Definitions for ENɛn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

enɛn(n.)

  1. the letter

    N, n.

  2. a space that is half the width of an em.

    Category: Printing

en-

  1. a prefix forming verbs that have the general sense “to cause (a person or thing) to be in” the place, condition, or state named by the stem; more specifically, “to confine in or place on” (entomb); “to cause to be in” (enrich; enslave; entrust); “to restrict,” typically with the additional sense “on all sides, completely” (encircle; enclose; entwine). This prefix is also attached to verbs in order to make them transitive, or to give them a transitive marker if th

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

    Ref: Also, before labial consonants, em-. 5 1; Compare be- 3 , in-2. 4 2

Origin of en-:

ME < OF < L in-in -2

en-

  1. a prefix meaning “within, in,” occurring in loanwords from Greek:

    energy; enthusiasm.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: Also, before labial consonants, em-. 5 2

Origin of en-:

(< L) < Gk; c. in -1, in -2

-en

  1. a suffix formerly used to form transitive and intransitive verbs from adjectives (fasten; harden; sweeten), or from nouns (heighten; lengthen; strengthen).

    Category: Affix

Origin of -en:

ME, OE -n-, as in ME fast-n-en, OE fǣst-n-ian to make fast, fasten

-en

  1. a suffix used to form adjectives of source or material from nouns:

    ashen; golden; oaken.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -en:

ME, OE; c. OHG -īn, L -īnus; cf. -ine1

-en

  1. a suffix used to mark the past participle in many strong and some weak verbs:

    taken; proven.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -en:

ME, OE; c. G -en, ON -inn

-en

  1. a suffix used in forming the plural of some nouns:

    brethren; children; oxen.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -en:

ME; OE -an, case ending of n-stem nouns, as in naman obl. sing., and nom. and acc. pl. of nama name

-en

  1. a diminutive suffix:

    kitten; maiden.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -en:

ME, OE, from neut. of -en2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. en, nut(noun)

    half the width of an em

Webster Dictionary

  1. En(noun)

    half an em, that is, half of the unit of space in measuring printed matter. See Em

Freebase

  1. En

    En is a letter of the Cyrillic script. It commonly represents the alveolar nasal consonant, like the pronunciation of ⟨n⟩ in "nice".


Translations for EN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

one(adjective)

1 in number

one person; He took one book.

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