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emigrate to leave one country or region, usu. the country of origin, in order to settle in another.
emigration the act or an instance of emigrating. [2 definitions]
emigré one who has emigrated, esp. for political reasons.
Emily Dickinson major U.S. poet who remained largely unpublished and unknown during her lifetime (b.1830--d.1886).
eminence a lofty and respected position or reputation. [3 definitions]
éminence grise (French) a person who wields great power and influence, usu. unofficially or secretly, and sometimes selfishly.
eminent outstanding in position or achievement; prominent; distinguished. [3 definitions]
eminent domain in law, the right of a government to appropriate privately owned land or property for public use, upon payment of compensation to the owner.
emi-nently outstandingly; extraordinarily.
emir a Muslim chieftain or governor. [2 definitions]
emirate the office held by an emir. [2 definitions]
emissary an agent sent to represent, or engage in some activity such as negotiations on behalf of, another person or group, esp. a government.
emission the act of emitting. [2 definitions]
emit to send out or discharge. [3 definitions]
Emmanuel variant of Immanuel.
Emmett Till a young, black American who, at age 14, in 1955, was brutally lynched in Mississippi after being accused of whistling at or otherwise flirting with a white woman.
emoji any of various small pictorial symbols or images that are used in electronic communication such as in text messages or emails to convey an emotion, attitude, wish, opinion, or the like.
emollient making soft; soothing, esp. to the skin. [2 definitions]
emolument profit or compensation from one's position or employment, such as salary or fees.
emote to express or simulate emotion, esp. in an exaggerated or theatrical manner.
emoticon a small icon made of typed keyboard characters used in electronic communication to convey the mood of the writer.