- the fifth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
- any spoken sound represented by the letter E or e, as in met, meet, mere, etc.
- something having the shape of an E.
- a written or printed representation of the letter E or e.
- a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter E or e.
- Education Specialist.
- a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek: Hyades.
Origin of -es1
From the Greek suffix -es
- variant of -s2 in verbs ending in s, z, ch, sh, or post-consonantal y: passes; buzzes; pitches; dashes; studies.
- variant of -s3 in nouns ending in s, z, ch, sh, or post-consonantal y, and in nouns in f with v in the plural: losses; fuzzes; riches; ashes; babies; sheaves.
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Examples from the Web for es
“Es iz a shandeh,” Yudof said and quickly started to translate.Look Who's Talking Yiddish!
July 15, 2011
This is precisely why ES cells can be patented as “inventions.”Does Research Really Need Human Embryos and Cloning?
Dr. Maureen L. Condic
April 16, 2009
There 'e lies and 'es aht of it; and that's where they'd all like to be.The Burning Spear
And somebody else said, "'Es on'y drunk, and wantin' to pench 'is mother."The Christian
Appendice -es: any attached body or small process; an appendix.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
They examined me attentively, and cried aloud all at once, "Es Rey!"Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
"Well, admit, like a man, it's the Mis'es said no and I'll let you off."
- El Salvador (international car registration)
- The symbol for the elementeinsteinium
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- The symbol for einsteinium.
- An irrational number, with a numerical value of 2.718281828459.... It is mathematically defined as the limit of (1 + 1n)n as n grows infinitely large. It is the base of natural logarithms and has many applications in mathematics, especially in expressions involving exponential growth and decay.
- The symbol for energy.
- The symbol for modulus of elasticity.
- A synthetic, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is usually produced by bombarding plutonium or another element with neutrons. It was first isolated in a region near the explosion site of a hydrogen bomb. Its longest-lived isotope is Es 254 with a half-life of 276 days. Atomic number 99; melting point 860°C. See Periodic Table.
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