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noun Informal.
education: a course in driver's ed; adult ed.
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Origin of ed

By shortening

Other definitions for ed (2 of 8)

Ed
[ ed ]
/ ɛd /

noun
a male given name, form of Edgar or Edward.

Other definitions for ed (3 of 8)

ED

Pathology. erectile dysfunction.

Other definitions for ed (4 of 8)

-ed1

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

Origin of -ed

1
Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade; origin disputed

Other definitions for ed (5 of 8)

-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; origin disputed

Other definitions for ed (6 of 8)

-ed3

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

Origin of -ed

3
Middle English; Old English -ede

Other definitions for ed (7 of 8)

ed.

abbreviation
edited.
plural eds. edition.
plural eds. editor.
education.

Other definitions for ed (8 of 8)

E.D.

abbreviation
Eastern Department.
election district.
ex dividend.
executive director.
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How to use ed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ed (1 of 4)

-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 4)

-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 4)

-ed3

suffix forming adjectives
possessing or having the characteristics ofsalaried; red-blooded

Word Origin for -ed

Old English -ede

British Dictionary definitions for ed (4 of 4)

ed.

abbreviation for
edited
plural eds edition
plural eds editor
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