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edgecity
edge city n. A sizeable commercial center offering a mixture of employment, shopping, and entertainment and serving a primarily suburban area.   [After Edge City: Life on the ...
edged
/ejd/, adj. 1. having an edge or edges (often used in combination): dull-edged; a two-edged sword. 2. sarcastic; cutting: an edged reply. [1585-95; EDGE + -ED3] * * *
edgeeffect
edge effect n. 1. The occurrence of greater species diversity and biological density in an ecotone than in any of the adjacent ecological communities. 2. A phenomenon, such as a ...
Edgefield
▪ county, South Carolina, United States       county, western South Carolina, U.S. It consists of a hilly piedmont region bounded to the southwest by the Savannah ...
Edgehill
the first important battle of the English Civil War, fought in Warwickshire in 1642. Neither side really won. * * *
Edgehill, Battle of
▪ English history       (Oct. 23, 1642), first battle of the English Civil Wars, in which forces loyal to the English Parliament, commanded by Robert Devereux, 3rd earl ...
edgeless
See edge. * * *
edger
/ej"euhr/, n. 1. a person who puts an edge, esp. a finishing edge, on a garment, surface, lens, etc. 2. a machine for finishing or making an edge, as for stitching, beveling, or ...
edger-feeder
/ej"euhr fee"deuhr/, n. a machine used to sort letters automatically according to envelope size. * * *
Edgerton, Harold E(ugene)
born April 6, 1903, Fremont, Neb., U.S. died Jan. 4, 1990, Cambridge, Mass. U.S. electrical engineer and photographer. He was a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of ...
Edgerton, Harold E.
▪ American electrical engineer and photographer in full  Harold Eugene Edgerton  born April 6, 1903, Fremont, Nebraska, U.S. died January 4, 1990, Cambridge, ...
Edgerton,Harold Eugene
Edg·er·ton (ĕjʹər-tən), Harold Eugene. 1903-1990. American electrical engineer and photographer noted for his application of strobe lights to high-speed photography. * * *
edgetool
edge tool n. A tool, such as a chisel, that has a cutting edge. * * *
edgewise
/ej"wuyz'/, adv. 1. with the edge forward; in the direction of the edge. 2. sideways. 3. get a word in edgewise, to succeed in entering a conversation or expressing one's opinion ...
Edgewood
/ej"wood'/, n. a city in NE Maryland, near Baltimore. 19,455. * * *
Edgeworth
/ej"werrth/, n. Maria, 1767-1849, English novelist. * * *
Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro
▪ Irish economist original name  Ysidro Francis Edgeworth  born February 8, 1845, Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ireland died February 13, 1926, Oxford, Oxfordshire, ...
Edgeworth, Maria
born Jan. 1, 1767, Blackbourton, Oxfordshire, Eng. died May 22, 1849, Edgeworthstown, Ire. British-Irish writer. From age 15 she assisted her father in managing his estate, ...
Edgeworth, Richard Lovell
▪ Irish inventor born May 31, 1744, Bath, Somerset, Eng. died June 13, 1817, Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ire.  Anglo-Irish inventor and educationalist who had a ...
Edgeworth,Maria
Edge·worth (ĕjʹwûrth'), Maria. 1767-1849. British writer noted for her realistic novels, such as Castle Rackrent (1800), which broke away from the prevalent Gothic style. * ...
edgily
See edgy. * * *
edginess
See edgily. * * *
edging
—edgingly, adv. /ej"ing/, n. 1. something that forms or is placed along an edge or border. 2. Skiing. the tilting of a ski to the side so that one edge cuts into the ...
edging lobelia
a trailing lobelia, Lobelia erinus, of southern Africa, having loose clusters of blue flowers. * * *
edgy
—edgily, adv. —edginess, n. /ej"ee/, adj., edgier, edgiest. 1. nervously irritable; impatient and anxious. 2. sharp-edged; sharply defined, as outlines. [1765-75; EDGE + ...
edh
/edh/, n. eth. * * *
Ediacara fauna
▪ paleontology  unique assemblage of soft-bodied organisms preserved worldwide as fossil impressions in sandstone from the Proterozoic Eon at the close of Precambrian ...
edibility
See edible. * * *
edible
—edibility, edibleness, n. /ed"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent. n. 2. Usually, edibles. edible substances; food. [1605-15; < LL edibilis, equiv. ...
ediblecanna
edible canna n. In both senses also called achira, Queensland arrowroot. 1. A South American and West Indian plant (Canna edulis) having large red flowers and edible tubers. 2. ...
