et

1
[et]

verb Chiefly North Atlantic, South Midland, and Southern U.S. Nonstandard.

a simple past tense of eat.

Nearby words

  1. estuary,
  2. estuary english,
  3. esu,
  4. esurient,
  5. esuriently,
  6. et al.,
  7. et cetera,
  8. et hoc genus omne,
  9. et seq.,
  10. et seqq.

et

2
[et]

conjunction Latin.

Et

Symbol, Chemistry.

e.t.

electrical transcription.

-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)

E.T.

or ET

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Examples from the Web for et


British Dictionary definitions for et

et

the internet domain name for

Ethiopia

Et

the chemical symbol for

ethyl

ET

abbreviation for

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

-et

suffix forming nouns

small or lesserislet; baronet

Word Origin for -et

from Old French -et, -ete

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