Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A suffix of French, or more remotely of Latin origin, ultimately the same as -ate and -ed, forming the termination of the perfect passive participle, and indicating the object of an action.
  • noun An eye.
  • noun A diminutive termination, occurring in bootee, goatee, etc. The diminutive force is less obvious in settee, which may be regarded as a diminutive of sett-le.
  • noun A common English digraph, of Middle English origin, having now the sound of “long” e, namely, ē.

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  • interjection Northern England eh
  • noun Scotland An eye.

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  • noun the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication

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  • Scottish dialect for "eye".

    December 6, 2007