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noun
earflap Tweet Definition of earflap Like Definition of earflap on Facebook
noun
  1. either of two flaps attached to a cap that cover the ears
earmuff Tweet Definition of earmuff Like Definition of earmuff on Facebook
noun
  1. A garment to keep the ears warm.
ee Tweet Definition of ee Like Definition of ee on Facebook
noun
  1. (Northern English dialect) An eye.
eiderdown Tweet Definition of eiderdown Like Definition of eiderdown on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) The down of the eider duck, used for stuffing pillows and quilts
  2. (countable) A quilt stuffed with this down
elevator Tweet Definition of elevator Like Definition of elevator on Facebook
noun <!-- Note: If you edit this, don't change position of Silo, it is referenced there as definition 2 in elevator
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  1. Platform used for the moving of people and/or goods up and down in buildings.
  2. A silo used for storing wheat, corn or other grain (grain elevator)
  3. A control surface of an aircraft responsible for controling the pitching motion of the machine.
  4. Trademark for a type of shoe having an insert lift to make the wearer appear taller.
elevator shoe Tweet Definition of elevator shoe Like Definition of elevator shoe on Facebook
noun
  1. Alternate name for shoe lift.
elk Tweet Definition of elk Like Definition of elk on Facebook
noun
  1. (US, Canada) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose. Elk never have flat antlers (like moose do.)
  2. The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.
embroider Tweet Definition of embroider Like Definition of embroider on Facebook
verb
  1. to stitch a decorative design on fabric with needle and thread of various colours
  2. (figurative) to add imaginary detail to a narrative to make it more interesting or acceptable
embroidery Tweet Definition of embroidery Like Definition of embroidery on Facebook
noun (embroideries)
  1. the ornamentation of fabric using needlework
  2. a piece of embroidered fabric
  3. the elaboration of an account etc. with details, especially when fictitious
empire Tweet Definition of empire Like Definition of empire on Facebook
noun
  1. A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.
  2. A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.
  3. A state ruled by an emperor.
  4. Any vast area under the power of one person; most commonly used in business, e.g. "the McDonalds? empire".
emulsion Tweet Definition of emulsion Like Definition of emulsion on Facebook
noun
  1. a stable suspension of small droplets of one liquid in another with which it is immiscible
mayonnaise, Mayonnaise is an where egg is used to keep oil and water mixed.
  1. (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquid
  2. the coating of photosensitive silver halide grains in a thin gelatine layer on a photographic film
ensemble Tweet Definition of ensemble Like Definition of ensemble on Facebook
noun
  1. a group of separate things that contribute to a coordinated whole
  2. a coordinated costume or outfit; a suite
  3. a group of musicians, dancers etc who perform together; the chorus of a ballet company
  4. (music) a piece for several instrumentalists or vocalists
ermine Tweet Definition of ermine Like Definition of ermine on Facebook
noun
  1. A weasel, Mustela erminea, found in northern latitudes; its dark brown fur turns white in winter (apart from the black tip of the tail)
  2. The white fur of this animal
  3. (poetic) A symbol of purity
  4. (figuratively) The office of a judge
  5. (heraldry) A white field with black spots
verb
  1. To clothe with ermine
espadrille Tweet Definition of espadrille Like Definition of espadrille on Facebook
noun
  1. a light shoe having an upper made of fabric and a sole of rope
eye Tweet Definition of eye Like Definition of eye on Facebook
noun (plural eyes or (archaic) eyen)
  1. An organ that is sensitive to light, which it converts to electrical signals passed to the brain, by which means animals see.
  2. A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.
  3. A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook.
  4. The center/centre of a hurricane.
  5. A mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling an eye.
  6. A reproductive bud in a potato.
  7. The ability to notice what others might miss.
He has a good eye for talent.
verb (eyes, eyeing or eying, eyed)
  1. To look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing.
eyebrow pencil Tweet Definition of eyebrow pencil Like Definition of eyebrow pencil on Facebook
noun
  1. makeup used to make the eyebrows stand out
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.
eye shadow Tweet Definition of eye shadow Like Definition of eye shadow on Facebook
noun
  1. makeup that is put below the eye to give a darker complexion

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