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et

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[ 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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Definition for et (2 of 6)

et2
[ et ]
/ ɛt /

conjunction Latin.

and.

Definition for et (3 of 6)

Et

Symbol, Chemistry.

ethyl.

Definition for et (4 of 6)

-et

a noun suffix having properly a diminutive force (now lost in many words): islet; tablet; midget; plummet.
Compare -ette.

Origin of -et

Middle English <Old French -et (masculine), -ette (feminine)

Definition for et (5 of 6)

e.t.

abbreviation

electrical transcription.

Definition for et (6 of 6)

E.T.

or ET


abbreviation

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British Dictionary definitions for et (1 of 4)

et

the internet domain name for

Ethiopia

British Dictionary definitions for et (2 of 4)

Et

the chemical symbol for

ethyl

British Dictionary definitions for et (3 of 4)

ET

abbreviation for

Employment Training: a government scheme offering training in technological and business skills to unemployed people
Egypt (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for et (4 of 4)

-et

suffix forming nouns

small or lesserislet; baronet

Word Origin for -et

from Old French -et, -ete
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