edibleness
See edibility. * * *
edict
—edictal, adj. —edictally, adv. /ee"dikt/, n. 1. a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority. 2. any authoritative proclamation or command. [1250-1300; ME < L edictum, ...
edicule
/ed"i kyoohl'/, n. aedicule. * * *
Edie
/ee"dee/, n. a female given name, form of Edith. * * *
edification
/ed'euh fi kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act of edifying. 2. the state of being edified; uplift. 3. moral improvement or guidance. [1350-1400; ME ( < AF) < L aedification- (s. of ...
edificatory
/i dif"i keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, ed"euh fi kay'teuh ree/, adj. intended or serving to edify. [1640-50; < LL aedificatorius edifying, equiv. to aedifica(re) to EDIFY + -torius ...
edifice
—edificial /ed'euh fish"euhl/, adj. /ed"euh fis/, n. 1. a building, esp. one of large size or imposing appearance. 2. any large, complex system or organization. [1350-1400; ME ...
edifier
See edify. * * *
edify
—edifier, n. —edifyingly, adv. /ed"euh fuy/, v.t., edified, edifying. to instruct or benefit, esp. morally or spiritually; uplift: religious paintings that edify the ...
edile
/ee"duyl/, n. Rom. Hist. aedile. * * *
Edina
/i duy"neuh/, n. a city in SE Minnesota, near Minneapolis. 46,073. * * *
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
▪ university, Pennsylvania, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, U.S. It is one of 14 universities in ...
Edinburg
/ed"n berrg'/, n. a city in S Texas. 24,075. * * * ▪ Texas, United States       city, seat (1908) of Hidalgo county, extreme southern Texas, U.S., in the lower Rio ...
Edinburgh
/ed"n berr'euh, -bur'euh/ or, esp. Brit., /-breuh/, n. 1. Duke of. See Philip (def. 4). 2. a city in and the capital of Scotland, in the SE part: administrative center of the ...
Edinburgh Festival
a festival of music and drama that has been held in Edinburgh for three weeks every summer since 1947. The shows and concerts include hundreds that are not part of the official ...
Edinburgh Review, The, or The Critical Journal
▪ Scottish magazine       Scottish magazine that was published from 1802 to 1929, and which contributed to the development of the modern periodical and to modern ...
Edinburgh rock
n [U] a sweet in the form of short sticks of sugar, like chalk in texture and tasting of peppermint or lemon, sold in different colours. It was first made in Edinburgh in 1822. * ...
Edinburgh, University of
Private university in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was founded as a college under Presbyterian auspices in 1583 and achieved university status с 1621 after a divinity school was ...
Edirne
/e deerdd"ne/, n. a city in NW Turkey, in the European part. 54,885. Also called Adrianople. Formerly, Adrianopolis. * * * ▪ Turkey formerly  Adrianople,  or ...
Edirne, Treaty of
or Treaty of Adrianople (September 14, 1829) Pact concluding the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–29. Signed at Edirne (ancient Adrianople), Turkey, the treaty opened the Turkish ...
Edison
/ed"euh seuhn/, n. 1. Thomas Alva /al"veuh/, 1847-1931, U.S. inventor, esp. of electrical devices. 2. a township in central New Jersey. 70,193. * * * ▪ New Jersey, United ...
Edison effect
Physics. the phenomenon of the flow of electric current when an electrode sealed inside the bulb of an incandescent lamp is connected to the positive terminal of the lamp. [named ...
Edison, Harry
▪ 2000 “Sweets”        American jazz trumpeter who was noted for his muted stylings; he was a soloist in Count Basie's classic late-1930s band, appeared in the noted ...
Edison, Thomas Alva
born Feb. 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio, U.S. died Oct. 18, 1931, West Orange, N.J. U.S. inventor. He had very little formal schooling. He set up a laboratory in his father's basement ...
Edison,Thomas Alva
Edison, Thomas Alva. 1847-1931. American inventor who patented more than a thousand inventions, among them the microphone (1877), the phonograph (1878), and an incandescent lamp ...
Edisto
Ed·is·to (ĕdʹĭ-stō') A river, about 241 km (150 mi) long, of southern South Carolina flowing southeast to the Atlantic Ocean. * * *
edit
/ed"it/, v.t. 1. to supervise or direct the preparation of (a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.); serve as editor of; direct the editorial policies of. 2. to collect, prepare, and ...
edit trace
(in electronic publishing) a record of editorial changes, additions, and deletions that can be displayed on a screen or printed out with edited copy. * * *
edit.
