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Alphabetical List of Entries

~ E ~

E, Has two sounds; long, as scêne, and short, as men. E is the most frequent vowel in the English language; for it not only is used like the rest in the beginning or end of words, but has the peculiar quality of lengthening the foregoing vowel, as căn, cāne; măn, māne; găp, gāpe; glăd, glāde; brĕd, brēde; chĭn, chīne; whĭp, wīpe; thĭn, thīne; nŏd, nōde; tŭn, tūne; plŭm, plūme. Yet it sometimes occurs final, where yet the foregoing vowel is not lengthened; as gŏne, knowlĕdge, gĭve. Anciently almost every word ended with e; as for can, canne; for year, yeare; for great, greate; for need, neede; for flock, flocke. It is probable that this e final had at first a soft sound, like the female e of the French; and that afterwards it was in poetry either mute or vocal, as the verse required, 'till at last it became universally silent.

Ea has the sound of e long: the e is commonly lengthened rather by the immediate addition of a than by the apposition of e to the end of the word; as mĕn, mēan; fĕll, fēal; mĕt, mēat; nĕt, nēat.

E
Ea
Each
Ead
Eager
Eagerly
Eagerness
Eagle
Eagle-eyed
Easter
Ee
Egotism
Egotist
Egotize
Ejulation
Elastical
Elasticity
Elastick
Elate (adjective)
Elate (verb)
Elaterium
Elation
Elbow (noun)
Elbow (verb active)
Elbow (verb neuter)
Elbowchair
Elbowroom
Eld
Elder (adjective)
Elder (noun)
Elderly
Elders
Eldership
Eldest
Electre
Electrical
Electricity
Electrick
Eleemosynary
Elegant
Elegantly
Elegiack
Elegy
Element (noun)
Element (verb)
Elemental
Elementarity
Elementary
Elemi
Elench
Elephant
Eleven
Eleventh
Elf (noun)
Elixation
Ellipsis
Elucidate
Enable
Encomium
Encyclopedia
Encyclopedy
Energy
Engage (verb active)
Engage (verb neuter)
Engagement
Engaol
Engarrison
Engel
Engender (verb active)
Engender (verb neuter)
Engine
Engineer
Enginery
Engird
English (adjective)
English (verb)
Enseam
Ensear
Enshield
Enshrine
Ensiform
Envoy
Epigram
Epiphyllospermous
Epiphysis
Epiploce
Episcopacy
 Episcopal
Episcopate
Episode
Episodical
Episodick
Epispastick
Epistle
Epistler
Epistolary
Epitaph
Epithalamium
Epithem
Epithet
Epitome
Epitomise
Epitomiser
Epitomist
Epoch
Epocha
Epode
Epopee
Epulation
Epulotick
Equation
Equation (algebra)
Equation (astronomy)
Ere
Erect (adjective)
Erect (verb active)
Erect (verb neuter)
Erection
Erectness
Eremite
Eremitical
Ereptation
Ereption
Ergot
Eringo
Eristical
Erke
Ermine
Ermined
Erne
Erode
Erogation
Eron
Erosion
Err
Errable
Errableness
Errand
Errant
Errantry
Errata
Erratically
Erratick
Errhine
Erroneous
Erroneously
Erroneousness
Errour
Escargatoire
Escheat (noun)
Eschutcheon
Escort (noun)
Escort (verb)
Escot (noun)
Escot (verb)
Escout
Escritoir
Escuage
Esculent (adjective)
Esculent (noun)
Espalier
Esparcet
Especial
Especially
Esperance
Espial
Esplanade
Espousal
Espousals
Espouse
Espy (verb active)
Espy (verb neuter)
Esquire
Estrich
 Ethical
Ethically
Ethick
Ethicks
Eucrasy
Eugh
Euphonical
Euphony
Euphorbium
Euphrasy
Euroclydon
European
Eurus
Eurythmy
Euthanasia
Euthanasy
Evangely
Evanid
Eventerate
Eventilate
Evergreen (noun)
Eviternal
Eviternity
Evolution
Evomition
Evulgation
Evulsion
Ewe
Ewer
Ex
Eximious
Exinanition
Exist
Existence
Existency
Existent
Existimation
Exit
Exital
Exitious
Exodus
Exody
Exolete
Exsuction
Exsuffolate
Extemporal
Exulcerate
Exulceration
Exulceratory
Exult
Exultance
Exultation
Exundate
Exundation
Exuperable
Exuperance
Exuscitate
Exustion
Exuviae
Ey
Eyas
Eyasmusket
Eye (noun)
Eye (verb active)
Eye (verb neuter)
Eyeball
Eyebright
Eyebrow
Eyedrop
Eyeglance
Eyeglass
Eyeless
Eyelet
Eyelid
Eyeservant
Eyeservice
Eyeshot
Eyesight
Eyesore
Eyespotted
Eyestring
Eyetooth
Eyewink
Eyewitness
Eyre
Eyry

