- education: a course in driver's ed; adult ed.
Origin of ed
- Department of Education.
- Pathology. erectile dysfunction.
- effective dose for 50 percent of the group; the amount of a drug that is therapeutic in 50 percent of the persons or animals in which it is tested.
- a suffix forming the past tense of weak verbs: he crossed the river.
Origin of -ed1
- a suffix forming the past participle of weak verbs (he had crossed the river), and of participial adjectives indicating a condition or quality resulting from the action of the verb (inflated balloons).
Origin of -ed2
- a suffix forming adjectives from nouns: bearded; monied; tender-hearted.
Origin of -ed3
- Eastern Department.
- election district.
- ex dividend.
- executive director.
Examples from the Web for ed
Ed Brooke, the first African-American Senator since Reconstruction, embraced fights with the left and right.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America
January 4, 2015
Cocker became an international star in the late 1960s, showing up everywhere from Woodstock to The Ed Sullivan Show.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker
December 23, 2014
I like all of them, in a way, but I like Scissorhands and Ed Wood.
But, yeah, Beetlejuice, Scissorhands, and Ed Wood are my favorites.
All but Ed Gillespie in Virginia won, and even Gillespie made significant gains among female voters compared to now-Gov.Surprise! The GOP Closed the Gender Gap
December 10, 2014
Dr. Ed was out "on a case" and might not be in until evening.
Dr. Ed stood by and waited while his brother got into his street clothes.
A roast of beef meant a visit, in Dr. Ed's modest-paying clientele.
He had noticed that her lips were rather blue, and had called in Dr. Ed.
Nevertheless, there was no anger in Dr. Ed's mind, only a vague and inarticulate regret.
- plural eds edition
- plural eds editor
- forming the past tense of most English verbs
- forming the past participle of most English verbs
- possessing or having the characteristics ofsalaried; red-blooded
Word Origin and History for ed
past participle suffix of weak verbs, from Old English -ed, -ad. --od (leveled to -ed in Middle English), from Proto-Germanic *-do- (cf. Old High German -ta, German -t, Old Norse -þa, Gothic -da, -þs), from PIE *-to- (cf. Sanskrit -tah, Greek -tos, Latin -tus).
Originally fully pronounced, as still in beloved (which, with blessed, accursed, and a few others retains the full pronunciation through liturgical readings). In 16c.-18c. often written -t when so pronounced (usually after a consonant or short vowel), and still so where a long vowel in the stem is short in the pp. (e.g. crept, slept, etc.). In some older words both forms exist, with different shades of meaning, e.g. gilded/gilt, burned/burnt.
- effective dose
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