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ear Tweet Definition of ear Like Definition of ear on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) The organ of hearing, consisting of the pinna, auditory canal, eardrum, malleus, incus, stapes and cochlea.
  2. (countable) The external part of the organ of hearing, the auricle.
  3. (countable) (slang) A police informant.
    • Quotations:
      From the movie w:The Enforcer, The Enforcer.
      : If you don"t cooperate, I"ll put it out on the street that you"re an ear.
verb
  1. (archaic) To plough.
    • Quotations:
      1595, William Shakespeare, Richard II
      : That power I have, discharge; and let them go
      : To the land that hath some hope to grow,
      : For I have none.
ease Tweet Definition of ease Like Definition of ease on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being comfortable or free from stress.
She enjoyed the of living in a house where the servants did all the work.
  1. Freedom from pain, worry, agitation, etc.
''His mind was at when he received his pension.
  1. Freedom from effort, difficulty or hardship.
He passed all the exams with .
  1. dexterity, Dexterity or facility.
He played the organ with .
  1. Affluence and freedom from financial problems.
After winning the jackpot, she lived a life of luxurious .
  1. Relaxation, rest and leisure.
We took our on the patio.
easement Tweet Definition of easement Like Definition of easement on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, easement, easement (law))
  1. legal, Legal right to use another person's property
  • The power company has an to put their poles along the edge of this land.
    1. (archaic) relief, Relief, easing.
  1. 1666, John Bunyan, Grace Abounding to Chief of Sinners
  2. :This therefore was a great to my mind, to wit, that my sin was pardonable,...
    1. (archaic) shed, Shed, a small outbuilding.
  3. 1888, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  4. :Now at that time all the cabinets of were full of people, nor did one remain vacant, ...
eclectic Tweet Definition of eclectic Like Definition of eclectic on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone who selects according to the eclectic method.
adjective
  1. Unrelated and unspecialized. Crossing a range or mixture of specialties.
  2. Selecting a mixture of what appear to be best of various doctrines, methods, or styles.
eclecticism Tweet Definition of eclecticism Like Definition of eclecticism on Facebook
noun
  1. The quality of being eclectic
  1. (philosophy) An approach to thought that draws upon multiple theories to gain complementary insights into phenomena
    1. Any form of art that borrows from multiple other styles
    (wikipedia, Eclecticism in art)
edifice Tweet Definition of edifice Like Definition of edifice on Facebook
noun (plural edifices)
  1. A building; a structure; an architectural fabric, especially an imposing one; a large or fine building, public or private.
Edwardian Tweet Definition of Edwardian Like Definition of Edwardian on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of the period in British history from circa 1900 to 1910, when Edward VII ruled the British Empire.
elbow Tweet Definition of elbow Like Definition of elbow on Facebook
noun
  1. The joint between the upper arm and the forearm.
  2. A pipe fitting that turns a corner.
verb
  1. To push with the elbow; to jostle or force.
    He elbowed his way through the crowd.
elevation Tweet Definition of elevation Like Definition of elevation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; -- said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character.
  2. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.
  3. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
  4. The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star.
  5. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
  6. The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the line o/ sight; -- distinguished from direction.
  7. A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; -- called by the ancients the orthography.
  8. The raising of the Host - representing Christ's body - in a mass or Holy Communion service.
embrasure Tweet Definition of embrasure Like Definition of embrasure on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, architecture, military) Any of the indentations between the merlons of a battlement.
engaged Tweet Definition of engaged Like Definition of engaged on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, engage)
adjective
  1. Agreed to be married.
  2. Having another call on a telephone.
entasis Tweet Definition of entasis Like Definition of entasis on Facebook
noun
  1. a slight curvature introduced into the shaft of a column to create the impression of concavity; a deliberate bowing
entourage Tweet Definition of entourage Like Definition of entourage on Facebook
noun
  1. A retinue of attendants, associates or followers
exonarthex Tweet Definition of exonarthex Like Definition of exonarthex on Facebook
noun
  1. (architecture), (Christianity) The space anterior to the narthex of a church, sometimes roofed-over as with a porch, but more often an enclosed courtyard; in antiquity, the courtyard where catechumens were permitted to be close to the Eucharist, but forbidden to see it celebrated.
eyebrow Tweet Definition of eyebrow Like Definition of eyebrow on Facebook
noun (plural:eyebrows)
  1. The hair that grows over the bone ridge above the eye socket.
eyelet Tweet Definition of eyelet Like Definition of eyelet on Facebook
noun
  1. An object that consists of a rim and small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc. An eyelet may reinforce a hole.
Push the aglet of the shoelace through each of the eyelets, one at a time.
  1. A shaped metal embellisment containing a hole, used in scrapbook. Eyelets are typically set by punching a hole in the page, placing the smooth side of the eyelet on a table, positioning the paper over protruding edge and curling the edge down using a hammer and eyelet setter.

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