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escapement the part of a mechanical watch or clock that controls the mechanism by the movement of a toothed wheel. [2 definitions]
escape velocity the minimum speed by which an object can become free from the field of gravity of a planet, star, or the like.
escapism the tendency to escape from or avoid reality by absorbing oneself in fantasies or other entertainment.
escarole a variety of endive having broad, frilled leaves, used in salads.
escarpment a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or fault line. [2 definitions]
-escence state, condition, act, or process.
-escent beginning to be; beginning; becoming. [3 definitions]
escheat in law, the reversion of property to the state when there are no heirs. [4 definitions]
escheatable combined form of escheat.
eschew to avoid or forgo; shun.
escort a protective group of persons or vehicles accompanying other persons or vehicles. [5 definitions]
escritoire a writing desk.
escrow a bond or deed, money, property, or the like put into the keeping of a third party for delivery to the intended receiver after specified conditions have been met.
escudo the chief monetary unit of Cape Verde, equaling one hundred centavos. [3 definitions]
esculent fit to eat; edible. [2 definitions]
escutcheon a shield or shield-shaped surface on which a coat of arms is shown. [3 definitions]
Esdras either of two books of the Apocrypha.
-ese pertaining to; residing in; of; from. [4 definitions]
ESE abbreviation of "east-southeast."
Eskimo a member of any of the native peoples of northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and northeastern Siberia; Inuit. [2 definitions]
Eskimo dog any of several medium-sized strong dogs with a thick coat and a wolflike appearance, used in arctic regions for pulling sleds; husky.