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en         
      n     (Printing)   a unit of measurement, half the width of an em,   (Also called)   

nut

  
   See also       ennage  


Aix-en-Provence     (French)  
      n   a city and spa in SE France: the medieval capital of Provence. Pop.: 126854 (1990),   (Also called)    Aix  
Chou En-lai   , Zhou En Lai  
      n   1898--1976, Chinese Communist statesman; foreign minister of the People's Republic of China (1949--58) and premier (1949--76)  
e'en  
      adv  
      n  
Poetic or archaic   a contraction of even2 and evening  
EN     (in Britain)  
      abbrev. for  
1    enrolled nurse  
2    English Nature  
en-   [1]   , em-  
      prefix forming verbs  
1    from nouns  
a    put in or on  
entomb, enthrone     
b    go on or into  
enplane     
c    surround or cover with  
enmesh     
d    furnish with  
empower     
2    from adjectives and nouns   cause to be in a certain condition  
enable, encourage, enrich, enslave     
     (via Old French from Latin in- in-2)  
en-   [2]   , em-  
      prefix forming nouns and adjectives   in; into; inside  
endemic     
     (from Greek (often via Latin); compare in-1, in-2)  
-en   [1]  
      suffix forming verbs from adjectives and nouns   cause to be; become; cause to have  
blacken, heighten     
     (Old English -n-, as in fæst-n-ian to fasten, of common Germanic origin; compare Icelandic fastna)  
-en   [2]  
      suffix forming adjectives from nouns   of; made of; resembling  
ashen, earthen, wooden     
     (Old English -en; related to Gothic -eins, Latin -inus -ine1)  
en attendant     (French)  
      adv   in the mean time; while waiting  
en bloc     (French)  
      adv   in a lump or block; as a body or whole; all together  
en brochette     (French)  
      adj  
      adv   (esp. of meat) roasted or grilled on a skewer  
     (literally: on a skewer)  
en brosse     (French)  
      adj  
      adv   (of the hair) cut very short so that the hair stands up stiffly  
     (literally: in the style of a brush)  
en clair     (French)  
      adv  
      adj   in ordinary language; not in cipher  
     (literally: in clear)  
en dash   , rule  
      n     (Printing)   a dash (--) one en long  
en face     (French)  
      adj  
1    facing forwards  
2    opposite; facing  
en famille     (French)  
      adv  
1    with one's family; at home  
2    in a casual way; informally  
en fête     (French)  
      adv  
1    dressed for a festivity  
2    engaged in a festivity  
     (C19: literally: in festival)  
en garde     (French)  
      interj  
1    on guard; a call to a fencer to adopt a defensive stance in readiness for an attack or bout  
      adj  
2    (of a fencer) in such a stance  
en masse     (French)  
      adv   in a group, body, or mass; as a whole; all together  
     (C19: from French)  
en passant     (French)  
      adv   in passing: in chess, said of capturing a pawn that has made an initial move of two squares to its fourth rank, bypassing the square where an enemy pawn on its own fifth rank could capture it. The capture is made as if the captured pawn had moved one square instead of two  
     (C17: from French)  
en pension     (French)  
      adv   in lodgings with all meals provided  
en plein     (French)  
      adj   postpositive  
      adv   (of a gambling bet) placed entirely on a single number, etc.  
     (from French: in full)  
en prise     (French)  
      adj   postpositive  
      adv   (of a chess piece) exposed to capture  
     (C19: from French; see prize1)  
en rapport     (French)  
      adj   postpositive,  
      adv   in sympathy, harmony, or accord  
en route     (French)  
      adv   on or along the way; on the road  
     (C18: from French)  
en suite     (French)  
      adv   as part of a set; forming a unit  
a hotel room with bathroom en suite     
     (C19: literally: in sequence)  
levy en masse  
      n   the conscription of the civilian population in large numbers in the face of impending invasion,   (Also called)    levée en masse     (French)  
mise en scène     (French)  
      n  
1   
a    the arrangement of properties, scenery, etc., in a play  
b    the objects so arranged; stage setting  
2    the environment of an event  
ta'en  
      vb      a poetic contraction of       taken  
Zhou En Lai  
      n      the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for       Chou En-lai  
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EN            (in Britain)  
      abbrev. for  
1    enrolled nurse  
2    English Nature  