1. edited. 2. edition. 3. editor. * * *
Edith
/ee"dith/, n. a female given name: from Old English words meaning "rich, happy" and "war." Also, Edithe. * * * (as used in expressions) Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft Cavell ...
Edith Cavell
➡ Cavell * * *
Edith Cavell,Mount
E·dith Ca·vell (ēʹdĭth kăvʹəl, kə-vĕlʹ), Mount A peak, 3,365.1 m (11,033 ft) high, in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Alberta, Canada. * * *
Edith Evans
➡ Evans (II) * * *
Edith Nesbit
➡ Nesbit * * *
Edith Sitwell
➡ Sitwell * * *
Edith Wharton
➡ Wharton * * *
editio princeps
/e dit"i oh' prdding"keps/; Eng. /i dish"ee oh' prin"seps/, pl. editiones principes /e dit'i oh"nes prdding"ki pes'/; Eng. /i dish'ee oh"neez prin"seuh peez'/. Latin. first ...
edition
/i dish"euhn/, n. 1. one of a series of printings of the same book, newspaper, etc., each issued at a different time and differing from another by alterations, additions, etc. ...
edition binding
a decorative binding for books, often of leather or simulated leather. Cf. library binding. * * *
editor
/ed"i teuhr/, n. 1. a person having managerial and sometimes policy-making responsibility for the editorial part of a publishing firm or of a newspaper, magazine, or other ...
editor in chief
pl. editors in chief. the policy-making executive or principal editor of a publishing house, publication, etc. [1870-75] * * *
editorial
—editorialist /ed'i tawr"ee euh list, -tohr"-/, n. —editorially, adv. /ed'i tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, n. 1. an article in a newspaper or other periodical presenting the opinion ...
editorial we
we (def. 6). * * *
editorialist
☆ editorialist [ed΄i tôr′ē əlist ] n. a writer of editorials * * * ed·i·to·ri·al·ist (ĕd'ĭ-tôrʹē-ə-lĭst, -tōrʹ-) n. One who writes or presents ...
editorialization
See editorialize. * * *
editorialize
—editorialization, n. —editorializer, n. /ed'i tawr"ee euh luyz', -tohr"-/, v.i., editorialized, editorializing. 1. to set forth one's position or opinion on some subject in, ...
editorializer
See editorialization. * * *
editorially
See editorial. * * *
editorialwe
editorial we n. The first-person plural pronoun used by an editorialist in expressing the opinion or point of view of a publication's management. * * *
editorin chief
editor in chief n. pl. editors in chief The editor having final responsibility for the operations and policies of a publication. * * *
editorship
/ed"i teuhr ship'/, n. 1. the office or function of an editor. 2. editorial direction. [1775-85; EDITOR + -SHIP] * * *
editress
/ed"i tris/, n. a woman employed in the work of editing. [1790-1800; EDIT(O)R + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
EdM
EdM or Ed.M. abbrev. Master of Education * * * EdM abbr. Latin Educationis Magister (Master of Education). * * *
Edman
/ed"meuhn/, n. Irwin, 1896-1954, U.S. philosopher and essayist. * * *
Edmer
▪ English biographer and historian also spelled  Eadmer   born c. 1060 died c. 1128, , Canterbury, Kent, Eng.?       English biographer of St. Anselm and historian ...
Edmond
/ed"meuhnd/, n. 1. a town in central Oklahoma. 34,637. 2. Also, Edmund. a male given name: from Old English words meaning "rich, happy" and "protection." * * * (as used in ...
Edmond Halley
➡ Halley * * *
Edmonds
/ed"meuhndz/, n. a town in NW Washington. 27,526. * * *
Edmonds, Sarah
▪ American Civil War soldier née  Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonson  or  Edmondson , married name  Seelye , pseudonym  Frank Thompson  born December 1841, probably York ...
Edmonds, Walter Dumaux
▪ 1999       American writer of historical novels that explored the lives of "ordinary" characters; his best-known book, Drums Along the Mohawk (1936), chronicled the ...
Edmonton
/ed"meuhn teuhn/, n. a city in and the capital of Alberta, in the central part, in SW Canada. 461,361. * * * City (pop., 2001: city, 666,104; metro. area, 937,845), capital of ...
Edmonton Oilers
▪ Canadian hockey team  Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alta., that plays in the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). Although ...
Edmund
Edmund or Edmond [ed′mənd] n. 〚OE Eadmund < ead (see EDGAR1) + mund, hand, protection: see MANUAL〛 a masculine name: dim. Ed, Ned * * * (849–870) a king of East Anglia, ...
