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E layer a thick layer of ions located at a height of about sixty to ninety miles in the E region of the earth's outer atmosphere and having the ability to deflect radio waves.
elbow the bend or joint between the human upper arm and forearm, or the bony projection at this bend. [6 definitions]
elbow grease (informal) vigorous physical exertion, as in doing work.
elbowroom enough space or scope to move around in freely.
elder1 a comparative of "old." [7 definitions]
elder2 any of various shrubs or small trees that bear clusters of small white flowers and red or blackish berrylike fruits.
elderberry the red or blackish fruit of the elder, often used for wine or jam. [2 definitions]
elderly aging or rather old.
elder statesman a retired, usu. elderly statesman whose advice is sought by government leaders. [2 definitions]
eldest a superlative of "old."
El Dorado a legendary South American destination of early Spanish explorers seeking gold and riches. [2 definitions]
Eleanor Roosevelt civil rights activist, diplomat, and First Lady to President Franklin Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945; born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (b.1884--d.1962).
Eleatic of or pertaining to an ancient Greek school of philosophy that developed a systematic method of inquiry, esp. into the illusory character of plurality, movement, and change. [2 definitions]
elect to select through the process of voting. [8 definitions]
electable combined form of elect.
election the process of selecting a person for office by voting. [2 definitions]
electioneer to campaign on behalf of a political candidate, party, or issue.
elective pertaining to election by voting. [5 definitions]
elector one who may participate in an election; qualified voter. [2 definitions]
electoral of or concerning electors or an election. [2 definitions]
electoral college a body of people chosen to officially elect the President and Vice President of the United States, based on the popular vote in each state.