Aix-en-Provence     (French)  
      n   a city and spa in SE France: the medieval capital of Provence. Pop.: 126854 (1990),   (Also called)    Aix  
Chou En-lai   , Zhou En Lai  
      n   1898--1976, Chinese Communist statesman; foreign minister of the People's Republic of China (1949--58) and premier (1949--76)  
e'en  
      adv  
      n  
Poetic or archaic   a contraction of even2 and evening  
en  
      n     (Printing)   a unit of measurement, half the width of an em,   (Also called)    nut      See also       ennage  
en-   [1]   , em-  
      prefix forming verbs  
1    from nouns  
a    put in or on  
entomb, enthrone     
b    go on or into  
enplane     
c    surround or cover with  
enmesh     
d    furnish with  
empower     
2    from adjectives and nouns   cause to be in a certain condition  
enable, encourage, enrich, enslave     
     (via Old French from Latin in- in-2)  
en-   [2]   , em-  
      prefix forming nouns and adjectives   in; into; inside  
endemic     
     (from Greek (often via Latin); compare in-1, in-2)  
-en   [1]  
      suffix forming verbs from adjectives and nouns   cause to be; become; cause to have  
blacken, heighten     
     (Old English -n-, as in fæst-n-ian to fasten, of common Germanic origin; compare Icelandic fastna)  
-en   [2]  
      suffix forming adjectives from nouns   of; made of; resembling  
ashen, earthen, wooden     
     (Old English -en; related to Gothic -eins, Latin -inus -ine1)  
en attendant     (French)  
      adv   in the mean time; while waiting  
en bloc     (French)  
      adv   in a lump or block; as a body or whole; all together  
en brochette     (French)  
      adj  
      adv   (esp. of meat) roasted or grilled on a skewer  
     (literally: on a skewer)  
en brosse     (French)  
      adj  
      adv   (of the hair) cut very short so that the hair stands up stiffly  
     (literally: in the style of a brush)  
en clair     (French)  
      adv  
      adj   in ordinary language; not in cipher  
     (literally: in clear)  
en dash   , rule  
      n     (Printing)   a dash (--) one en long  
en face     (French)  
      adj  
1    facing forwards  
2    opposite; facing  
en famille     (French)  
      adv  
1    with one's family; at home  
2    in a casual way; informally  
en fête     (French)  
      adv  
1    dressed for a festivity  
2    engaged in a festivity  
     (C19: literally: in festival)  
en garde     (French)  
      interj  
1    on guard; a call to a fencer to adopt a defensive stance in readiness for an attack or bout  
      adj  
2    (of a fencer) in such a stance  
en masse     (French)  
      adv   in a group, body, or mass; as a whole; all together  
     (C19: from French)  
en passant     (French)  
      adv   in passing: in chess, said of capturing a pawn that has made an initial move of two squares to its fourth rank, bypassing the square where an enemy pawn on its own fifth rank could capture it. The capture is made as if the captured pawn had moved one square instead of two  
     (C17: from French)  
en pension     (French)  
      adv   in lodgings with all meals provided  
en plein     (French)  
      adj   postpositive  
      adv   (of a gambling bet) placed entirely on a single number, etc.  
     (from French: in full)  
en prise     (French)  
      adj   postpositive  
      adv   (of a chess piece) exposed to capture  
     (C19: from French; see prize1)  
en rapport     (French)  
      adj   postpositive,  
      adv   in sympathy, harmony, or accord  
en route     (French)  
      adv   on or along the way; on the road  
     (C18: from French)  
en suite     (French)  
      adv   as part of a set; forming a unit  
a hotel room with bathroom en suite     
     (C19: literally: in sequence)  
levy en masse  
      n   the conscription of the civilian population in large numbers in the face of impending invasion,   (Also called)    levée en masse     (French)  
mise en scène     (French)  
      n  
1   
a    the arrangement of properties, scenery, etc., in a play  
b    the objects so arranged; stage setting  
2    the environment of an event  
ta'en  
      vb      a poetic contraction of       taken  
Zhou En Lai  
      n      the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for       Chou En-lai  

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en masse

  
  
all at once, all together, as a group, as a whole, as one, ensemble, in a body, in a group, in a mass, together  

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en route     
in transit, on or along the way, on the road  

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-en, -en, en attendant, en bloc

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