Edmund Burke
➡ Burke * * *
Edmund Campion
➡ Campion * * *
Edmund Clerihew Bentley
➡ Bentley (II) * * *
Edmund Halley
➡ Halley * * *
Edmund I
A.D. 921?-946, English king 940-946. Also, Eadmund I. * * * ▪ king of England byname  Edmund the Deed-Doer,  Latin  Edmundus Magnificus  born 921 died May 26, 946, ...
Edmund II
("Ironside") A.D. c980-1016, English king 1016: defeated by Canute. Also, Eadmund II. * * * ▪ king of England byname  Edmund Ironside   born c. 993 died Nov. 30, ...
Edmund Kean
➡ Kean * * *
Edmund of Abington, Saint
▪ archbishop of Canterbury original name  Edmund Rich   born Nov. 20, 1175?, Abingdon, Berkshire, Eng. died Nov. 16, 1240, Soisy, Fr.; feast day November 16  distinguished ...
Edmund Spenser
➡ Spenser * * *
Edmunda
/ed mun"deuh/, n. a female given name. Also, Edmonde /ed"meuhnd/. * * *
EdmundI
Ed·mund I (ĕdʹmənd), 921-946. King of the English (939-946) who drove the Danes from Northumbria and secured peace with Scotland. * * *
EdmundII
Edmund II, Known as “Edmund Ironside.” 993?-1016. King of the English (1016) who partitioned the kingdom in a settlement with Canute and died only weeks later. * * *
Edmunds
/ed"meuhndz/, n. George Franklin, 1828-1919, U.S. lawyer and politician: senator 1866-91. * * *
Edmunds, George Franklin
born Feb. 1, 1828, Richmond, Vt., U.S. died Feb. 27, 1919, Pasadena, Calif. U.S. senator and expert on constitutional law. Despite little formal education, he studied law and ...
Edmundston
/ed"meuhnd steuhn, -meuhn-/, n. a city in NW New Brunswick, in SE Canada, on the upper part of the St. John River. 12,044. * * *
Edna
/ed"neuh/, n. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning "rejuvenation, rebirth." * * * (as used in expressions) Ferber Edna Millay Edna St. Vincent Proulx Edna Annie * * *
Edna Everage
➡ Everage * * *
Edna Ferber
➡ Ferber * * *
Edna St Vincent Millay
➡ Millay * * *
Ednas
/ed"neuhs/, n. Douay Bible. Adnah. * * *
Edo
/ed"oh/; Japn. /e"daw"/, n. a former name of Tokyo. /ed"oh/, n., pl. Edos, (esp. collectively) Edo for 1. 1. a member of an indigenous people of western Africa, in the Benin ...
Edo culture
Cultural period of Japanese history corresponding to the Tokugawa period of governance (1603–1867). Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun, chose Edo (present-day Tokyo) ...
Edom
/ee"deuhm/, n. 1. Esau, the brother of Jacob. 2. Greek, Idumaea, Idumea. an ancient region between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, bordering ancient Palestine. See map under ...
Edomite
—Edomitish, Edomitic /ee'deuh mit"ik/, adj. /ee"deuh muyt'/, n. a descendant of Esau or Edom. Num. 20:14-21. [1350-1400; EDOM + -ITE1] * * *
Edomitish
See Edomite. * * *
Édouard
(as used in expressions) Daladier Édouard Herriot Édouard Charles Édouard Jeanneret Manet Édouard Rohan Louis René Édouard prince de Édouard Jean Steichen Vuillard Jean ...
EDP
electronic data processing: the use of computers in the processing of data. Cf. ADP, IDP. * * *
edrophonium
/ed'reuh foh"nee euhm/, n. Pharm. a substance, C10H16BrNO, used to reverse certain muscle-relaxing agents, such as tubocurarine, in surgical procedures: also used in the ...
eds.
1. editions. 2. editors. * * *
EDSAC
▪ computer in full  Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator   the first full-size stored-program computer, built at the University of Cambridge, Eng., by Maurice ...
Edsel
/ed"seuhl/, n. a male given name: from Old English words meaning "rich" and "hall." * * *
Edsel Ford Range
a mountain range in Antarctica, E of the Ross Sea. * * *
Edsel{™}
a Ford car model that was a famous failure. It was named after the son of Henry Ford. Fewer than 100 000 were sold during its three years from 1957 to 1960. It became a popular ...
Edson, Katherine Philips
▪ American reformer née  Katherine Philips   born Jan. 12, 1870, Kenton, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 5, 1933, Pasadena, Calif.       American reformer and public official, ...
