• (letter name) IPA: /iː/
  • (phoneme) IPA: /ɛ/, /iː/, /ɪ/, /ə/, /eɪ/
  1. Letter of the English alphabet

e (plural ees)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter E
  2. (mathematics) the base of the natural logarithm, 2.718281828459045…
  • French: e
  • German: e
  • Portuguese: é
  • Russian: и
  • Spanish: e

  • (phoneme) IPA: /ɛ/, /iː/ or silent
  • (letter name) IPA: /iː/
  • (Chinese state) IPA: /ə/
  1. Letter of the English alphabet
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 3, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      On several occasions, indeed, he did learn E, F, G, H, but by the time he knew them, it was always discovered that he had forgotten A, B, C, and D.
Proper noun
  1. Abbreviation of Europe#English|Europe.
  2. Abbreviation of Hubei#English|Hubei.

e (plural es)

  1. (slang) The illicit drug ecstasy (MDMA), particularly in pill form.
  2. (especially, in LGBT contexts) The hormone estrogen/estradiol. (Contrast T, testosterone.) C en
  3. The grade below D in some grading systems. In most such systems, it is a failing grade.
    • 1999, Julian Stallabrass, High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s, Verso, ISBN 1859843182, page 25,
      In line with this, he is marketed not only as a mental innocent, but as a class primitive, someone who only got an E in A-level art […]
    • a2003, Rick, quoted in Linda MacDowell, Redundant Masculinities?: Employment Change and White Working Class Youth, Blackwell Publishing (2003), ISBN 1405105860, page 198,
      My results weren’t that great, to be honest. I weren’t right happy with them; I got an E in Maths and that were a surprise, but I did get a B in Technology – that were all right.
    • 2005, S. J. Smith, Joe Public, Virtualbookworm Publishing, ISBN 1589397681, page 125,
      Not really, but perhaps I’d have got an ‘E’ in Tech Drawing no matter how much I’d asserted myself. Maybe Mr. Pinkerton would have seen to it that my exam paper was tampered with. A spot of teacher to student revenge.
    • 2005, Craig Taylor, Light, Reverb, ISBN 1905315007, page 103,
      But she didn’t get the bit about my accidental artistic career, “But you can’t draw love. You got an E in your exam. I remember that. You drew that onion that looked like a boil.”
  4. Abbreviation of episode#English|episode. installment of a series
    The pilot episode is S01E01.
  • French: Hebrew
Proper noun
  1. (abbreviation) Hubei province, China
  2. (history) A state in ancient China of varying location in present-day Shanxi, Henan, and Hubei.
  3. (history) Its capital, also known as Echeng and Ezhou.
  4. Surname
Proper noun
  1. A Tai-Chinese mixed language spoken primarily in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Guangxi, China; Kjang E.
Proper noun
  1. A river in the Highlands of Scotland.

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