English dictionary


em |ɪm| — a quad with a square body

emaciate |əˈmeɪʃɪˌet| — cause to grow thin or weak

emaciated |ɪˈmeɪʃɪeɪtɪd| — very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

emaciation |ɪˌmeɪsɪˈeɪʃn| — extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

email |ˈiːmeɪl| — (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in

emanate |ˈeməneɪt| — proceed or issue forth, as from a source

emanated |ˈeməˌnetəd| — simple past tense and past participle of emanate

emanation |ˌeməˈneɪʃn| — something that is emitted or radiated (as a gas or an odor or a light, etc.)

emancipate |ɪˈmænsɪpeɪt| — give equal rights to; of women and minorities

emancipated |ɪˈmænsɪpeɪtɪd| — free from traditional social restraints

emancipation |ɪˌmænsɪˈpeɪʃn| — freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child

emancipationist |ɪˌmænsʌˈpeɪʃənɪst| — a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

emancipator  — someone who frees others from bondage

emancipist |ɪˈmænsʌpɪst| — (Australia, historical) In penal colonies of early Australia, a convict who had been pardoned for good conduct; sometimes inclusively a convict whose sentence had completed, though one such was more usually called an expiree.

emarginate  — having a notched tip

emasculate |ɪˈmæskjʊleɪt| — deprive of strength or vigor

emasculated |əˈmæskjuːˌletəd| — (of a male animal) having the testicles removed

emasculation |ɪˌmæskjʊˈleɪʃən| — loss of power and masculinity

embalm |ɪmˈbɑːm| — preserve a dead body

embalming |emˈbɑːmɪŋ| — Present participle of embalm.

embalmment |ɪmˈbɑːmənt| — preservation (of a dead body) by treating with balsams and drugs and other chemicals

embank |emˈbæŋk| — enclose with banks, as for support or protection

embankment |ɪmˈbæŋkmənt| — a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

embarcadero |emˌbɑːrkəˈderəʊ| — (rare) A quay; a wharf.

embargo |ɪmˈbɑːrɡəʊ| — a government order imposing a trade barrier

embark |ɪmˈbɑːrk| — go on board

embarkation |ˌembarˈkeɪʃən| — the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft

embarrass |ɪmˈbærəs| — cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

embarrassed |ɪmˈbærəst| — feeling or caused to feel ill at ease or self-conscious or ashamed

embarrassing |ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ| — hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment

embarrassingly |ɪmˈbærəsɪŋlɪ| — causing embarrassment

embarrassment |ɪmˈbærəsmənt| — the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public

embassy |ˈembəsɪ| — a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work

embattle |əmˈbadl| — fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense

embattled |ɪmˈbætld| — (of a person) beset by difficulties or conflict

embay |emˈbeɪ| — 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, XII, lxii:

embed |ɪmˈbed| — fix or set securely or deeply

embedded |ɪmˈbedɪd| — enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass

embedding |ɪmˈbedɪŋ| — (mathematics) A map which maps a subspace (smaller structure) to the whole space (larger structure).

embellish |ɪmˈbelɪʃ| — add details to

embellished |emˈbelɪʃt| — simple past tense and past participle of embellish

embellishment |ɪmˈbelɪʃmənt| — elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail

ember |ˈembər| — a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering

ember-goose |ˈembəɡuːs| — The great northern loon, Gavia immer.

embezzle |ɪmˈbezl| — appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

embezzlement |ɪmˈbezlmənt| — the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

embezzler |emˈbezələr| — someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use

embitter |ɪmˈbɪtər| — cause to be bitter or resentful

embittered |emˈbɪtərd| — Simple past tense and past participle of embitter.

emblazon |ɪmˈbleɪzn| — decorate with colors

emblem |ˈembləm| — special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

emblematic |ˌembləˈmætɪk| — serving as a visible symbol for something abstract

emblematical |ˌemblɪˈmætɪkəl| — serving as a visible symbol for something abstract

emblematize |emˈbleməˌtaɪz| — To stand as an emblem for; to represent.

embodied |emˈbɑːdɪd| — possessing or existing in bodily form

embodiment |ɪmˈbɑːdɪmənt| — a new personification of a familiar idea

embody |ɪmˈbɑːdɪ| — represent in bodily form

embolden |ɪmˈbəʊldən| — give encouragement to

emboldening |ɪmˈbəʊldənɪŋ| — Present participle of embolden.

embolism |ˈembəlɪzəm| — an insertion into a calendar

embonpoint |ˌɒmbɒnˈpwɑːŋ| — the bodily property of being well rounded

embosom |emˈbʊzəm| — To draw to or into one's bosom; to treasure.

