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—dynamometric /duy'neuh moh me"trik/, dynamometrical, adj. /duy'neuh mom"i tree/, n. the act, method, or process of using a dynamometer. [1890-95; DYNAMO- + -METRY] * * *
/duy"neuh moh'teuhr/, n. an electric machine for transforming direct current into alternating current or for altering the voltage of direct current, having two armature windings ...
/duy"nast, -neuhst/; Brit. also /din"ast/, n. a ruler or potentate, esp. a hereditary ruler. [1625-35; < L dynastes < Gk dynástes, equiv. to dýnas(thai) to rule + -tes agent ...
See dynasty. * * *
See dynastic. * * *
/duy nas"tid/, n. See rhinoceros beetle. [ < NL Dynastidae the family which includes such beetles, equiv. to Dynast(es) a genus (see DYNAST) + -idae -ID2] * * *
—dynastic /duy nas"tik/; Brit. also /di nas"tik/, dynastical, adj. —dynastically, adv. /duy"neuh stee/; Brit. also /din"euh stee/, n., pl. dynasties. 1. a sequence of rulers ...
/duy"neuh tron'/, n. Electronics. a tetrode, once frequently used as an oscillator in radio, in which an increase in the plate voltage results in a decrease in the plate current ...
/duyn/, n. Physics. the standard centimeter-gram-second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second on a mass of one ...
/duy nel"/, Trademark. 1. a brand of modacrylic fiber used in textiles, characterized chiefly by its strength, rapid drying rate, and noncombustibility. 2. yarn or fabric made of ...
/duy"noh/, n., pl. dynos. Informal. dynamometer (def. 2). [by shortening; see -O] * * *
/duy"nohd/, n. Electronics. an electrode for the emission of secondary electrons in a vacuum tube. [1935-40; DYN(A)- + -ODE2] * * *
dynorphin [dī nôr′fin] n. 〚
—Dyophysitic /duy of'euh sit"ik/, Dyophysitical, adj. /duy of"euh suyt'/, n. Theol. a person who maintains that Christ has two natures, one divine and the other human. Cf. ...
/duy"euh stuyl'/, adj. distyle. * * *
—Dyothelitism, n. /duy oth"euh luyt'/, n. Theol. a person who maintains that Christ has two wills, one divine and the other human. Cf. Monothelite. [1840-50; < Gk dýo TWO + ...
Dyott, Thomas W.
▪ American glassmaker born 1771, England died Jan. 17, 1861, Philadelphia       British-born American patent-medicine king, glassmaker (glass), temperance advocate, and ...
a combining form meaning "ill," "bad," used in the formation of compound words: dysfunction. [ < Gk; c. ON tor-, G zer-, Skt dus-] * * *
/dis'euh kooh"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Pathol. a condition in which noise produces pain in the ear. Also, dysacousma /dis'euh koohz"meuh/, dysacusia /dis'euh kyooh"zheuh, ...
/dis ad'euhp tay"sheuhn/, n. Ophthalm. faulty adaptation of the iris and retina to light. Also, dysaptation /dis'euhp tay"sheuhn/. [DYS- + ADAPTATION] * * *
/dis an'euhg noh"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Pathol. an inability to comprehend certain words. [DYS- + Gk anagnosía ability to read (ana- ANA- + gnosía knowledge; see ...
/dis ay"fee euh, -af"ee euh/, n. Pathol. a disorder of the sense of touch. Also, dysaphea. [DYS- + Gk haph(é) touch + -IA] * * *
—dysarthric, adj. /dis ahr"three euh/, n. Pathol. any of certain disorders of articulation, as stammering or stuttering, caused by a nerve defect. [1875-80; < NL, equiv. to ...
/dis aw'teuh noh"mee euh/, n. Pathol. a rare inherited disorder of the autonomic nervous system, occurring mostly in Ashkenazic Jews, characterized by lack of reflexes, abnormal ...
/dis"bah riz'euhm/, n. Med. the condition resulting from a difference between the atmospheric pressure and the pressure of gases within the body. [DYS- + BAR(O)- + -ISM] * * *
/dis'kal kyooh"lee euh/, n. acalculia. [1950-55; DYS- + CALCUL(ATE) + -IA] * * *
/dis kron'euh jen"ik/, adj. of or pertaining to an action causing the disruption of biorhythms. [DYS- + CHRONO- + -GENIC] * * *
—dyscrasial, dyscrasic /dis kraz"ik, -kras"-/, dyscratic, adj. /dis kray"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Pathol. a malfunction or abnormal condition, esp. an imbalance of the ...
