Meaning of E in English


Pronunciation: ' ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural e's or es \ ' ē z \

Usage: often cap

often attrib

before 12th century

1 a : the 5th letter of the English alphabet b : a graphic representation of this letter c : a speech counterpart of orthographic e

2 : the third tone of a C-major scale

3 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter e

4 : one designated e especially as the fifth in order or class

5 a : a grade rating a student's work as poor and usually constituting a conditional pass b : a grade rating a student's work as failing c : one graded or rated with an E

6 : a transcendental number having a value to eight decimal places of 2.71828183 that is the base of natural logarithms

7 : something shaped like the letter E

8 capitalized : ECSTASY 4

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.