emboss |ɪmˈbɔːs| — raise in a relief

embouchure |ˌɑːmbʊˈʃʊr| — the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly

embowel |əmˈbaʊəl| — To remove the bowels; disembowel.

embower |əmˈbaʊ(ə)r| — enclose in a bower

embrace |ɪmˈbreɪs| — the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

embracery |emˈbreɪsəriː| — (law) An attempt to bribe or illegally influence a jury or member of a jury

embracing |emˈbreɪsɪŋ| — the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

embranchment |emˈbræntʃmʌnt| — A branching forth, as of trees for example.

embrangle |emˈbræŋɡʌl| — make more complicated or confused through entanglements

embrasure |ɪmˈbreɪʒər| — an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through

embrittle |əmˈbrɪdl| — make brittle

embrocate |ˈembrəʊkeɪt| — administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

embrocation |ˌembrəˈkeɪʃn| — a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain

embroider |ɪmˈbrɔɪdər| — decorate with needlework

embroidered |emˌbrɔɪdərd| — simple past tense and past participle of embroider

embroidery |ɪmˈbrɔɪdərɪ| — elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail

embroil |ɪmˈbrɔɪl| — force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

embroilment |ɪmˈbrɔɪlmənt| — an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation

embrown |ɪmˈbræʊn| — cause to darken

embryo |ˈembrɪəʊ| — (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium

embryology |ˌembrɪˈɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

embryonic |ˌembrɪˈɑːnɪk| — of an organism prior to birth or hatching

embus |ɪmˈbʌs| — to put (troops) onto a bus

emcee |emˈsiː| — a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

emend |ɪˈmend| — make improvements or corrections to

emendate |ˈiːmənˌdeɪt| — (obsolete) emended, corrected, restored

emendation |ˌiːmenˈdeɪʃn| — a correction by emending; a correction resulting from critical editing

emended |ɪˈmendɪd| — improved or corrected by critical editing

emerald |ˈemərəld| — a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone

emerge |ɪˈmɜːrdʒ| — come out into view, as from concealment

emerged |ˌɪˈmɜːdʒd| — simple past tense and past participle of emerge.

emergence |ɪˈmɜːrdʒəns| — the gradual beginning or coming forth

emergency |ɪˈmɜːrdʒənsɪ| — a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action

emergent |ɪˈmɜːrdʒənt| — occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action

emerging |ɪˈmɜrdʒɪŋ| — coming to maturity

emeritus |ɪˈmerɪtəs| — a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties

emersion |ɪˈmɜːrʒən| — (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse

emery |ˈemərɪ| — a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)

emery-cloth |ˈemərɪklɒθ| — An abrasive material, like sandpaper, made by gluing grains of emery to a cloth or paper surface.

emery-paper |ˈemərɪˌpeɪpə| — An abrasive material, like sandpaper, made by gluing grains of emery to a cloth or paper surface.

emetic |ɪˈmetɪk| — a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

emetine |ˈemɪtiːn| — A white crystalline bitter alkaloid extracted from ipecacuanha root, and regarded as its peculiar emetic principle.

emeu |ˈiːmjuː| — Obsolete form of emu.

emigrant |ˈemɪɡrənt| — someone who leaves one country to settle in another

emigrate |ˈemɪɡreɪt| — leave one's country of residence for a new one

emigrating |ˈeməˌɡretɪŋ| — Present participle of emigrate.

emigration |ˌemɪˈɡreɪʃn| — migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)

emigre |ˈeməˌɡre| — someone who leaves one country to settle in another

eminence |ˈemɪnəns| — high status importance owing to marked superiority

eminency  — prominence or relative importance

eminent |ˈemɪnənt| — standing above others in quality or position

eminently |ˈemɪnəntlɪ| — in an eminent manner

emir |eˈmɪr| — an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)

emissary |ˈemɪserɪ| — someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else

emission |ɪˈmɪʃn| — the act of emitting; causing to flow forth

emissive |əˈmɪsɪv| — Of, pertaining to, or having the capacity to emit radiation or matter; emitting

emit |ɪˈmɪt| — expel (gases or odors)

emitted |eˈmɪtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of emit

emitter |əˈmɪdər| — the electrode in a transistor where electrons originate

emitting |eˈmɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of emit.

emmet |ˈemət| — social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers

emolliate  — To soften; to render effeminate.

