Definition for ent (2 of 2)
Origin of -ent
Examples from the Web for ent
Clem'ent (Justice), a man quite able to discern between fun and crime.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Now if you wil-lin', an' ent too lazy an' sassy, we 'll git 'long somehow.Bayou Folk|Kate Chopin
Ignesc′ent, emitting sparks of fire; Ignif′erous, bearing fire; Ignig′enous, engendered in fire.
Increscent, in-kres′ent, adj. increasing, growing (of the moon).
Gedenkwaardije a antkeningen gedaan door en reisiger, van geghel England, Schottland, ent Irland.
British Dictionary definitions for ent (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for ent (2 of 2)
suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -ent
Word Origin and History for ent
word-forming element making adjectives from nouns or verbs, from French -ent and directly from Latin -entem, present participle ending of verbs in -ere/-ire. Old French changed many to -ant but after c.1500 some of these in English were changed back to what was supposed to be correct Latin.