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English definition of “E, e”

E, e

noun uk   // (plural Es, E's or es) us  

E, e noun (LETTER)

[C or U] the fifth letter of the English alphabetLetters of alphabetsLettering and alphabets

E, e noun (MUSIC)

[C or U] a note in Western music: The piece is in (the key of) E. The bottom string on a guitar is an E.Notes of the musical scale

E, e noun (MARK)

[C or U] mainly UK a mark in an exam or for a piece of work that shows the work is considered to be very bad: You might have to take the course again if you get many more Es.Marks and results [C] US a mark in an examination or for a piece of work that shows the work is considered to be excellentMarks and results

E, e noun (EAST)

[U] written abbreviation for east nounPoints of the compassDirection of motion

E, e noun (DRUG)

[C or U] informal abbreviation for ecstasySpecific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugs

E, e

adjective uk   // us  

E, e adjective (EAST)

written abbreviation for east adjective or easternPoints of the compassDirection of motion
(Definition of E, e from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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