emollient |ɪˈmɑːlɪənt| — toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin

emolument |ɪˈmɑːljʊmənt| — compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)

emote |ɪˈməʊt| — give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role

emotion |ɪˈməʊʃn| — any strong feeling

emotional |ɪˈməʊʃənl| — (of persons) excessively affected by emotion

emotionalism |ɪˈməʊʃnəlɪzm| — emotional nature or quality

emotionality |ɪˌməʊʃəˈnælɪtiː| — emotional nature or quality

emotionally |ɪˈməʊʃənəlɪ| — in an emotional manner

emotive |ɪˈməʊtɪv| — characterized by emotion

empale |ɪmˈpeɪl| — pierce with a sharp stake or point

empanel |ɪmˈpænl| — enter into a list of prospective jurors

empathetic |ˌempəˈθetɪk| — showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states

empathic |emˈpaθɪk| — showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states

empathize |ˈempəθaɪz| — be understanding of

empathy |ˈempəθɪ| — understanding and entering into another's feelings

empennage |ˌɑːmpəˈnɑːʒ| — the rear part of an aircraft

emperor |ˈempərər| — the male ruler of an empire

emphases |ˈemfəˌsɪz| — plural form of emphasis

emphasis |ˈemfəsɪs| — special importance or significance

emphasize |ˈemfəsaɪz| — to stress, single out as important

emphasized |ˈemfəˌsaɪzd| — spoken with emphasis

emphasizing |ˈemfəˌsaɪzɪŋ| — the act of giving special importance or significance to something

emphatic |ɪmˈfætɪk| — spoken with emphasis

emphatically |ɪmˈfætɪklɪ| — without question and beyond doubt

emphysema |ˌemfɪˈsiːmə| — an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age

empire |ˈempaɪər| — the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised

empiric |əmˈpɪrɪk| — relying on medical quackery

empirical |ɪmˈpɪrɪkl| — derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

empirically |ɪmˈpɪrɪklɪ| — in an empirical manner

empiricism |ɪmˈpɪrɪsɪzəm| — (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience

empiricist |ɪmˈpɪrɪsɪst| — a philosopher who subscribes to empiricism

emplacement |ɪmˈpleɪsmənt| — military installation consisting of a prepared position for siting a weapon

emplane |emˈpleɪn| — board a plane

employ |ɪmˈplɔɪ| — the state of being employed or having a job

employable |ɪmˈplɔɪəbl| — a person who is qualified and ready to work

employe |ɑːmˈplɔɪeɪ| — Alternative spelling of employee.

employed |emˌplɔɪd| — put to use

employee |ɪmˈplɔɪiː| — a worker who is hired to perform a job

employer |ɪmˈplɔɪər| — a person or firm that employs workers

employment |ɪmˈplɔɪmənt| — the state of being employed or having a job

empoison |emˈpɔɪzən| — 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, X, lxv:And with empoison'd cups our souls beguiles,

empoisoned  — simple past tense and past participle of empoison

empoisoning  — Present participle of empoison.

emporium |emˈpɔːrɪəm| — a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain

empower |ɪmˈpaʊər| — give or delegate power or authority to

empowered |ˌɪmˈpaʊərd| — invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter

empowering |ˌɪmˈpaʊərɪŋ| — Present participle of empower.

empowerment |ɪmˈpaʊərmənt| — the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

empress |ˈemprəs| — a woman emperor or the wife of an emperor

emprise |emˈpraɪz| — (archaic) An enterprise or endeavor, especially a quest or adventure.

emptied |ˈemptɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of empty

empties |ˈemptɪz| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of empty

emptiness |ˈemptɪnəs| — the state of containing nothing

empty |ˈemptɪ| — a container that has been emptied

empty-handed |ˌemptɪ ˈhændɪd| — having acquired or gained nothing

empty-headed |ˌemptɪ ˈhedɪd| — lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

emptying |ˈemptɪɪŋ| — the act of removing the contents of something

emptyings |ˈemptɪɪŋz| — plural form of emptying

empurple |əmˈpərpəl| — color purple

empurpled |ɪmˈpɜːpəld| — excessively elaborate or showily expressed

empyreal |emˈpɪriːəl| — inspiring awe

empyrean |ˌempaɪˈriːən| — the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

emu |ˈiːmjuː| — any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism

emulate |ˈemjʊleɪt| — strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

emulating |ˈemjəˌletɪŋ| — Present participle of emulate.

emulation |ˌemjʊˈleɪʃn| — ambition to equal or excel

emulative |ˈemjʊlətɪv| — Having a tendency to emulate others; imitative

emulgent  — Of a straining or purifying process

emulous |ˈemjʊləs| — eager to surpass others

emulsify |ɪˈmʌlsɪfaɪ| — cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion

emulsion |ɪˈmʌlʃn| — (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids

emulsive |ɪˈmʌlsɪv| — That yields an emulsion (a milk-like substance)

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