EDT
Eastern daylight-saving time. Also, E.D.T. * * *
EDTA
Chem., Pharm. ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid: a colorless compound, C10H16N2O8, capable of chelating a variety of divalent metal cations: as a salt used as an anticoagulant, ...
Eduard
(as used in expressions) Bernstein Eduard Bismarck Otto Eduard Leopold prince von Boltzmann Ludwig Eduard Eduard Schnitzer Mörike Eduard Friedrich Shevardnadze Eduard ...
Eduardo Paolozzi
➡ Paolozzi * * *
educ
educ abbrev. 1. education 2. educational * * *
educ.
1. educated. 2. education. 3. educational. * * *
educability
See educable. * * *
educable
—educability, n. /ej"oo keuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being educated. 2. of or pertaining to mildly retarded individuals who may achieve self-sufficiency. Also, educatable ...
educate
/ej"oo kayt'/, v., educated, educating. v.t. 1. to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling. 2. to qualify by instruction or training ...
educated
/ej"oo kay'tid/, adj. 1. having undergone education: educated people. 2. characterized by or displaying qualities of culture and learning. 3. based on some information or ...
educatee
/ej'oo kay tee"/, n. a person who receives instruction; student. [1805-15; EDUCATE + -EE] * * *
education
/ej'oo kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or ...
education novel
▪ literature       a genre popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in which a plan of education was set forth for a young person. The education novel was ...
education, philosophy of
Application of philosophical methods to problems and issues in education. Among the topics investigated in the philosophy of education are the nature of learning, especially in ...
educational
—educationally, adv. /ej'oo kay"sheuh nl/, adj. 1. pertaining to education. 2. tending or intended to educate, instruct, or inform: an educational show on television. [1645-55; ...
educational park
a group of elementary and high schools, usually clustered in a parklike setting and having certain facilities shared by all grades, that often accommodates students from a large ...
educational psychology
—educational psychologist. a branch of psychology concerned with developing effective educational techniques and dealing with psychological problems in schools. [1910-15] * * ...
educational sociology
the application of sociological principles and methods to the solution of problems in an educational system. [1915-20] * * *
educational television
television of informational or instructional content. [1950-55] * * *
educationalist
ed·u·ca·tion·al·ist (ĕj'ə-kāʹshə-nə-lĭst) n. Variant of educationist. * * *
educationally
See educational. * * *
educationalquotient
educational quotient n. Abbr. EQ A measure of the effectiveness of an educational system, based on factors such as funding, graduation rate, standardized test scores, and student ...
educationaltelevision
educational television n. 1. See public television. 2. Abbr. ETV An often closed-circuit video system that provides instructional material. * * *
educationese
/ej'oo kay'sheuh neez", -nees"/, n. the jargon associated with the field of education. [EDUCATION + -ESE] * * *
educationist
/ej'oo kay"sheuh nist/, n. a specialist in the theory and methods of education. Also, educationalist. [1820-30; EDUCATION + -IST] * * *
educative
/ej"oo kay'tiv/, adj. 1. serving to educate: educative knowledge. 2. pertaining to or productive of education. [1835-45; EDUCATE + -IVE] * * *
educator
/ej"oo kay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that educates, esp. a teacher, principal, or other person involved in planning or directing education. 2. an educationist. [1560-70; < ...
educatory
/ej"oo keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. educative. [1835-45; EDUCATE + -ORY1] * * *
educe
—educible, adj. /i doohs", i dyoohs"/, v.t., educed, educing. 1. to draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent; elicit; develop. 2. to infer or deduce. [1400-50; ...
educible
See educe. * * *
educt
/ee"dukt/, n. 1. something educed; eduction. 2. Chem. a substance extracted from a mixture, as distinguished from a product. [1790-1800; < L eductum something educed, n. use of ...
eduction
/i duk"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of educing. 2. something educed. [1640-50; < L eduction- (s. of eductio), equiv. to educt(us) (see EDUCT) + -ion- -ION] * * *
eductive
/i duk"tiv/, adj. educing; serving to educe. [1650-60; < L educt(us) (see EDUCT) + -IVE] * * *
eductor
/i duk"teuhr/, n. ejector (def. 3). [1785-95; < LL: one who leads forth from. See EDUCE, -TOR] * * *
edulcorate
—edulcoration, n. —edulcorative, adj. /i dul"keuh rayt'/, v.t., edulcorated, edulcorating. Chem. to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing; purify. [1800-10; < NL ...
edutainment
/ej'oo tayn"meuhnt/, n. a television program, movie, book, etc., that is both educational and entertaining, esp. one intended primarily for children in the elementary grades. ...