See dysentery. * * *
—dysenteric, adj. /dis"euhn ter'ee/, n. 1. Pathol. an infectious disease marked by inflammation and ulceration of the lower part of the bowels, with diarrhea that becomes ...
/di serr"jeuh, -jee euh/, n. Pathol. lack of muscular coordination due to defective nerve conduction. [ < NL < Gk dysergía difficulty in working, equiv. to dys- DYS- + -ergia; ...
—dysesthetic /dis'is thet"ik/, dysaesthetic, adj. /dis'euhs thee"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Pathol. 1. any impairment of the senses, esp. of the sense of touch. 2. a ...
/dis flooh"euhn see/, n., pl. dysfluencies. disfluency. [by confusion of DYS- with DIS-1] * * *
—dysfunctional, adj. /dis fungk"sheuhn/, n. 1. Med. malfunctioning, as of an organ or structure of the body. 2. any malfunctioning part or element: the dysfunctions of the ...
dysfunctional [dis fuŋk′shə nəl] adj. 1. unable to function normally, properly, etc. 2. of or characterized by abnormal or impaired psychosocial functioning [a dysfunctional ...
/dis jen"euh sis/, n. Pathol. defective development of an organ, as of the gonads in Klinefelter's syndrome. [1880-85; DYS- + -GENESIS] * * *
/dis jen"ik/, adj. Pathol. pertaining to or causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced. Cf. eugenic. [1910-15; DYS- + -GENIC] * * *
/dis jen"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Biol. the study of the operation of factors that cause degeneration in offspring. [1915-20; see DYSGENIC, -ICS] * * *
/dis gyooh"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Pathol. an impairment of the sense of taste. [DYS- + Gk geûs(is) taste + -IA] * * *
/dis noh"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Psychiatry. any intellectual impairment. [ < Gk dysgnosía. See DYS-, -GNOSIS, -IA] * * *
/dis gon"ik/, adj. Bacteriol. growing poorly on artificial media, as certain bacteria (opposed to eugonic). [DYS- + Gk gón(os) offspring + -IC] * * *
/dis graf"ee euh/, n. Psychiatry. inability to write, caused by cerebral lesion. [1930-35; DYS- + -GRAPH + -IA] * * *
See dysgraphia. * * *
—dyskinetic /dis'ki net"ik, -kuy-/, adj. /dis'ki nee"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh, -kuy-/, n. Pathol. difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements. Cf. ...
/dis lay"lee euh, -lal"ee euh/, n. Pathol. an inability to speak due to a defect of the organs of speech. [1850-55; < NL; see DYS-, -LALIA] * * *
dys·lec·tic (dĭs-lĕkʹtĭk) n. & adj. Variant of dyslexic. * * *
/dis lek"see euh/, n. Pathol. any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual ...
/dis lek"sik/, n. 1. a person subject to or having dyslexia. adj. 2. of or pertaining to dyslexia. [1960-65; DYSLEX(IA) + -IC] * * *
/dis loh"jeuh, -jee euh/, n. Pathol. inability to express ideas because of faulty reasoning or speech, due to a mental disorder. [1880-85; < NL < Gk dys- DYS- + lóg(os) speech + ...
—dyslogistically, adv. /dis'leuh jis"tik/, adj. conveying disapproval or censure; not complimentary or eulogistic. [1795-1805; DYS- + (EU)LOGISTIC] * * *
See dyslogistic. * * *
/dis mee"lee euh/, n. Pathol. a congenital abnormality characterized by missing, shortened, or excessive development of extremities. [1970-75; DYS- + -MELIA] * * *
—dysmenorrheal, adj. /dis'men euh ree"euh/, n. Med. painful menstruation. Also, dysmenorrhoea. [1800-10; < NL; see DYS-, MENORRHEA] * * * Pain or cramps before or during ...
See dysmenorrhea. * * *
See dysmenorrheal. * * *
/dis me"tree euh/, n. Pathol. the inability to conform muscular action to desired movements because of faulty judgment of distance. [1910-15; < NL < Gk dys- DYS- + métr(on) a ...
/dis nee"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Psychiatry. an impairment of memory. [DYS- + Gk mnês(is) a remembering + -IA] * * *
Dyson, Freeman
▪ 2001       While advances in genetic research made commercial trafficking in genetic material a distinct possibility, one prominent voice led the call for caution. ...
