from New Latin Eledone, from Greek eledōnē, a kind of octopus Date: 1963 a small protein C54H85N13O15S from the salivary glands of several ...
eleemosynary
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin eleemosynarius, from Late Latin eleemosyna alms — more at alms Date: circa 1616 of, relating to, or supported by charity
elegance
noun Date: circa 1510 1. a. refined grace or dignified propriety ; urbanity b. tasteful richness of design or ornamentation c. dignified gracefulness or restrained ...
elegancy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 15th century elegance
elegant
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin elegant-, elegans; akin to Latin eligere to select — more at elect Date: 15th century 1. marked by ...
elegantly
adverb see elegant
elegiac
also elegiacal adjective Etymology: Late Latin elegiacus, from Greek elegeiakos, from elegeion Date: 1542 1. a. of, relating to, or consisting of two dactylic hexameter ...
elegiacal
adjective see elegiac
elegiacally
adverb see elegiac
elegit
noun Etymology: Latin, literally, he has chosen, from eligere Date: 1504 a judicial writ of execution by which a defendant's goods and if necessary his or her lands are ...
elegize
verb (-gized; -gizing) Date: 1653 intransitive verb to write an elegy transitive verb to write an elegy on
elegy
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: Latin elegia poem in elegiac couplets, from Greek elegeia, elegeion, from elegos song of mourning Date: 1501 1. a poem in elegiac couplets 2. ...
elem
abbreviation elementary
element
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin elementum Date: 13th century 1. a. any of the four substances air, water, fire, and ...
elemental
adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. of, relating to, or being an element; specifically existing as an uncombined chemical element b. (1) of, relating to, or being ...
elementally
adverb see elemental
elementarily
adverb see elementary
elementariness
noun see elementary
elementary
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. of, relating to, or dealing with the simplest elements or principles of something b. of or relating to an elementary school 2. ...
elementary particle
noun Date: 1934 any of the particles of which matter and energy are composed or which mediate the fundamental forces of nature; especially one whose existence has not been ...
elementary school
noun Date: 1818 a school including usually the first four to the first eight grades and often a kindergarten
elemi
noun Etymology: New Latin elimi, probably from Arabic al lāmi the elemi Date: 1543 any of various fragrant oleoresins obtained from tropical trees (family Burseraceae) and ...
elenchus
noun (plural elenchi) Etymology: Latin, from Greek elenchos Date: 1663 refutation; especially one in syllogistic form
elephant
noun (plural elephants; also elephant) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French olifant, elefant, from L. elephantus, from ...
elephant bird
noun Date: circa 1889 any of a group (genus Aepyornis or order Aepyornithiformes) of gigantic flightless ratite birds known only from remains found in Madagascar
elephant garlic
noun Date: circa 1923 an Old World herb (Allium ampeloprasum) of the lily family that is related to the leek and has a bulb that resembles that of garlic but is much larger; ...
elephant grass
noun Date: 1832 1. an Old World cattail (Typha elephantina) used especially in making baskets 2. napier grass
elephant seal
noun Date: 1839 either of two very large seals (genus Mirounga of the family Phocidae) characterized by a long inflatable proboscis: a. one (M. angustirostris) found in ...
elephant's ear
noun Date: 1866 any of several large-leaved plants of the arum family: as a. taro b. any of a genus (Alocasia) of tropical Asian perennial herbs cultivated as ...
Elephanta
or Gharapuri geographical name island W India in Bombay harbor
elephantiasis
noun (plural elephantiases) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, a kind of leprosy, from Greek, from elephant-, elephas Date: 1562 1. enlargement and thickening of tissues; ...
elephantine
adjective Date: 1610 1. a. having enormous size or strength ; massive b. clumsy, ponderous 2. of or relating to an elephant
Elephantine
geographical name island S Egypt in the Nile opposite Aswân population 1814
Eleusinian
adjective Date: 1591 of or relating to ancient Eleusis or to the religious mysteries celebrated there in worship of Demeter and Persephone
Eleusis
geographical name ancient city W Attica NW of Athens; ruins at modern town of Elevsís in E Greece • Eleusinian adjective or noun
Eleuthera
geographical name island Bahamas E of New Providence Island area 164 square miles (426 square kilometers)
elev
abbreviation elevation
elevate
I. adjective Date: 14th century archaic elevated II. verb (-vated; -vating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare, from e- + levare to ...
elevated
I. adjective Date: 1553 1. a. raised especially above the ground or other surface b. increased especially abnormally (as in degree or amount) 2. a. being ...
