-ed

1

a suffix forming the past tense of weak verbs: he crossed the river.

Words nearby -ed

Origin of -ed

1
Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade; orig. disputed

Definition for -ed (2 of 3)

-ed2

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 -ed

2
Old English -ed, -od, -ad; orig. disputed

Definition for -ed (3 of 3)

-ed3

a suffix forming adjectives from nouns: bearded; monied; tender-hearted.

Origin of -ed

3
Middle English; Old English -ede
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British Dictionary definitions for -ed (1 of 3)

-ed1

suffix

forming the past tense of most English verbs

Word Origin for -ed

Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade

British Dictionary definitions for -ed (2 of 3)

-ed2

suffix

forming the past participle of most English verbs

Word Origin for -ed

Old English -ed, -od, -ad

British Dictionary definitions for -ed (3 of 3)

-ed3

suffix forming adjectives

possessing or having the characteristics ofsalaried; red-blooded

Word Origin for -ed

Old English -ede
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