Dyson, Sir Frank
▪ British astronomer born January 8, 1868, Measham, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England died May 25, 1939, at sea, en route from Australia to ...
/dis oz"mee euh/, n. Pathol. an impairment of the sense of smell. [DYS- + Gk osm(é) smell + -IA] * * *
/dis'peuh rooh"nee euh/, n. Med. painful coitus. [1870-75; DYS- + Gk páreun(os) bedfellow + -IA] * * * ▪ pathology       painful or difficult sexual (sexual ...
—dyspathetic, adj. /dis"peuh thee/, n. antipathy. [1930-35; DYS- + (SYM)PATHY] * * *
/dis pep"sheuh, -see euh/, n. deranged or impaired digestion; indigestion (opposed to eupepsia). Also, dyspepsy /dis pep"see/. [1650-60; < L < Gk dyspepsía, equiv. to dys- DYS- ...
—dyspeptically, adv. /dis pep"tik/, adj. Also, dyspeptical. 1. pertaining to, subject to, or suffering from dyspepsia. 2. gloomy, pessimistic, and irritable. n. 3. a person ...
See dyspeptic. * * *
—dysphagic /dis faj"ik, -fay"jik/, adj. /dis fay"jeuh, -jee euh/, n. Pathol. difficulty in swallowing. [1775-85; < NL < Gk dys- DYS- + phag(eîn) to eat, devour + -ia -IA] * * ...
See dysphagia. * * *
—dysphasic /dis fay"zik, -sik/, adj. /dis fay"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Pathol. inability to speak or understand words because of a brain lesion. [1875-80; DYS- + ...
See dysphasia. * * *
/dis fee"mee euh/, n. Psychol. any impairment in the ability to speak. [1890-95; < NL < Gk dys- DYS- + phém(e) utterance + -ia -IA] * * *
—dysphemistic, adj. /dis"feuh miz'euhm/, n. 1. the substitution of a harsh, disparaging, or unpleasant expression for a more neutral one. 2. an expression so ...
—dysphonic /dis fon"ik/, adj. /dis foh"nee euh/, n. any disturbance of normal vocal function. [1700-10; < NL < Gk dysphonía roughness of sound, equiv. to dys- DYS- + phon(é) ...
See dysphonia. * * *
—dysphoric /dis fawr"ik, -for"-/, adj. /dis fawr"ee euh, -fohr"-/, n. Pathol. a state of dissatisfaction, anxiety, restlessness, or fidgeting. [1835-45; < NL < Gk dysphoría ...
See dysphoria. * * *
—dysplastic /dis plas"tik/, adj. /dis play"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Pathol. abnormal growth or development of cells, tissue, bone, or an organ. [1930-35; DYS- + ...
See dysplasia. * * *
—dyspneal, dyspneic, adj. /disp nee"euh/, n. Pathol. difficult or labored breathing. [1675-85; DYS- + -PNEA] * * *
See dyspnea. * * *
/dis prak"see euh/, n. Pathol. inability to perform coordinated movements. [ < Gk: ill success, equiv. to dys- DYS- + prâx(is) action + -ia -IA] * * *
/dis proh"see euhm, -shee-/, n. Chem. a rare-earth metallic element, highly reactive and paramagnetic, found in small amounts in various rare-earth minerals, as euxenite and ...
/dis ridh"mee euh/, n. a disturbance of rhythm, as of speech or of brain waves recorded by an electroencephalograph. [1905-10; < NL < Gk dys- DYS- + rhythm(ós) RHYTHM + -ia ...
See dysteleology. * * *
See dysteleological. * * *
—dysteleological /dis'tel ee euh loj"i keuhl, -tee lee-/, adj. —dysteleologist, n. /dis'tel ee ol"euh jee, -tee lee-/, n. 1. Philos. a doctrine denying the existence of a ...
—dysthymic, adj. /dis thuy"mee euh/, n. depression; despondency or a tendency to be despondent. [1840-50; < NL < Gk dysthymía; see DYS-, -THYMIA] * * *
See dysthymia. * * *
—dystonic /dis ton"ik/, adj. /dis toh"nee euh/, n. Pathol. abnormal tone of any tissue. [DYS- + -TONIA] * * * ▪ pathology       movement disorder characterized by the ...