elevation
noun Date: 14th century 1. the height to which something is elevated: as a. the angular distance of something (as a celestial object) above the horizon b. the degree to ...
elevator
noun Date: 1646 1. one that raises or lifts something up: as a. an endless belt or chain conveyor with cleats, scoops, or buckets for raising material b. a cage or ...
elevator music
noun Date: 1978 instrumental arrangements of popular songs often piped in (as to an elevator or retail store)
eleven
noun Etymology: Middle English enleven, from enleven, adjective, from Old English endleofan, from end- (alteration of ān one) + -leofan; akin to Old English lēon to lend — ...
eleven-plus
noun Date: 1955 British an examination taken by schoolchildren between the ages of 11 and 12 that determines the type of secondary education to which they are assigned
elevenses
noun plural but sometimes singular in construction Etymology: double plural of eleven (o'clock) Date: circa 1819 British light refreshment (as a snack) taken in the middle ...
eleventh
adjective or noun see eleven
eleventh hour
noun Date: 1826 the latest possible time
elevon
noun Etymology: elevator + aileron Date: 1944 an airplane control surface that combines the functions of elevator and aileron
elf
noun (plural elves) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ælf; akin to Old Norse alfr elf & perhaps to Latin albus white — more at alb Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
ELF
abbreviation extremely low frequency
elf owl
noun Date: 1887 a very small insectivorous owl (Micrathene whitneyi) of the southwestern United States and Mexico that roosts and nests in the cavities of trees and saguaro ...
elfin
adjective Etymology: irregular from elf Date: 1590 1. a. of, relating to, or produced by an elf b. resembling an elf especially in its tiny size 2. having an ...
elfish
adjective see elf
elfishly
adverb see elf
elflock
noun Date: 1592 hair matted as if by elves — usually used in plural
Elgar
biographical name Sir Edward 1857-1934 English composer
Elgin
geographical name 1. city NE Illinois population 94,487 2. (or Elginshire) — see Moray 2 3. royal burgh NE Scotland NE of Inverness population 18,905
Elginshire
I. geographical name see Elgin 2 II. geographical name see Moray 2
Elgon, Mount
geographical name extinct volcano 14,178 feet (4321 meters) E Africa on boundary between Uganda & Kenya NE of Lake Victoria
elhi
adjective Etymology: elementary (school) + high (school) Date: circa 1948 of, relating to, or designed for use in grades 1 to 12
Eli
noun Etymology: Hebrew ‘Ēlī Date: 14th century a judge and priest of Israel who according to the account in I Samuel was entrusted with the care of the boy Samuel
Elias
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek Ēlias, from Hebrew Ēlīyāh Date: before 12th century Elijah
elicit
transitive verb Etymology: Latin elicitus, past participle of elicere, from e- + lacere to allure Date: 1605 1. to draw forth or bring out (something latent or potential) ...
elicitation
noun see elicit
elicitor
noun see elicit
elide
transitive verb (elided; eliding) Etymology: Latin elidere to strike out, from e- + laedere to injure by striking Date: 1796 1. a. to suppress or alter (as a vowel or ...
eligibility
noun see eligible
eligible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin eligibilis, from Latin eligere to choose — more at elect Date: 15th century 1. a. qualified to participate or be ...
eligibly
adverb see eligible
Elijah
noun Etymology: Hebrew Ēlīyāh Date: 1587 a Hebrew prophet of the ninth century B.C. who according to the account in I Kings championed the worship of Jehovah as against ...
Elikón
geographical name — see helicon
eliminate
verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare, from e- + limin-, limen threshold Date: 1568 transitive verb 1. a. to put an end to ...
elimination
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1627 the act, process, or an instance of eliminating or discharging: as a. the act of discharging or excreting waste products from the ...
eliminative
adjective see eliminate
eliminator
noun see eliminate
Elion
biographical name Gertrude Belle 1918-1999 American biochemist
Eliot
I. biographical name Charles William 1834-1926 American educator; president Harvard U. (1869-1909) II. biographical name George 1819-1880 pseudonym of Mary Ann (or Marian) ...
Eliotian
adjective see Eliot V
Eliotic
adjective see Eliot V
Elis
or Modern Greek Ilía geographical name region S Greece in NW Peloponnese S of Achaea bordering on Ionian Sea
ELISA
noun Date: 1971 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
Elisabethville
geographical name — see Lubumbashi
Elisavetgrad
geographical name — see Kirovograd
Elisavetpol
geographical name — see Ganca
Elisha
noun Etymology: Hebrew Ĕlīshā‘ Date: 14th century a Hebrew prophet and disciple and successor of Elijah
elision
noun Etymology: Late Latin elision-, elisio, from Latin elidere Date: 1581 1. a. the use of a speech form that lacks a final or initial sound which a variant speech form ...