Edvard
(as used in expressions) Benes Edvard Grieg Edvard Hagerup Kardelj Edvard Munch Edvard * * *
Edward
/ed"weuhrd/, n. 1. Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall ("The Black Prince"), 1330-76, English military leader (son of Edward III). 2. Lake, a lake in central Africa, between ...
Edward Albee
➡ Albee * * *
Edward Alleyn
➡ Alleyn * * *
Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
▪ 2000       On June 19, 1999, Prince Edward, the youngest child of the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II, married Sophie Rhys-Jones, a public relations consultant. The couple ...
Edward Ardizzone
➡ Ardizzone * * *
Edward Bond
➡ Bond (I) * * *
Edward Burne-Jones
➡ Burne-Jones * * *
Edward Carson
➡ Carson (I) * * *
Edward de Bono
➡ de Bono * * *
Edward Elgar
➡ Elgar * * *
Edward Estlin Cummings
➡ Cummings * * *
Edward Fitzgerald
➡ Fitzgerald (I) * * *
Edward G Robinson
➡ Robinson (III) * * *
Edward Gibbon
➡ Gibbon * * *
Edward Hall
➡ Hall (I) * * *
Edward Heath
➡ Heath * * *
Edward Hopper
➡ Hopper * * *
Edward Hyde
➡ Clarendon * * *
Edward I
("Edward Longshanks") 1239-1307, king of England 1272-1307 (son of Henry III). * * * known as Edward Longshanks born June 17, 1239, Westminster, Middlesex, Eng. died July 7, ...
Edward II
1284-1327, king of England 1307-27 (son of Edward I). * * * known as Edward of Caernarfon born April 25, 1284, Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, Wales died September 1327, Berkeley, ...
Edward III
1312-77, king of England 1327-77 (son of Edward II). * * * known as Edward of Windsor born Nov. 13, 1312, Windsor, Berkshire, Eng. died June 21, 1377, Sheen, Surrey King of ...
Edward IV
1442-83, king of England 1461-70, 1471-1483: 1st king of the house of York. * * * born April 28, 1442, Rouen, France died April 9, 1483, Westminster, Eng. King of England ...
Edward Jenner
➡ Jenner * * *
Edward Kennedy
➡ Kennedy (III) * * *
Edward Lear
➡ Lear * * *
Edward Morgan Forster
➡ Forster * * *
Edward Murphy
➡ Murphy’s law * * *
Edward Pusey
➡ Pusey * * *
Edward R Murrow
➡ Murrow * * *
Edward Roscoe Murrow
➡ Murrow * * *
Edward Teller
➡ Teller * * *
Edward the Black Prince
born June 15, 1330, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Eng. died June 8, 1376, Westminster, near London Prince of Wales (1343–76). Son of Edward III, he apparently received his ...
Edward the Confessor
Saint, 1002?-66, English king 1042-66: founder of Westminster Abbey. * * *
Edward the Confessor, Saint
born с 1003, Islip, Eng. died Jan. 5, 1066, London; canonized 1161; feast day originally January 5, now October 13 King of England (1042–66). The son of Ethelred II, he was ...
Edward V
1470-83, king of England 1483 (son of Edward IV). * * * ▪ king of England born Nov. 2?, 1470, London died 1483?  king of England from April to June 1483, who was deposed ...
Edward VI
1537-53, king of England 1547-53 (son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour). * * * born Oct. 12, 1537, London, Eng. died July 6, 1553, London King of England and Ireland ...
Edward VII
(Albert Edward) ("the Peacemaker") 1841-1910, king of Great Britain and Ireland 1901-10 (son of Queen Victoria). * * * orig. Albert Edward born Nov. 9, 1841, London, Eng. died ...
Edward VIII
(Duke of Windsor) 1894-1972, king of Great Britain 1936: abdicated (son of George V; brother of George VI). * * * born June 23, 1894, Richmond, Surrey, Eng. died May 28, 1972, ...
Edward, Lake
Lake, eastern Africa. One of the great lakes of the western Great Rift Valley, it lies on the border of Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda and is 48 mi (77 km) long and ...
Edward,Lake
Edward, Lake A lake in the Great Rift Valley of central Africa on the border of Uganda and Congo (formerly Zaire). It was discovered by Henry M. Stanley in 1889. * * *
EdwardI
Edward I, 1239-1307. King of England (1272-1307) who conquered Wales and warred with Scotland. His Model Parliament of 1295 is sometimes considered England's first full ...