See dystonia. * * *
—dystopian, adj. —dystopianism, n. /dis toh"pee euh/, n. a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. Cf. utopia. [1865-70; ...
dys·to·pi·an (dĭs-tōʹpē-ən) adj. 1. Of or relating to a dystopia. 2. Dire; grim: “AIDS is one of the dystopian harbingers of the global village” (Susan Sontag). * * *
dys·tro·phi·a (dĭ-strōʹfē-ə) n. Variant of dystrophy. * * *
/di strof"ik, -stroh"fik/, adj. 1. Med. pertaining to or caused by dystrophy. 2. Ecol. (of a lake) having too low an accumulation of dissolved nutrients to support abundant plant ...
/dis'treuh fi kay"sheuhn/, n. Ecol. the process by which a body of water becomes dystrophic. [1965-70; DYSTROPHIC + -ATION] * * *
/dis"treuh fee/, n. 1. Med. faulty or inadequate nutrition or development. 2. Pathol. any of a number of disorders characterized by weakening, degeneration, or abnormal ...
—dysuric, adj. /dis'yoo ree"euh, dis yoor"ee euh/, n. Pathol. difficult or painful urination. [1350-1400; < NL < Gk dysouría. See DYS- UR-1, -IA; r. earlier dysury, ME ...
See dysuria. * * *
▪ people also spelled  Diula,  Dioula , or  Jula        people of western Africa who speak a Mande language (Mande languages) of the Niger-Congo language family. ...
/dyoo shahm"beuh/, n. a former name of Dushanbe. * * *
See drop zone. * * *
dozen; dozens. * * *
/deuhr zhinsk"/; Russ. /dzirdd zhinsk"/, n. a city in the central Russian Federation in Europe, W of Nizhni Novgorod. 257,000. * * * ▪ Russia also spelled  Dzeržinsk, ...
Dzerzhinsky, Feliks (Edmundovich)
born Sept. 11, 1877, Dzerzhinovo, near Minsk, Russian Empire died July 20, 1926, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian Bolshevik leader, head of the first Soviet secret-police ...
Dzerzhinsky, Feliks Edmundovich
▪ Russian revolutionary Polish  Feliks Dzierżyński  born Sept. 11 [Aug. 30, Old Style], 1877, Dzerzhinovo, near Minsk, Russian Empire [now in Belarus] died July 20, 1926, ...
/jahm boohl"/; Russ. /jum boohl"/, n. a city in S Kazakhstan, NE of Chimkent. 264,000. Formerly, Aulie Ata. * * *
/jooh'geuhsh vee"lee/; Russ. /jooh gu shvyee"lyi/, n. Iosif Vissarionovich Russ. /yaw"syif vyi seuh rddyi aw"neuh vyich/. See Stalin, Joseph. Also, Dzugashvili. * * *
▪ Slavic religion       in Slavic religion, all the dead ancestors of a family, the rites that are performed in their memory, and the day on which those rites are ...
/dzee beel'chahl toohn"/, n. a large, ancient Mayan ceremonial and commercial center near Mérida, Mexico, founded perhaps as early as 3000 B.C. and in continuous use until the ...
▪ Poland German  Reichenbach        city, Dolnośląskie województwo (province), southwestern Poland, on the Piława River in Lower Silesia. The community was ...
/jig"i tuy'/, n. chigetai. * * *
▪ people also spelled  Jungar, Jüüngar, Dzhungar, or Dsongar,         people of Central Asia, so called because they formed the left wing (dson, “left”; gar, ...
/dzoong gair"ee euh, zoong-/, n. a region in N Sinkiang, China: a Mongol kingdom during the 11th to 14th centuries. * * *
Długosz, Jan
▪ Polish historian Latin  Johannes Longinus   born 1415, Brzeźnica, Pol. died May 19, 1480, Kraków       Polish diplomat and historian whose monumental history of ...
D’Oyly Carte
(1844–1901) the man who brought W S Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan together to write their very successful series of operas, called the Savoy Operas because they were ...
D’ye Ken John Peel?
a popular British song written in about 1829 by John Graves, a friend of a farmer called John Peel who for fifty years had a pack of hunting dogs in Cumberland. It is sung to an ...
1. east. 2. eastern. 3. English. 4. excellent. 5. Expressway. Symbol. 1. the fifth in order or in a series. 2. (sometimes l.c.) (in some grading systems) a grade or mark, as in ...
1. electron. 2. Physics. elementary charge. Symbol. 1. Math. a transcendental constant equal to 2.7182818 ... , used as the base of natural logarithms; the limit of the ...
