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edile Tweet Definition of edile Like Definition of edile on Facebook
noun
  1. alternative spelling of aedile or í¦dile
eolian Tweet Definition of eolian Like Definition of eolian on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to the wind.
  1. (geology) carried, deposited or eroded by the wind.
eponym Tweet Definition of eponym Like Definition of eponym on Facebook
noun
  1. A person whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity.
  2. A word formed from a person"s name, e.g. stentorian after the Greek herald Stentor.
  3. The hero of a book, film etc. having the character"s name as its title, e.g. w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe.
  4. (context, healthcare) A condition, disease or disorder named after a particular clinician or patient, e.g. Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer"s Disease, named after the neurologist w:Alois Alzheimer, Alois Alzheimer.
<!-- commented out because the OED addition series just lists this as a sense without any problems. what does "strict usage" mean anyway?      
equestrian Tweet Definition of equestrian Like Definition of equestrian on Facebook
noun
  1. an equestrian person; one who rides on horseback
adjective
  1. of horseback riding or horseback riders
    They were an equestrian people.
    After his death an equestrian statue was created.

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