Dictionary    Maps    Thesaurus    Translate    Advanced >   


Tip: Click Thesaurus above for synonyms. Also, follow synonym links within the dictionary to find definitions from other sources.

1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
E
    n 1: a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal
         reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes
         free radicals in the body [syn: vitamin E, tocopherol,
         E]
    2: a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding
       plutonium with neutrons [syn: einsteinium, Es, E,
       atomic number 99]
    3: the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees [syn:
       east, due east, eastward, E]
    4: the base of the natural system of logarithms; approximately
       equal to 2.718282...
    5: the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: E, e]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Notopodium \No`to*po"di*um\, n.; pl. L. Notopodia, E.
   Notopodiums. [NL., fr. Gr. nw^ton the back + poy`s, podo`s,
   the foot.] (Zool.)
   The dorsal lobe or branch of a parapodium. See Parapodium.
   [1913 Webster]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Medium \Me"di*um\, n.; pl. L. Media, E. Mediums. [L.
   medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf.
   Medius.]
   1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things;
      intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically:
      (a) Middle place or degree; mean.
          [1913 Webster]

                The just medium . . . lies between pride and
                abjection.                        --L'Estrange.
          [1913 Webster]
      (b) (Math.) See Mean.
      (c) (Logic) The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that
          by which the extremes are brought into connection.
          [1913 Webster]

   2. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from
      one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of
      sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action
      occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through
      or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried
      on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc.,
      a person through whom the action of another being is said
      to be manifested and transmitted.
      [1913 Webster]

            Whether any other liquors, being made mediums, cause
            a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.
                                                  --Bacon.
      [1913 Webster]

            I must bring together
            All these extremes; and must remove all mediums.
                                                  --Denham.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. An average. [R.]
      [1913 Webster]

            A medium of six years of war, and six years of
            peace.                                --Burke.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain
      sizes. See Paper.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. (Paint.) The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are
      ground and prepared for application.
      [1913 Webster]

   6. (Microbiology) A source of nutrients in which a
      microorganism is placed to permit its growth, cause it to
      produce substances, or observe its activity under defined
      conditions; also called culture medium or growth
      medium. The medium is usually a solution of nutrients in
      water, or a similar solution solidified with gelatin or
      agar.
      [PJC]

   7. A means of transmission of news, advertising, or other
      messages from an information source to the public, also
      called a news medium, such as a newspaper or radio; used
      mostly in the plural form, i. e. news media or media.
      See 1st media[2].
      [PJC]

   Circulating medium, a current medium of exchange, whether
      coin, bank notes, or government notes.

   Ethereal medium (Physics), the ether.

   Medium of exchange, that which is used for effecting an
      exchange of commodities -- money or current
      representatives of money.
      [1913 Webster]

4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Amt \Amt\, n.; pl. Amter, E. Amts. [Dan. & Norw., fr. G.]
   An administrative territorial division in Denmark and Norway.
   [1913 Webster]

         Each of the provinces [of Denmark] is divided into
         several amts, answering . . . to the English hundreds.
                                                  --Encyc. Brit.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
E- \E-\
   A Latin prefix meaning out, out of, from; also, without. See
   Ex-.
   [1913 Webster]

6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
E \E\ ([=e]).
   1. The fifth letter of the English alphabet.

   Note: It derives its form, name, and value from the Latin,
         the form and value being further derived from the
         Greek, into which it came from the Ph[oe]nician, and
         ultimately, probably, from the Egyptian. Its
         etymological relations are closest with the vowels i,
         a, and o, as illustrated by to fall, to fell; man, pl.
         men; drink, drank, drench; dint, dent; doom, deem;
         goose, pl. geese; beef, OF. boef, L. bos; and E. cheer,
         OF. chiere, LL. cara.
         [1913 Webster]

   Note: The letter e has in English several vowel sounds, the
         two principal being its long or name sound, as in eve,
         me, and the short, as in end, best. Usually at the end
         of words it is silent, but serves to indicate that the
         preceding vowel has its long sound, where otherwise it
         would be short, as in m[=a]ne, c[=a]ne, m[=e]te, which
         without the final e would be pronounced m[a^]n, c[a^]n,
         m[e^]t. After c and g, the final e indicates that these
         letters are to be pronounced as s and j; respectively,
         as in lace, rage. See Guide to Pronunciation,
         [sect][sect] 74-97.
         [1913 Webster]

   2. (Mus.) E is the third tone of the model diatonic scale.
      E[flat] (E flat) is a tone which is intermediate between D
      and E.
      [1913 Webster]

7. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)
E

   1. An extension of C++ with database types and
   persistent objects.  E is a powerful and flexible
   procedural programming language.  It is used in the Exodus
   database system.

   See also GNU E.

   <ftp://ftp.cs.wisc.edu/exodus/E/>.

   ["Persistence in the E Language: Issues and Implementation",
   J.E. Richardson et al, Soft Prac & Exp 19(12):1115-1150 (Dec
   1989)].

   2.  A procedural language by Wouter van
   Oortmerssen with semantics similar to C.  E features
   lists, low-level polymorphism, exception handling, quoted
   expressions, pattern matching and object inheritance.
   Amiga E is a version for the Amiga.

   (1999-10-05)


Common Misspellings >
Most Popular Searches: Define Misanthrope, Define Pulchritudinous, Define Happy, Define Veracity, Define Cornucopia, Define Almuerzo, Define Atresic, Define URL, Definitions Of Words, Definition Of Get Up, Definition Of Quid Pro Quo, Definition Of Irreconcilable Differences, Definition Of Word, Synonyms of Repetitive, Synonym Dictionary, Synonym Antonyms. See our main index and map index for more details.

©2011-2021 ZebraWords.com - Define Yourself - The Search for Meanings and Meaning Means I Mean. All content subject to terms and conditions as set out here. Contact Us, peruse our Privacy Policy