E & OE
E & OE abbrev. errors and omissions excepted * * *
E B White
➡ White (I) * * *
E E Cummings
➡ Cummings * * *
E galaxy.
See elliptical galaxy. * * *
E H Gombrich
➡ Gombrich * * *
E H Shepard
➡ Shepard (II) * * *
E L Doctorow
➡ Doctorow * * *
E layer
the radio-reflective ionospheric layer of maximum electron density, normally found at an altitude between 60 and 75 mi. (100 and 120 km). Also called Heaviside layer, ...
E M Forster
➡ Forster * * *
E Nesbit
➡ Nesbit * * *
e pluribus unum
/e plooh"rddi boos' ooh"noom/; Eng. /ee" ploor"euh beuhs yooh"neuhm/, Latin. out of many, one (motto of the U.S.). * * *
E region
the region of the ionosphere in which the E layer forms. [1935-40] * * * ▪ atmospheric science also called  Kennelly-heaviside Layer,         ionospheric region that ...
/een/, adv. Chiefly Literary. even2. * * *
/air/, adv. Chiefly Literary. ever. * * *
E, e
/ee/, n., pl. E's or Es, e's or es. 1. the fifth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel. 2. any spoken sound represented by the letter E or e, as in met, meet, mere, etc. 3. ...
var. of ex-1, occurring in words of Latin origin before consonants other than c, f, p, q, s, and t: emit. (used in combination) 1. electronic: e-mail, E-text. 2. on-line: ...
/ee"book'/, n. 1. a portable electronic device used to download and read books or magazines that are in digital form. 2. a book in digital form. Also, eBook, ebook. [1980-85; E- ...
e-cash (ēʹkăsh') n. Money available as an electronic account, used in Internet commerce. * * *
e-commerce [ē′käm′ərs] n. [often E-] the buying and selling of goods and services over the Internet * * * e-com·merce (ēʹkŏm'ərs) n. Commerce that is transacted ...
/ee"mayl'/, n. 1. a system for sending messages from one individual to another via telecommunications links between computers or terminals. 2. a message sent by e-mail: Send me ...
/ee"nooh tree'noh, ee"nyooh-/, n., pl. e-neutrinos. Physics. electron-neutrino. * * *
E-prime (ēʹprīmʹ) n. A style of speaking or writing English that avoids all forms of the verb be. * * *
E-proposition [ē′ präp΄ə zish′ən] n. Logic a universal negative proposition * * *
e-tailer [ē′tā΄lər] n. 〚 E- + (re)tailer: see RETAIL〛 a retail business that sells goods online over the Internet from a website * * * e-tail·er ...
—e-tailer, n. /ee"tay'ling/, n. the selling of goods and services on the Internet or through e-mail solicitation. [1995-2000; E- + (RE)TAILING] * * *
n a make of sports car produced in Britain by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975. People who drove an E-type were considered to be very modern and successful. * * *
e-zine (ēʹzēn') n. A magazine that is published electronically, especially on the Internet. * * *
1. Earl. 2. Earth. 3. east. 4. Easter. 5. eastern. 6. engineer. 7. engineering. 8. English. * * *
1. eldest. 2. Football. end. 3. engineer. 4. engineering. 5. entrance. 6. Baseball. error; errors. * * *
E. coli
/ee" koh"luy/. See Escherichia coli. * * * in full Escherichia coli Species of bacterium that inhabits the stomach and intestines. E. coli can be transmitted by water, milk, ...
E. Ind.
East Indian. * * *
Engineer in Aeronautics and Astronautics. * * *
1. Engineering Corps. 2. Established Church. * * *
for the sake of example. [ < L exempli causa] * * *
English Church Union. * * *
E. co·li (ēkōʹlī) n. A bacillus (Escherichia coli) normally found in the human gastrointestinal tract and existing as numerous strains, some of which are responsible for ...
1. Eastern Department. 2. election district. 3. ex dividend. 4. executive director. * * *
1. Early English. 2. electrical engineer. 3. electrical engineering. * * *
errors excepted. * * *
E.E. & M.P.
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. * * *
for example; for the sake of example; such as. [ < L exempli gratia] * * *
1. East Indian. 2. East Indies. * * *
Hellenic People's Army of Liberation, the military organization of the EAM: Greek resistance force in World War II. [ < ModGk E(thnikòs) L(aikòs) A(peleutherotikòs) ...
