Meaning of E in English

I. ˈē noun

( plural e's or es ˈēz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: before 12th century


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


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

II. abbreviation

1. earth

2. east; easterly; eastern

3. edge

4. eldest

5. ell

6. empty

7. end

8. energy

9. erg

10. excellent

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.