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Meaning of EN

Pronunciation:  en

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  half the width of an em

EN is a 2 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: nut
 See Also: em, linear unit, pica, pica em



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En-\
    1. [F. en-, L. in.] A prefix signifying in or into, used in
       many English words, chiefly those borrowed from the
       French. Some English words are written indifferently with
       en-or in-. For ease of pronunciation it is commonly
       changed to em-before p, b, and m, as in employ, embody,
       emmew. It is sometimes used to give a causal force, as in
       enable, enfeeble, to cause to be, or to make, able, or
       feeble; and sometimes merely gives an intensive force, as
       in enchasten. See {In-}.
    2. A prefix from Gr. ? in, meaning in; as, encephalon,
       entomology. See {In-}.
  2. \-en\
    1. A suffix from AS. -an, formerly used to form the plural of
       many nouns, as in ashen, eyen, oxen, all obs. except oxen.
       In some cases, such as children and brethren, it has been
       added to older plural forms.
    2. A suffix corresponding to AS. -en and -on, formerly used
       to form the plural of verbs, as in housen, escapen.
    3. A suffix signifying to make, to cause, used to form verbs
       from nouns and adjectives; as in strengthen, quicken,
       frighten. This must not be confused with -en corresponding
       in Old English to the AS. infinitive ending -an.
    4. [AS. -en; akin to Goth. -eins, L. -inus, Gr. ?.] An
       adjectival suffix, meaning made of; as in golden, leaden,
    5. [AS. -en; akin to Skr. -na.] The termination of the past
       participle of many strong verbs; as, in broken, gotten,
  3. \En\, n. (Print.)
    Half an em, that is, half of the unit of space in measuring
    printed matter. See {Em}.