1. Earl Marshal. 2. Engineer of Mines. * * *
(in prescriptions) after the manner prescribed; as directed. [ < L ex modo praescripto] * * *
Engineer of Metallurgy. * * *
ex officio. * * *
Chiefly Com. end of the month. Also, E.O.M. * * *
1. East Riding (Yorkshire). 2. East River (New York City). 3. King Edward. [ < NL Edwardus Rex] 4. Queen Elizabeth. [ < NL Elizabeth Regina] 5. See emergency room. * * *
English Revised Version. * * *
Education Specialist. * * *
1. Eastern time. 2. extraterrestrial (def. 2). Also, ET. * * *
electrical transcription. * * *
estimated time of arrival. Also, ETA. * * *
estimated time of departure. Also, ETD. * * *
(of the Bible) English Version. * * *
n an official form that you need if you are from one of the countries in the European Economic Area and you want to get emergency medical treatment during a visit to another one ...
/ay"ah/, n. the Akkadian god of wisdom, the son of Apsu and father of Marduk: the counterpart of Enki. * * * In Mesopotamian religion, the god of water. He formed a triad of ...
each. * * *
/eech/, adj. 1. every one of two or more considered individually or one by one: each stone in a building; a hallway with a door at each end. pron. 2. every one individually; each ...
each other
each the other; one another (used as a compound reciprocal pronoun): to strike at each other; to hold each other's hands; to love each other. [bef. 1000; ME; OE. See EACH, ...
each other pron. Each the other. Used to indicate that a relationship or an action is reciprocal among the members of the set referred to by the antecedent: The boys like each ...
(in prescriptions) the same. [ < L eadem] * * *
▪ king of Kent died Jan. 20, 640       king of Kent, who succeeded his father Aethelberht in 616. He had not been influenced by the teaching of the Christian ...
Eadmund I
/ed"meuhnd, ay"euhd moond'/. See Edmund I. * * *
Eadmund II.
See Edmund II. * * *
▪ king of England also spelled  Edred   died Nov. 23, 955, Frome, in modern Somerset, Eng.  king of the English from 946 to 955, who brought Northumbria permanently under ...
Eadric Streona
▪ Mercian noble (“The Acquisitor”)  Eadric also spelled  Edric   died 1017       ealdorman of the Mercians, who, though a man of ignoble birth, was advanced to ...
/eedz/, n. James Buchanan, 1820-87, U.S. engineer and inventor. * * *
Eads, James B.
▪ American engineer in full  James Buchanan Eads   born May 23, 1820, Lawrenceburg, Ind., U.S. died March 8, 1887, Nassau, Bahamas  American engineer best known for his ...
Eadweard Muybridge
➡ Muybridge * * *
▪ king of the English also spelled  Edwy   died Oct. 1, 959       king of the English from 955 to 957 and ruler of Wessex and Kent from 957 to 959. The eldest son of ...
/ed"win, ay"euhd win'euh/, n. Edwin (def. 1). * * *
/ee"geuhn/, n. a town in SE Minnesota. 20,532. * * *
Eagan, Eddie
▪ American boxer and bobsledder in full  Edward Patrick Francis Eagan   born April 26, 1897, Denver, Colorado, U.S. died June 14, 1967, Rye, New York       American ...
Eagels, Jeanne
▪ American actress original name  Amelia Jean Eagels  born June 26, 1890, Kansas City, Mo., U.S. died Oct. 3, 1929, New York, N.Y.  American actress who, through force of ...
eager1 —eagerly, adv. —eagerness, n. /ee"geuhr/, adj. 1. keen or ardent in desire or feeling; impatiently longing: I am eager for news about them. He is eager to sing. 2. ...
eager beaver
/ee"geuhr/ a person who is excessively diligent or overly zealous. [1940-45, Amer.] * * *
See eager beaver. * * *
eager beaver n. Informal One that is exceptionally, often excessively industrious or zealous: “The eager beavers of industry seldom reach their potential, much less rise to the ...
See eager1. * * *
See eagerly. * * *
/ee"geuhl/, n., v., eagled, eagling. n. 1. any of several large, soaring birds of prey belonging to the hawk family Accipitridae, noted for their size, strength, and powers of ...
eagle eye
1. unusually sharp visual powers; keen ability to watch or observe. 2. a person who has sharp vision or who maintains a keen watchfulness. 3. alert watchfulness. [1595-1605] * * *
eagle owl
any of several large owls of the genus Bubo, having prominent tufts of feathers on each side of the head, esp. B. bubo of Europe and Asia. [1670-80] * * * ▪ bird  (Bubo ...