Edwardian
—Edwardianism, n. /ed wawr"dee euhn, -wahr"-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the reign of Edward VII. 2. reflecting the opulence or self-satisfaction characteristic of this ...
Edwardiana
Ed·ward·i·an·a (ĕd-wôr'dē-ănʹə, -äʹnə, -wär'-) n. Material or a collection of materials from or relating to the Edwardian era. * * *
EdwardII
Edward II, 1284-1327. King of England (1307-1327) who was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots (1314). Captured (1326) and deposed (1327) during the rebellion of Roger de ...
EdwardIII
Edward III, 1312-1377. King of England (1327-1377) whose reign was marked by the beginning of the Hundred Years' War, epidemics of the Black Death, and the emergence of the ...
EdwardIV
Edward IV, 1442-1483. King of England (1461-1470 and 1471-1483) who was crowned after leading the Yorkists to victory in the Wars of the Roses. In 1470 he was dethroned in a ...
Edwards
/ed"weuhrdz/, n. Jonathan, 1703-58, American clergyman and theologian. * * * (as used in expressions) Deming William Edwards Edwards Blake Edwards Gareth Edwards ...
Edwards Plateau
a highland area in SW Texas. 2000-5000 ft. (600-1500 m) high. * * *
Edwards, Alfred George
▪ Welsh archbishop born Nov. 2, 1848, Llanymawddwy, Merionethshire, Wales died July 22, 1937, St. Asaph, Flintshire, Wales       the first archbishop of Wales, who ...
Edwards, Blake
orig. William Blake McEdwards born July 26, 1922, Tulsa, Okla., U.S. U.S. film director, producer, and screenwriter. He acted in films in the 1940s, then gained respect as a ...
Edwards, Gareth
born July 12, 1947, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Wales Welsh Rugby Union player. Edwards, considered to be among the greatest rugby players, played scrum half on the great Welsh sides ...
Edwards, John
▪ 2005       Although he had won a primary contest in only one state, John Edwards, a first-term senator from North Carolina, held the second largest number of delegates ...
Edwards, Jonathan
born Oct. 5, 1703, East Windsor, Conn. died March 22, 1758, Princeton, N.J. American theologian. The 5th of 11 children in a strict Puritan home, he entered Yale College at age ...
Edwards, Jorge
▪ 2001       On April 24, 2000, King Juan Carlos of Spain presented the Cervantes Prize, the highest honour in Spanish-language literature, to Chilean writer Jorge ...
Edwards, Lewis
▪ Welsh minister born Oct. 27, 1809, Penllwyn, Cardiganshire, Wales died July 19, 1887       Welsh educator and minister of the Calvinistic Methodist Church of Wales ...
Edwards, Ralph Livingstone
▪ 2006       American broadcasting pioneer (b. June 13, 1913, Merino, Colo.—d. Nov. 16, 2005, Hollywood, Calif.), created and emceed two of the staple programs of ...
Edwards, Sir George Robert
▪ 2004       British aircraft designer (b. July 9, 1908, Chingford, Essex, Eng.—d. March 2, 2003, Guildford, Surrey, Eng.), designed a number of airplanes, notably the ...
Edwards, Sir Owen Morgan
▪ Welsh writer born Dec. 25, 1858, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth, Wales died May 15, 1920, Llanuwchllyn       Welsh writer and educator who greatly influenced the revival of ...
Edwards, Teresa
▪ American athlete and coach born July 19, 1964, Cairo, Georgia, U.S.       American basketball player, who was the most decorated player in the history of the U.S. ...
Edwards, Vince
▪ 1997       U.S. television and film actor who was best known for his 1961-66 stint as the handsome but surly, no-nonsense neurosurgeon Ben Casey on the television show ...
Edwards,Jonathan
Ed·wards (ĕdʹwərdz), Jonathan. 1703-1758. American theologian and philosopher whose original sermons and writings stimulated the Great Awakening, a period of renewed ...
Edwardsianism
—Edwardsian, adj., n. /ed wawrd"zee euh niz'euhm, -wahrd"-/, n. a modified form of Calvinism taught by Jonathan Edwards. [1880-85, Amer.; Jonathan EDWARDS + -IAN + -ISM] * * *
Edwardsville
/ed"weuhrdz vil'/, n. a town in SW Illinois. 12,460. * * *
EdwardV
Edward V, 1470-1483. King of England (1483) who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father, Edward IV, and was immediately confined in the Tower of London, where he ...
