Definition of E in English:


(also e)


  • 1The fifth letter of the alphabet.

    1. 1.1Denoting the fifth in a set of items, categories, sizes, etc.
    2. 1.2The fifth-highest class of academic mark.
      ‘in O level about half of those entered obtained D or E grades’
    3. 1.3Chess
      Denoting the fifth file from the left, as viewed from White's side of the board.
    4. 1.4Denoting the lowest-earning socio-economic category for marketing purposes.
  • 2A shape like that of a capital E.

    [in combination] ‘an E-shaped stately home’
  • 3Music
    The third note of the diatonic scale of C major.

    1. 3.1A key based on a scale with E as its keynote.