Definition of "e" [e]

  • The fifth letter of the modern English alphabet. (noun)
  • Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter e. (noun)
  • The fifth in a series. (noun)
  • Something shaped like the letter E. (noun)
  • A grade that indicates failing status. (noun)
  • The fifth letter and second vowel of the modern English alphabet (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in he, bet, or below (noun)

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Use "e" in a sentence
  • "But I could not utter the word, so strong on the other hand, also in the dream, was my conventional awareness: countless inhibitions made the syllables stick in my throat, until, sobbing with anguish, I reached the point where the four letters: f, r, e, e -- crossed the threshold of my consciousness."
  • "It is simply stipulated on the basis of contextual considerations that c* and e* are intended to act as contrasts to c and e."
  • "Crucially, this formula is not understood as ˜e is an event that contains a swim by Ewan™ or as “e is an event in which Ewan is swimming”."