[ et ]
/ ɛt /
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verb Nonstandard: Chiefly North Atlantic, South Midland, and Southern U.S.
a simple past tense of eat.
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[ et ]
/ ɛt /
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a noun suffix having properly a diminutive force (now lost in many words): chalet; islet; owlet; tablet.
Origin of -et
Middle English, from Old French -et (masculine), -ette (feminine)
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How to use et in a sentence
The automatic brake valve is of the rotary valve type and is the same valve as used with the E-T equipment.The Traveling Engineers' Association|Anonymous
Although he had been master of the ship that had first remarked E-T, he hadn't set foot upon its surface.
I sucked in great gulps of E-T's air and found it consistently comfortable in my lungs.
I figure I'd better give E-T a full twenty-six hour rotation interval to come up with something before the next step.
In Maricopa my forms ran: name', wildcat; nam·e-t or nam·et xat-ekyulyk, mountain lion; xat-ekwily(k) or xat-ekuly, wolf.Seven Mohave Myths|A. L. Kroeber
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the internet domain name for
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the chemical symbol for
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Employment Training: a government scheme offering training in technological and business skills to unemployed people
Egypt (international car registration)
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suffix forming nouns
small or lesserislet; baronet
Word Origin for -et
from Old French -et, -ete
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