Main definitions of e in English

: E1E2E3

E1

(also e)

noun

  • 1The fifth letter of the alphabet.

    1. 1.1Denoting the fifth in a set of items, categories, sizes, etc.
    2. 1.2Chess
      Denoting the fifth file from the left, as viewed from White's side of the board.
    3. 1.3Denoting the lowest-earning socioeconomic 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.

Pronunciation:

E

/ē/

Main definitions of e in English

: E1E2E3

E2

  • 1Earth.

  • 2East or Eastern.

    ‘139° E’
  • 3Easter.

  • 4informal The drug Ecstasy or a tablet of Ecstasy.

  • 5Engineer or engineering.

  • 6English.

  • 7[in combination] Electronic.

    ‘E-commerce’

Physics
  • 1Electric field strength.

  • 2Electromotive force.

  • 3Energy.

    ‘E = mc²’

Pronunciation:

E

/ē/

Main definitions of e in English

: E1E2E3

E3

  • Euro(s)

Pronunciation:

E

/ē/

Main definitions of e in English

: E1E2E3

e

  • 1Chemistry
    An electron.

  • 2Mathematics
    The transcendental number that is the base of Napierian or natural logarithms, approximately equal to 2.71828.

Pronunciation:

e

/ē/