Other definitions for -ie (2 of 4)
The noun-forming suffix -ie, originally the Scottish spelling of -y2, first appears about 1400 in pet names and has spread into general usage. It is used to form words that are usually informal (birdie, doggie), and to form endearing or familiar names (Millie, Susie) or familiar diminutives (sweetie).
- Also -y .
Other definitions for i.e. (3 of 4)
that is; that is to say; in other words: They spent their last day at camp enjoying their two favorite activities, i.e., swimming and ziplining.Our writers do a lot of research to avoid anachronisms—i.e., those errors that confuse the times of our stories with later times in history.
Other definitions for I.E. (4 of 4)
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How to use IE in a sentence
Possible Summer Happening: There will be a “Song of the Summer,” put out by a 19-year-old pop starlet whose name ends in -IE.
One-third of all Egyptians who work for wages (IE, excluding peasant farmers) work for the state, directly or indirectly.
Maybe I just needed more time for IE to start feeling familiar.Can Microsoft Come Back? Dan Lyons’s Month Without Apple and Google | Dan Lyons | April 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Which leaves... (3) "All instrumentalities of national power," IE, covert operations.Obama's Eye for an Eye: Jerusalem for No Iranian Nukes | David Frum | March 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Top of the agenda: the government (IE taxpayer) pumping $100bn into their balance sheets in return for a temporary equity stake.
IE raconteray seulement ce qu' mon advis on orroit plus volontiers.
IE ne say s'il y eust aucun qui fermast l'œil de toute cette nuit.
IE leur promis d'ainsy le faire, et n'en attends que les moyens.
IE leur donnay quelques croix et quelques images, leur en donnant apprehender ce que je pouvois.
IE ne veux rememorer ce que i'ay crit en mon Histoire de la Nouvelle-France, livre 4.
British Dictionary definitions for ie (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for IE (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for -ie (3 of 4)
a variant of -y 2
British Dictionary definitions for i.e. (4 of 4)
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Cultural definitions for i.e.
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