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How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?
Definition 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 .
Definition for IE (3 of 4)
[ ahy-ee ]
/ ˈaɪˈi /
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.
Origin of i.e.
From Latin id est
Definition for IE (4 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for IE (1 of 4)
the internet domain name for
British Dictionary definitions for IE (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for IE (3 of 4)
suffix forming nouns
a variant of -y 2
British Dictionary definitions for IE (4 of 4)
Word Origin for i.e.
Latin: that is (to say); in other words
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Cultural definitions for IE
An abbreviation for id est, a Latin phrase meaning “that is.” It indicates that an explanation or paraphrase is about to follow: “Many workers expect to put in a forty-hour week — i.e., to work eight hours a day.” (Compare e.g.)
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