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eave (usu. pl.) the lower part of a roof projecting beyond the wall of a building.
eavesdrop to listen secretly to others' private conversation.
ebb the retreating or flowing back of a tidal flow from the land to the sea; ebb tide. [4 definitions]
ebb tide the tide in its outgoing phase. (Cf. flood tide.)
ebonite a very hard rubber, capable of being cut and polished, and used in combs, electrical insulators, and other items; vulcanite.
ebonize to blacken, usu. with a stain or paint, so as to cause to resemble ebony.
ebony a hard heavy wood, often black, from various tropical Asian trees. [5 definitions]
e-book a book published in digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device.
EBT abbreviation for "electronic benefits transfer." EBT is a government program that gives money for food and other things to people who need it.
ebullient highly enthusiastic, happily excited, or spirited. [2 definitions]
ebullition a violent outflow, as of emotions or ideas; outburst. [2 definitions]
EC abbreviation of "European Community." (See EEC.)
ec- out.
ecbolic inducing labor or causing abortion by causing or accelerating uterine contractions. [2 definitions]
eccentric not adhering to the recognized or accepted manner, behavior, or thinking; unconventional; peculiar. [5 definitions]
eccentricity an odd or peculiar behavior, habit, interest, or the like. [3 definitions]
ecclesiast a person in the clergy; an ecclesiastic.
Ecclesiastes a book of the Old Testament containing an examination of the meaning of life and advice about human limitations.
ecclesiastic a person in the clergy or in a religious order. [2 definitions]
ecclesiastical of or related to the church and clergy.
Ecclesiasticus a book of instructive proverbs contained in the Douay Bible and the Old Testament Apocrypha.