Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The symbol for the element einsteinium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Symbol for einsteinium.
  • n. Symbol for the exasecond, an SI unit of time equal to 1018 seconds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the chemical symbol for einsteinium, a transuranic element with atomic number 99. The atomic weight of the longest-lived isotope, with a half-life of 276 days, is 254. The first isotope discovered, having atomic weight 253 and a half-life of 20 days, was recognized in 1952 in the debris from a hydrogen bomb test. As much as 3 micrograms of einsteinium were produced by a complex process involving long irradiation of plutonium isotopes in nuclear reactors. Its chemical properties are those of a trivalent actinide element.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An abbreviation of east-southeast.
  • n. See ess.
  • n. In music, E♭.
  • n. A prefix of Latin origin, being a French or other Romance modification of Latin ex-.
  • n. An apparent prefix, of Romance origin, being radical initial s before another consonant, preceded by a slight euphonic vowel, as in escalade, esquire, especial, estate, estray, of ultimate Latin origin, and escarp, eschew, etc., of Teutonic origin, some of which have also forms (original or aphetic) without the e-, as scutcheon, squire, special, state, stray, etc., while some with original (Old French or Middle English) es- have only s-in modern English, as scrivener, spiritual, strain, etc.
  • n. The early form of the possessive or genitive case singular, now regularly written 's, but still pronounced as -es (-ez) after a sibilant, namely, s, z, sh, ch (= tsh), j, written -dge, -ge (= dzh), x (= ks), as in lass's, pace's, horse's, rose's, bush's, church's, hedge's, fox's, etc. (formerly written lasses, paces, horses, roses, bushes, churches, hedges, foxes, etc.), words forced to conform in spelling to other words, like boy's, man's, etc. (formerly written boys, mans, etc.), where the e is actually suppressed in pronunciation; in Middle English and earlier the suffix was regularly -es, which still remains in possessives like horses (Anglo-Saxon and Middle English horses), guides (Middle English gides), now written with the apostrophe, like other words, horse's, guide's. See -s.
  • n. The earlier form of the now more common plural suffix -s, retained after a sibilant (like the phonetically similar possessive suffix: see -es), as in lasses, paces, horses, roses, bushes, churches, hedges, foxes, etc.
  • n. The earlier form of -s, the suffix of the third person singular of the present indicative of verbs, retained after a vowel, as in huzzaes, goes, does, etc. When the infinitive ends in silent e, the personal suffix is regarded, orthographically, as simply -s, but it is historically -es, the infinitive -e being dropped before inflectional suffixes, as in rues, endues, etc., defies, supplies, accompanies, etc., infinitive rue, endue, defy, accompany, etc., the termination -y being formerly -ie.
  • n. The nominative singular termination of some Latin nouns and adjectives of the third declension. Examples of such nouns, used in New Latin or English, are tabes, pubes.
  • n. The nominative plural termination of Latin masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives of the third declension. Examples of such nouns, used in New Latin or English, are Aves, Pisces, fasces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons

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Examples

  • The dress says "Fuck off I don't sell E's" (I'll tell her when I see her that Es is not a possessive and does not require an apostrophe, but I was off duty at the time).

    Just say no

  • James Scott lives in L.A. Carol Es is inspired by his work and enjoys his friendship, read more about this, here.

    The Son Also Rises – James Scott

  • There's really not a helluva lot going on in lakeside that's worth a newspaper article, so a few B&Es is fuel for the grist mill.

    Let's Be Careful Out There-Chula Vista Robberies

  • The descent of the Anti-Lebanon we did at a good pace, but it seemed a long time until we landed on the plain Es Sáhará.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • Persian kings never did take any step whatever; and the persons named in Es 1: 14 were the "seven counsellors" (compare Ezr 7: 14) who formed the state ministry.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The "borders" here are equivalent to "rows" (So 1: 10); but here, the King seems to give the finish to her attire, by adding a crown (borders, or circles) of gold studded with silver spots, as in Es 2: 17.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • His program note explains the gyrations: "In L.S.O., L equals the solfège syllable la, which is the note A; S becomes the note that is known as Es pronounced s in German, which is what English speakers call E flat; and O elides with the preceding S to suggest the solfège syllable sol, which is the note G."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Purane Es is half mindless, vengeful jerk and half romantic poet who is forced to obey his father’s wishes.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • THERE was, in the time of Khalifeh, the Prince of the Faithful, Harun Er-Rashid, in the city of Baghdad, a man called Es-Sindibad the Porter.

    Nights 537-566. The Story of Es-Sindibad of the Sea and Es-Sindibad of the Land.

  • He answered me, I know not his condition; but he was a man of the city of Baghdad, called Es-Sindibad of the Sea; and we had cast anchor at one of the islands, where he was lost, and we have had no tidings of him to the present time.

    Nights 537-566. The Third Voyage of Es-Sindibad of the Sea.

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