ed

[ ed ]
/ ɛd /

noun Informal.

education: a course in driver's ed; adult ed.

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decorum

Origin of ed

by shortening

Definition for ed (2 of 9)

Ed
[ ed ]
/ ɛd /

noun

a male given name, form of Edgar or Edward.

Definition for ed (3 of 9)

ED

Pathology. erectile dysfunction.

Definition for ed (4 of 9)

ed.

edited.
plural eds. edition.
plural eds. editor.

Definition for ed (5 of 9)

ED50

Pharmacology.

effective dose for 50 percent of the group; the amount of a drug that is therapeutic in 50 percent of the persons or animals in which it is tested.

Definition for ed (6 of 9)

-ed1

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

Origin of -ed

1
Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade; orig. disputed

Definition for ed (7 of 9)

-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; orig. disputed

Definition for ed (8 of 9)

-ed3

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

Origin of -ed

3
Middle English; Old English -ede

Definition for ed (9 of 9)

E.D.

Eastern Department.
election district.
ex dividend.
executive director.
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British Dictionary definitions for ed (1 of 4)

ed.

abbreviation for

edited
plural eds edition
plural eds editor

British Dictionary definitions for ed (2 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 (3 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 (4 of 4)

-ed3

suffix forming adjectives

possessing or having the characteristics ofsalaried; red-blooded

Word Origin for -ed

Old English -ede
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Medical definitions for ed

ED

abbr.

effective dose
erectile dysfunction
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