the letter M, m.
the square of any size of type used as the unit of measurement for matter printed in that type size.
(originally) the portion of a line of type occupied by the letter M in type of the same size.
Other definitions for 'em (2 of 7)
them: Put 'em down there.
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Other definitions for E.M. (7 of 7)
Engineer of Mines.
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How to use em in a sentence
He could, as a fallback, partner well with Big Squish-em, Dis-em Chris.
If only Tupac was alive to see one of our finest actresses shakin’ what her mama gave her to “Hit ‘em Up.”Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory | Marlow Stern | September 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I do feel for ‘em, but you can’t take some down here and there.The Movie Nudity Maestro: Jim McBride on 15 Years of Mr. Skin and That Scarlett Johansson Scene | Marlow Stern | August 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You’d get in a fight with somebody at a bar and it was totally cool to walk out and shoot ‘em.Michael C. Hall on Where ‘Dexter’ Went Wrong and His New Killer Role in ‘Cold in July’ | Melissa Leon | May 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You tell ‘em this in New York: Not never no cover at Benny’s!The Cradle of Jazz, Blues and Gospel Endlessly Rocking | Jason Berry | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sick allers ez took care on among them, they sed, 's long uz enny on em hez got a thing left.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
There are three there, Bill, with a jolly large blue unicorn and a gold pitchfork on em, which is the old ladys arms.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
Coals!what would he do with coals?Toast his cheese with em, and then come back for more.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
Theres too many of em trying to keep their hands clean, an livin above their means.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
And all the fal-lals and di-does they larn em in high school now doesnt amount to a row of pins in practical life.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for em (1 of 3)
Also called: mutton, mut the square of a body of any size of type, used as a unit of measurement
Also called: pica em, pica a unit of measurement used in printing, equal to one sixth of an inch
British Dictionary definitions for 'em (2 of 3)
an informal variant of them