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essence the inherent qualities that make something what it is; crucial ingredients; central nature. [4 definitions]
Essene a member of an ascetic Jewish sect of mystics that existed from the second century B.C. to the second century A.D.
essential fundamental; necessary; indispensable. [4 definitions]
essentialism the educational doctrine that certain traditional values and skills are necessary elements of society and should be taught to all students.
essentially at the core; when the most important part is considered.
essential oil any rapidly evaporating oil that gives a characteristic odor or flavor to a plant, flower, or fruit, used in making perfumes, flavorings, and the like.
essonite a brown or yellow type of garnet; cinnamon stone.
-est used to form the superlative degree of many adjectives and adverbs.
EST abbreviation of "Eastern Standard Time," the standard time used in the eastern region of the United States, five hours behind Greenwich time.
est.1 abbreviation of "established," found or brought into being on a firm or stable basis.
est.2 abbreviation of "estimated," calculated approximate amount, size, or value of.
establish to found or bring into being on a firm or stable basis. [3 definitions]
establishable combined form of establish.
established church a church that is recognized by law and supported as a state institution by a government; national church.
establishment the act of establishing. [4 definitions]
esta muerto (Spanish) he is dead.
estate a landed property, usu. large and having a sizeable house connected to it. [4 definitions]
estate agency (chiefly British) a business that manages the purchase, sale, or lease of houses and other property; real estate agency.
estate agent (chiefly British) one whose job is to help clients buy, sell, lease, or manage real estate; real estate agent.
esteem to have a high opinion of; respect; honor. [3 definitions]
ester a chemical compound formed by the interaction of an acid and an alcohol.