Elista
geographical name town S Russia in Europe capital of Kalmykia population 95,200
elite
noun Etymology: French élite, from Old French eslite, from feminine of eslit, past participle of eslire to choose, from Latin eligere Date: 1823 1. a. singular or plural ...
élite
chiefly British variant of elite
élitism
chiefly British variant of elitism
elitism
noun Date: 1947 1. leadership or rule by an elite 2. the selectivity of the elite; especially snobbery 3. consciousness of being or belonging to an elite • elitist ...
elitist
noun or adjective see elitism
elixir
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic al-iksīr the elixir, from al the + iksīr elixir, probably from Greek xērion desiccative powder, from xēros ...
Elizabeth
I. biographical name name of 2 English {British} queens: I 1533-1603 daughter of Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn (reigned 1558-1603); II 1926- Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; daughter of ...
Elizabeth Islands
geographical name islands SE Massachusetts extending SW from SW point of Cape Cod
Elizabeth Petrovna
biographical name 1709-1762 empress of Russia (1741-62)
Elizabeth Stuart
biographical name see Elizabeth II
Elizabethan
adjective Date: 1807 of, relating to, or characteristic of Elizabeth I of England or her reign • Elizabethan noun
Elizabethtown
geographical name city Kentucky SSW of Louisville population 22,542
elk
noun (plural elks) Etymology: Middle English, probably from Old English eolh; akin to Old High German elaho elk, Greek elaphos deer Date: before 12th century 1. plural usually ...
Elk Grove Village
geographical name village NE Illinois NW of Chicago population 34,727
Elk Island National Park
geographical name reservation Canada in E central Alberta
Elkhart
geographical name city N Indiana E of South Bend population 51,874
elkhorn coral
noun Date: 1928 a reef-building branching coral (Acropora palmata) of shallow waters of southern Florida and the West Indies
elkhound
noun Date: 1889 Norwegian elkhound
ell
I. noun Etymology: Middle English eln, from Old English; akin to Old High German elina ell, Latin ulna forearm, Greek ōlenē elbow, Sanskrit aratni Date: before 12th century ...
ellagic acid
noun Etymology: French ellagique, from ellag, anagram of galle gall Date: 1810 a crystalline phenolic compound C14H6O8 with two lactone groupings that is obtained especially ...
Ellás
geographical name — see Greece
Ellenborough
biographical name 1st Baron — see law
Ellesmere Island
geographical name island Canada in Nunavut W of NW Greenland — see Columbia (Cape)
Ellice Islands
geographical name — see Tuvalu
Ellington
biographical name Edward Kennedy 1899-1974 Duke Ellington American bandleader & composer
Elliott
biographical name Maxine 1868-1940 originally Jessie Dermot American actress
ellipse
noun Etymology: Greek elleipsis Date: circa 1753 1. a. oval b. a closed plane curve generated by a point moving in such a way that the sums of its distances from two ...
ellipsis
noun (plural ellipses) Etymology: Latin, from Greek elleipsis ellipsis, ellipse, from elleipein to leave out, fall short, from en in + leipein to leave — more at in, loan ...
ellipsoid
noun Date: 1721 a surface all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles • ellipsoidal also ellipsoid adjective
ellipsoidal
adjective see ellipsoid
elliptic
adjective see elliptical
elliptical
or elliptic adjective Etymology: Greek elleiptikos defective, marked by ellipsis, from elleipein Date: 1656 1. of, relating to, or shaped like an ellipse 2. a. of, ...
elliptical galaxy
noun Date: 1948 a galaxy that has a generally elliptical shape and that has no apparent internal structure or spiral arms — called also elliptical — compare spiral galaxy
elliptically
adverb see elliptical
ellipticity
noun Date: 1753 deviation of an ellipse or a spheroid from the form of a circle or a sphere
Ellis
I. biographical name Alexander John 1814-1890 originally surname Sharpe English philologist II. biographical name (Henry) Havelock 1859-1939 English psychologist & writer
Ellis Island
geographical name island SE New York in Upper New York Bay; served as immigration station 1892-1954
Ellison
biographical name Ralph Waldo 1914-1994 American writer

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