Eagle Pass
a city in S Texas, on the Rio Grande. 21,407. * * * ▪ Texas, United States       city, seat (1856) of Maverick county, southwestern Texas, U.S., on the Rio Grande, ...
eagle ray
any of several rays of the family Myliobatidae, found in tropical seas and noted for the soaring movements by which they propel themselves through the water. [1855-60] * * ...
eagle scout
a boy scout who has achieved the highest rank in U.S. scouting. [1910-15, Amer.] * * *
Eagle Scout badge
➡ Eagle Scout * * *
/ee"geuhl uyd'/, adj. having keen vision. [1595-1605] * * *
eagle eye n. 1. Keen eyesight. 2. The ability or tendency to observe closely or pay attention to detail: monitors expenses with an eagle eye. 3. One that observes with close ...
eagle owl n. A large Eurasian owl (Bubo bubo) having brownish plumage and prominent ear tufts. * * *
eagle ray n. Any of numerous rays of the family Myliobatidae, found in tropical and subtropical shallow seas and noted for their massive jaws and large winglike pectoral fins, ...
Eagles, the
▪ American music group Introduction       American band that cultivated country rock as the reigning style and sensibility of white youth in the United States during ...
Ea·gle Scout (ēʹgəl) n. One who has achieved the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. * * *
/ee"geuhl stohn'/, n. a concretionary lump of ironstone about the size of a walnut, formerly believed to be carried by eagles to their nests as a magical aid in laying ...
/ee"glit/, n. a young eagle. [1565-75; < MF aiglette (in heraldry). See EAGLE, -ET] * * *
Eagleton, Thomas Francis
▪ 2008       American politician born Sept. 4, 1929 , St. Louis, Mo. died March 4, 2007 , Richmond Heights, Mo. agreed to run as Democratic presidential candidate ...
/ee"geuhl wood'/, n. agalloch. [1510-20; trans. of Pg pão d'aguila wood of agalloch, by confusion of Pg águia eagle with aguila < Malayalam agil agalloch] * * *
/ee"geuhr, ay"geuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. a tidal bore or flood. Also, eager. [1640-50; appar. repr. earlier agar, ager, obscurely akin to hyger, higre; (cf. AL (12th century) higra ...
/ay"kinz/, n. Thomas, 1844-1916, U.S. painter. * * *
Eakins, Thomas
born July 25, 1844, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died June 25, 1916, Philadelphia U.S. painter. After early training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1866–70), he spent most ...
Ea·kins (āʹkĭnz), Thomas. 1844-1916. American painter known for highly realistic works, such as Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (1871). * * *
/awl"deuhr meuhn/, n., pl. ealdormen. Obs. alderman. Also, ealderman. * * *
▪ Anglo-Saxon archbishop also spelled Aldred died Sept. 11, 1069, York, Eng.       Anglo-Saxon archbishop of York from 1061, played an important part in secular ...
Eales, John
born June 27, 1970, Brisbane, Austl. Australian rugby union player. Between 1990 and 2001 Eales, who stands 6 ft 7 in. (2.01 m), displayed exceptional all-around ability while ...
/ee"ling/, n. a borough of Greater London, England. 297,600. * * * ▪ borough, London, United Kingdom       outer borough of London, part of the historic county of ...
Ealing comedies
the comedy films produced between 1948 and 1950 by the Ealing Studios in west London, England. They are famous for being well written and for their clever stories. They include ...
Ealing Studios
➡ Ealing comedies * * * ▪ British company also called  Associated Talking Pictures, Ltd.        English motion-picture studio, internationally remembered for a ...
National Liberation Front, a Greek underground resistance movement of World War II and political coalition of various leftist groups. [ < ModGk E(thniko) A(pelevtherotikò) ...
▪ political organization, Greece abbreviation of  Greek Ethnikón Apeleftherotikón Métopon-ethnikós Laïkós Apeleftherotikós Strátos , English  National Liberation ...
/eemz/, n. Charles, 1907-78, U.S. furniture designer and architect. * * *
Eames chair
1. Also called LCM chair. a side chair designed by Charles Eames in 1946, having a slender tubular steel frame with a seat and back of molded plywood panels. 2. Also called Eames ...
Eames, Charles and Ray
born June 17, 1907, St. Louis, Mo., U.S died Aug. 21, 1978, St. Louis born Dec. 15, 1912, Sacramento, Calif. died Aug. 21, 1988, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. designers. Charles ...