Cite this page: "Alphabetical List of Entries." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?page_id=50.


  1. Wonderful, keep up the good work!

  2. Mike Nightingale on November 18th, 2011 at 11:24 am
  3. Can I help?

  4. Julian Talamantez Brolaski on January 19th, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  5. Proofreading is a big help. If you notice a transcription error, please contact me.

  6. Brandi on January 20th, 2012 at 6:20 am
  7. If time permits, can the words regulate, rule and commerce be added soon? It would be most helpful. Those that discuss the Constitution often reference Johnsons. Thank you.

  8. EE Johnson on February 7th, 2012 at 7:27 am
  9. Brandi on February 7th, 2012 at 8:31 am
  10. I am researching the life of George Ord (1781-1886) of Philadelphia, who is said to have contributed many entries to Johnson’s expanded dictionary (as well as Noah Webster’s first dictionary).

    How may I find out which and how many entries he provided to Johnson’s dictionary.

    Thanks in advance for any help you might provide.

  11. Al Dorof on March 10th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
  12. Al,

    Johnson died in 1784, when Ord was only 3 years old. Any entries linked to Ord which appeared in “Johnson” dictionaries would have been added by later lexicographers (many of whom linked the title of their dictionary to Johnson merely for marketing purposes). I focus on the original dictionary Johnson produced, so I do not know much about post-Johnson additions.

    I was going to suggest looking at the online OED, but I tried searching for George Ord there myself and was unable to find any contributions or sources linked to Ord.

    Sorry that I’m unable to provide any further assistance.

  13. Brandi on March 10th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  14. Would you be able to transcribe “Indubitable”?

  15. Amanda Patchin on April 18th, 2012 at 10:34 am
  16. There is a transcription error in the second sentence under the letter “h”. It should read: ‘the h in English is scarcely “ever” mute’; not “every”
    Thanks.

  17. Felicia Agyepong on July 12th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
  18. Thanks for catching that. It has been fixed both on the “H” entry page and on the alphabet page.

  19. Brandi on July 13th, 2012 at 6:27 am
  20. trouble is it takes half an hour to find a word if not yet transcribed, since if you want ‘time’ you go to ‘T’ and then have to turn some 50 pages, one at a time, to get to to ‘time’. Why not allow one to select a page by number?

  21. Mark on October 25th, 2012 at 1:44 am
  22. Mark,

    go to “Page View.” Under the title “Page View” and above the image and page number are two drop-down boxes – “Select Section” and “Select Page”. If you wanted to find “time,” for instance, you would select “T” from the first box. This causes the “Select Page” box to be filled in with the pages from the “T” section, enabling you to select “Tillyfally – Time.” Press the “Go” button and that page is loaded.

  23. Brandi on October 25th, 2012 at 8:23 am
  24. Do you have a definition of “arms” as in weaponry? This also is significant in interpreting the constitution.

  25. Misha Dennis on November 23rd, 2012 at 1:07 am
  26. Here it is, newly transcribed from page 159: Arms

  27. Brandi on November 23rd, 2012 at 5:42 pm
  28. I wonder is there was a definition for ‘people’ as in The People…did Johnson define that?

  29. Marco Dz on January 17th, 2013 at 1:24 pm
  30. The first of the five definitions under “People (noun)” is “A nation; these who compose a community,” which includes an illustrative quotation from Shakespeare’s Coriolanus: “What is the city but the people? / True the people are the city.” The entry can be found here.

  31. Brandi on January 17th, 2013 at 1:58 pm
  32. Hi, I was searching for one of the most used words in the 18th century: Nature, but it isn’t here. Can it be added?

  33. Deepali on March 20th, 2013 at 8:53 am
  34. Brandi on March 20th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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