English dictionary


em |ɪm| — a quad with a square body

emaciate |əˈmeɪʃiˌet| — cause to grow thin or weak

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

emaciation |ɪˌmeɪsiˈeɪʃn| — 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

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

emarginate  — having a notched tip

emasculate |iˈmæskjuleɪt| — 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

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

embargo |ɪmˈbɑːrɡoʊ| — 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 |ɪmˈbærəsɪŋli| — causing embarrassment

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

embassy |ˈembəsi| — 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

embed |ɪmˈbed| — fix or set securely or deeply

embedded |ɪmˈbedɪd| — enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass

embellish |ɪmˈbelɪʃ| — add details to

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

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

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

embodied |emˈbɑːdid| — possessing or existing in bodily form

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

embody |ɪmˈbɑːdi| — represent in bodily form

embolden |ɪmˈboʊldən| — give encouragement to

embolism |ˈembəlɪzəm| — an insertion into a calendar

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

emboss |ɪmˈbɔːs| — raise in a relief

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

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

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

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

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 |əmˈbridl| — make brittle

embrocate |ˈembroʊkeɪt| — 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

embroidery |ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri| — 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 |ˈembrioʊ| — (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium

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

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

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

emend |iˈmend| — make improvements or corrections to

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 |iˈmɜːrdʒ| — come out into view, as from concealment

emergence |iˈmɜːrdʒəns| — the gradual beginning or coming forth

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

emergent |iˈmɜːrdʒənt| — occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action

emerging |ɪˈmɜrdʒɪŋ| — coming to maturity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

eminently |ˈemɪnəntli| — in an eminent manner

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

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

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

emit |iˈmɪt| — expel (gases or odors)

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

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

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

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

emotion |ɪˈmoʊʃn| — any strong feeling

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

emotionalism |ˌɪˈmoʃənəˌlɪzəm| — emotional nature or quality

emotionality |ɪˌmoʊʃəˈnælɪtiː| — emotional nature or quality

emotionally |ɪˈmoʊʃənəli| — in an emotional manner

emotive |iˈmoʊtɪv| — 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 |ɛmˈpaθɪk| — showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states

empathize |ˈempəθaɪz| — be understanding of

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

empennage |ˌɑːmpəˈnɑːʒ| — the rear part of an aircraft

emperor |ˈempərər| — the male ruler of an empire

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 |ɪmˈfætɪkli| — 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 |əmˈpirik| — relying on medical quackery

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

empirically |ɪmˈpɪrɪkli| — 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

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

emporium |emˈpɔːriəm| — 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

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

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

emptiness |ˈemptinəs| — the state of containing nothing

empty |ˈempti| — 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 |ˈemptiɪŋ| — the act of removing the contents of something

empurple |əmˈpərpəl| — color purple

empurpled |ɪmˈpɝːpəld| — 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 |ˌiː em ˈjuː| — any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism

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

emulation |ˌemjuˈleɪʃn| — ambition to equal or excel

emulous |ˈemyələs| — 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