English dictionary


eta |ˌiː tiː ˈeɪ| — a terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party; want to create an independent homeland in Spain's western Pyrenees

etcetera |etˈsetərə| — additional unspecified odds and ends; more of the same

etch |etʃ| — make an etching of

etcher |ˈetʃər| — someone who etches

etching |ˈetʃɪŋ| — an impression made from an etched plate

eternal |ɪˈtɜːrnl| — continuing forever or indefinitely

eternalize |ɪˈtɜːrˌnlaɪz| — make famous forever

eternally |ɪˈtɜːrnəli| — for a limitless time

eternity |ɪˈtɜːrnəti| — time without end

eternize |ɪˈtɜːrnaɪz| — cause to continue indefinitely

ethane |ˈiːθeɪn| — a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel

ethanol |ˈeθənɔːl| — the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline

ether |ˈiːθər| — the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies

ethereal |iˈθɪriəl| — characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

etherize |ˈiːθəˌraɪz| — anesthetize with ether

ethernet |ˈiːθərnet| — a type of network technology for local area networks; coaxial cable carries radio frequency signals between computers at a rate of 10 megabits per second

ethic |ˈeθɪk| — the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group

ethical |ˈeθɪkl| — adhering to ethical and moral principles

ethically |ˈeθɪkli| — in an ethical manner; from an ethical point of view; according to ethics

ethicist |ˈeθəsəst| — a philosopher who specializes in ethics

ethics |ˈeθɪks| — motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

Ethiopian |ˌiːθɪˈoʊpɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia

ethmoid |ˈeθmɔɪd| — one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity

ethnic |ˈeθnɪk| — a person who is a member of an ethnic group

ethnical |ˈeθnɪkəl| — denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

ethnically |ˈeθnɪkli| — with respect to ethnicity

ethnicity |eθˈnɪsəti| — an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

ethnocentric |ˌeθnoʊˈsentrɪk| — centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one's own

ethnocentrism |ˌeθnoʊˈsentrɪzəm| — belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group

ethnographer |eθˈnɒɡrəfər| — an anthropologist who does ethnography

ethnographic |ˌeθnəˈɡræfɪk| — of or relating to ethnography

ethnographical |ˌeθnəʊˈɡræfɪkəl| — of or relating to ethnography

ethnography |eθˈnɑːɡrəfi| — the branch of anthropology that provides scientific description of individual human societies

ethnologic |ˌeθnəʊˈlɒdʒɪk| — of or relating to ethnology

ethnological |ˌeθnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to ethnology

ethnology |eθˈnɑːlədʒi| — the branch of anthropology that deals with the division of humankind into races and with their origins and distribution and distinctive characteristics

ethology |eˈθɑːlədʒi| — the branch of zoology that studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats

ethos |ˈiːθɑːs| — (anthropology) the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era

ethyl |ˈeθɪl| — the univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5 derived from ethane by the removal of one hydrogen atom

etiolate |ˈiːtiːəleɪt| — make weak by stunting the growth or development of

etiological  — of or relating to the philosophical study of causation

etiology |ˌitiˈɑːlədʒi| — the cause of a disease

etiquette |ˈetɪket| — rules governing socially acceptable behavior

etna |ˈetnə| — an inactive volcano in Sicily; last erupted in 1961; the highest volcano in Europe (10,500 feet)

Etonian |iːˈtoʊniən| — a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Eton College

Etruscan |ɪˈtrʌskən| — a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC)

etude |ˈeɪtjuːd| — a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity

etui |etui| — small ornamental ladies' bag for small articles

etymological |ˌetɪməˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — based on or belonging to etymology

etymologist |ˌetɪˈmɒlədʒɪst| — a lexicographer who specializes in etymology

etymologize |etəˈmɑːlədʒaɪz| — give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)

etymology |ˌetɪˈmɑːlədʒi| — a history of a word

etymon |ˈetɪmɑːn| — a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes