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Earl Tweet Definition of Earl Like Definition of Earl on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (context, mostly, U.S.) (given name, male) from the English noun earl
     
ED Tweet Definition of ED Like Definition of ED on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Erectile dysfunction
    1. Emergency Department
     
EDA Tweet Definition of EDA Like Definition of EDA on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Electronic Debit Account
     
Eddy Tweet Definition of Eddy Like Definition of Eddy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Edward.
     
Edith Tweet Definition of Edith Like Definition of Edith on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female)
     
Edna Tweet Definition of Edna Like Definition of Edna on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) from the apocryphal Book of Tobit
     
Edward Tweet Definition of Edward Like Definition of Edward on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Edwin Tweet Definition of Edwin Like Definition of Edwin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
  2. w:Edwin of Northumbria, Edwin of Northumbria.
     
Edwina Tweet Definition of Edwina Like Definition of Edwina on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), feminine form of Edwin.
     
Effie Tweet Definition of Effie Like Definition of Effie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a pet form of Euphemia, popular in the nineteenth century
  2. Female given name in a book by w:Joanne Harris.
     
Eileen Tweet Definition of Eileen Like Definition of Eileen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, , )
     
Eleanor Tweet Definition of Eleanor Like Definition of Eleanor on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
     
Elias Tweet Definition of Elias Like Definition of Elias on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name
     
Elijah Tweet Definition of Elijah Like Definition of Elijah on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Hebrew, )
    1. An Israelite prophet from the Old Testament
     
Elise Tweet Definition of Elise Like Definition of Elise on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), borrowed from a French (í‰lise) or German diminutive of Elisabeth.
     
Eliza Tweet Definition of Eliza Like Definition of Eliza on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) popular in the nineteenth century.
     
Elizabeth Tweet Definition of Elizabeth Like Definition of Elizabeth on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, )
  2. (context, Biblical character) The mother of John the Baptist.
     
Ellen Tweet Definition of Ellen Like Definition of Ellen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) of Greek origin.
     
Elliott Tweet Definition of Elliott Like Definition of Elliott on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname.
  2. (given name, male) today representing transferred use of the surname.
     
Elmer Tweet Definition of Elmer Like Definition of Elmer on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Elsie Tweet Definition of Elsie Like Definition of Elsie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), pet form of Elizabeth.
     
Elton Tweet Definition of Elton Like Definition of Elton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name
  2. A surname
     
Elvis Tweet Definition of Elvis Like Definition of Elvis on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a male given name, possibly derived from the surname Elwes
  2. w:Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley, a popular American rock and roll singer (1935-1977)
  3. An impersonator of Elvis Presley.
(plural Elvises or (jocular) Elvii)
     
Emanuel Tweet Definition of Emanuel Like Definition of Emanuel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Scandinavian form of the male given name Emmanuel
     
emery Tweet Definition of emery Like Definition of emery on Facebook
noun 
  1. (mineral) An impure type of corundum, often used for sanding or polishing.
    • 1884, Samuel Smiles, Men of Invention and Industry
    • :It took me from nine to ten days to grind and polish it ready for parabolising and silvering. I did this by hand labour with the aid of , but without a lathe. I finally used rouge instead of in grinding down the glass, until I could see my face in the mirror quite plain.
     
Emma Tweet Definition of Emma Like Definition of Emma on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) used in England since the Norman Conquest. It became fashionable in the nineteenth century, and is back in favor today.
     
emmet Tweet Definition of emmet Like Definition of emmet on Facebook
noun 
  1. (archaic) An ant
  • 1789: Once a dream did weave a shade / O'er my angel-guarded bed / That an lost its way / Where on grass methought I lay. - William Blake, Songs of Innocence
  • 1993: We are scurrying emmets or pismires with our sad little comedies. " Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford
    1. (Cornish dialect) A tourist
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    Ephraim Tweet Definition of Ephraim Like Definition of Ephraim on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (Old Testament) younger son of Joseph, eponymous ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel
    2. a male given name
         
    Erasmus Tweet Definition of Erasmus Like Definition of Erasmus on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. w:Desiderius Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch humanist and theologian
         
    Eric Tweet Definition of Eric Like Definition of Eric on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male)
         
    Erica Tweet Definition of Erica Like Definition of Erica on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female), feminine form of Eric; also associated with the flower genus.
         
    Erik Tweet Definition of Erik Like Definition of Erik on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male), a spelling variant of Eric, or directly borrowed from the Scandinavian form of the name.
         
    Erika Tweet Definition of Erika Like Definition of Erika on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female)
         
    Erin Tweet Definition of Erin Like Definition of Erin on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (poetic) Ireland; anglicisation of w:Irish language, Irish í‰ireann
    2. (given name, female)
         
    Ernest Tweet Definition of Ernest Like Definition of Ernest on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male) popular in the 19th century.
         
    Errol Tweet Definition of Errol Like Definition of Errol on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male).
         
    Estelle Tweet Definition of Estelle Like Definition of Estelle on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female)
         
    Ethan Tweet Definition of Ethan Like Definition of Ethan on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male).
         
    Ethel Tweet Definition of Ethel Like Definition of Ethel on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female, )
         
    Eugene Tweet Definition of Eugene Like Definition of Eugene on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male, , )
         
    Eunice Tweet Definition of Eunice Like Definition of Eunice on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female).
         
    Eustace Tweet Definition of Eustace Like Definition of Eustace on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A male given name of Greek origin
    2. St Eustace, an early Christian martyr
         
    EVA Tweet Definition of EVA Like Definition of EVA on Facebook
    initialism 
    1. extravehicular activity
         
    Evan Tweet Definition of Evan Like Definition of Evan on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male, , ), a Welsh form of John
         
    Eve Tweet Definition of Eve Like Definition of Eve on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. According to the Bible and Qur'an, the first woman and mother of the human race; Adam's wife.
    2. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ).
         
    Evelyn Tweet Definition of Evelyn Like Definition of Evelyn on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female).
    2. A surname derived from the female given name.
    3. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
         
    Everest Tweet Definition of Everest Like Definition of Everest on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. Mount Everest
         
    Everett Tweet Definition of Everett Like Definition of Everett on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An English surname derived from an Old English personal name Everard, eofor "boar" + heard "hardy, brave,strong".
    1. (given name, male, , ) transferred from the surname
         
    Ezekiel Tweet Definition of Ezekiel Like Definition of Ezekiel on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible.
    2. (given name, male, ) A male first name.
         

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