Eames, Charles; and Eames, Ray
▪ American designers Ray Eames née  Ray Bernice Alexandria Kaiser  Respectively,   born June 17, 1907, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died Aug. 21, 1978, St. Louis born Dec. 15, ...
Eames, Emma
▪ American opera singer in full  Emma Hayden Eames  born Aug. 13, 1865, Shanghai, China died June 13, 1952, New York, N.Y., U.S.  American lyric soprano, admired for her ...
Eames (ēmz), Charles. 1907-1978. American designer noted for an innovative series of chairs made of aluminum tubing and molded plywood. * * *
Eames chair A trademark used for a functional chair, originally of molded plywood, with seat and back pieces shaped to the contours of the human body. * * *
Eamon de Valera
➡ de Valera * * *
/een"ling/, n. Obs. a young lamb; kid. [1590-1600; var. of YEANLING] * * *
employee assistance program. * * *
ear1 —earless, adj. —earlike, adj. /ear/, n. 1. the organ of hearing and equilibrium in vertebrates, in humans consisting of an external ear that gathers sound vibrations, a ...
ear band.
See ear wrap. * * *
ear bone
▪ anatomy also called  Auditory Ossicle,         any of the three tiny bones in the middle ear of all mammals. These are the malleus, or hammer, the incus, or anvil, ...
ear candy
Slang. pleasant, melodic pop music. [1980-85] * * *
ear disease
▪ human Introduction       any of the diseases or disorders that affect the human ear and hearing.       Impaired hearing (deafness) is, with rare exception, ...
ear drops
medicinal drops for use in the ears. * * *
ear fungus
a smooth, reddish-brown ear-shaped fungus, Otidia smithii, abundant in North America. * * *
ear sewer
/soh"euhr/ Dial. a dragonfly. Regional Variation. See dragonfly. * * *
ear shell
ear shell n. 1. ABALONE 2. the shell of the abalone, shaped somewhat like the human ear * * * ▪ gastropod       any of various marine snails of the subclass ...
ear squeeze
▪ physiology also called  Aerotitis, Aero-otitis, Barotitis, or Baro-otitis,         effects of a difference in pressure between the internal ear spaces and the ...
ear stone
an otolith. [1850-55] * * *
ear tag
an identification tag fastened to the ear of an animal. * * *
ear trumpet
a trumpet-shaped device held to the ear for collecting and intensifying sounds and once commonly used as an aid to hearing. [1770-80] * * *
ear wrap
a small ornament worn on the rim of the ear, shaped so as to grip the rim gently instead of piercing or squeezing it. Also called ear band. * * *
ear, human
▪ anatomy Introduction       organ of hearing and equilibrium that detects and analyzes noises by transduction (or the conversion of sound waves into electrochemical ...
—ear-mindedness, n. /ear"muyn'did/, adj. tending to perceive one's environment in terms of sound and to recall sounds more vividly than sights, smells, etc. Cf. eye-minded, ...
/ear"pear'sing/, adj. extremely harsh and irritating to the ear: ear-piercing noise. [1595-1605] * * *
/ear"ayk'/, n. pain in the ear; otalgia. [1650-60; EAR1 + ACHE] * * *
/ear"bob'/, n. Southern and South Midland U.S. an earring or eardrop. [1640-50; EAR1 + BOB2] * * *
ear canal n. The narrow, tubelike passage through which sound enters the ear. Also called external auditory canal. * * *
ear candy n. Informal Light popular music considered to be pleasing. * * *
/ear"drop'/, n. an earring with a pendant. [1710-20; EAR1 + DROP] * * *
/ear"drum'/, n. Anat., Zool. a membrane in the ear canal between the external ear and the middle ear; tympanic membrane. [1635-45; EAR1 + DRUM1] * * *
/eard/, adj. having ears or earlike appendages. [1350-1400; ME ered, OE earede. See EAR1, -ED3] * * *
eared seal
any seal of the family Otariidae, comprising the sea lions and fur seals, having external ears and flexible hind flippers that are used when moving about on land: the front ...
eared seal n. Any of various seals of the family Otariidae, which includes the sea lions and fur seals, characterized by external ears, oarlike front flippers, and hind flippers ...
/ear"flap'/, n. either of a pair of flaps attached to a cap, for covering the ears in cold weather. Also called earlap. [1855-60; EAR1 + FLAP] * * *

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