Meaning of -ED in English


-ed /d, əd, t/ BrE AmE suffix

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: -ed , -od ]

1 . forms the regular past tense and past participle of verbs. The past participle form is often used as an adjective:

I want, I wanted, I have wanted

I show, I showed, I have shown

He walked away.

a sound that echoed through the room

a wanted criminal

2 . [in adjectives] having a particular thing:

a bearded man (=a man with a beard)

a kind-hearted woman

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