EdwardVI
Edward VI, 1537-1553. King of England and Ireland (1547-1553). The son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, he died of tuberculosis. * * *
EdwardVII
Edward VII, 1841-1910. King of Great Britain and Ireland (1901-1910) who traveled much of Europe to improve Britain's international relations and was known for his elegant, ...
EdwardVIII
Edward VIII, Later known as Duke of Windsor. 1894-1972. King of Great Britain and Ireland (1936) who precipitated a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry Wallis ...
Edwin
/ed"win/, n. 1. Also, Eadwine. A.D. 585?-633, king of Northumbria 617-633. 2. a male given name: from Old English words meaning "rich, happy" and "friend." * * * (as used in ...
Edwin Hubble
➡ Hubble * * *
Edwin Landseer
➡ Landseer * * *
Edwin Lutyens
➡ Lutyens * * *
Edwin Smith papyrus
▪ Egyptian medical book       (c. 1600 BC), ancient Egyptian medical treatise, believed to be a copy of a work dating from c. 3000 BC. Apparently intended as a textbook ...
Edwina
/ed wee"neuh, -win"euh/, n. a female given name: derived from Edwin. * * *
Edwina Currie
➡ Currie * * *
Edyth
/ee"dith/, n. a female given name. Also, Edythe. * * *
EE
a proportional shoe width size narrower than EEE and wider than E. * * *
EEA
➡ European Economic Area. * * *
EEC
See European Economic Community. * * *
Eeckhout, Gerbrand van den
▪ Dutch painter born Aug. 19, 1621, Amsterdam died Sept. 29, 1674, Amsterdam       Dutch biblical, genre, and portrait painter, a gifted and favourite pupil of ...
Eeden, Frederik Willem van
▪ Dutch author and physician born April 3, 1860, Haarlem, Neth. died June 16, 1932, Bussum       Dutch writer and physician whose works reflect his lifelong search for ...
EEE
the widest proportional shoe width size. * * *
EEG
electroencephalogram. * * *
eek
eek [ēk] interj. used to signify surprise or sudden fright * * *
Eekhoud, Georges
▪ Belgian writer born May 27, 1854, Antwerp, Belg. died May 29, 1927, Schaerbeek       one of the first important Belgian regionalist novelists.       Also a ...
eel
—eellike, adj. —eely, adj. /eel/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) eel, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) eels. 1. any of numerous elongated, snakelike marine or ...
eelblenny
/eel"blen'ee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) eelblenny, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) eelblennies. any of several eellike fishes of the genus Lumpenus, of the ...
eelgrass
/eel"gras', -grahs'/, n. 1. a grasslike marine plant, Zostera marina, having ribbonlike leaves. 2. See tape grass. [1780-90, Amer.; EEL + GRASS] * * * ▪ plant       any ...
eelpout
/eel"powt'/, n. 1. any fish of the family Zoarcidae, esp. Zoarces viviparus, of Europe. 2. the burbot. [bef. 1000; OE aelepute (not recorded in ME); see EEL, POUT2] * * * ▪ ...
eelworm
/eel"werrm'/, n. any small nematode worm of the family Anguillulidae, including the minute vinegar eel, Anguillula aceti. [1885-90; EEL + WORM] * * * Any of several species of ...
Eemian Interglacial Stage
▪ geochronology       major division of Pleistocene time and deposits in Europe (the Pleistocene Epoch began about 1,600,000 years ago and ended about 10,000 years ago). ...
Eemian Sea
▪ ancient sea, Northern Europe       former body of water that flooded much of northern Europe and essentially made an island of Scandinavia. This marine transgression ...
eensy-weensy
/een"see ween"see/, adj. Baby Talk. tiny; small. Also, eensie-weensie. [alter. of TEENSY-WEENSY, with -weensy taken as the basic shape and a new rhyme formed minus the initial ...
EENT
Med. eye, ear, nose, and throat. * * *
Eeny Meeny Miney Mo
a children’s rhyme used for choosing a person or thing. The words are: Eeny meeny miney mo, Catch a tigger (= tiger) by his toe; If he hollers (= shouts), let him go, Eeny ...
EEO
equal employment opportunity. * * *
EEOC
See Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. * * *
EER
See energy efficiency ratio. * * *
eerie
—eerily, adv. —eeriness, n. /ear"ee/, adj., eerier, eeriest. 1. uncanny, so as to inspire superstitious fear; weird: an eerie midnight howl. 2. Chiefly Scot. affected with ...
eerily
See eerie. * * *
eeriness
See eerily. * * *
eery
/ear"ee/, adj., eerier, eeriest. eerie. * * *


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