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

  • n. Informal Education: driver's ed; adult ed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • abbr. edition
  • abbr. editor
  • abbr. education (uncountable)
  • n. Education. Often used in set phrases such as phys ed, driver's ed, special ed, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An abbreviation of editor; of edition.
  • A prefix now obsolete or occurring unfelt in a few words, meaning ‘again, back, re-,’ as in edgrow, edgrowth, ednew. See eddish, eddy.
  • An element in proper names of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning originally ‘property’ (in Anglo-Saxon, ‘prosperity’ or ‘happiness’), as Edward, Anglo-Saxon Eádweard, protector of property; Edwin, Anglo-Saxon Eádwine, gainer or friend of property.
  • The regular formative of the preterit or past tense, and the perfect participle, respectively, of English “weak” verbs: suffixes of different origin (see etymology), but now identical in form and phonetic relations, and so conveniently treated together.

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

  • n. impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis

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