ET (countable and uncountable, plural ETs)
(uncountable) Initialism of Eastern Time (-5 hours to GMT)
(countable) Initialism of extraterrestrial.
(music, countable) Initialism of escape tone.
(physics, uncountable) Initialism of electron tunneling.
(medicine) Initialism of essential tremor.
(travel, aviation) electronic ticket
(travel, aviation, reservation system) end transaction, end of transaction (with transaction meaning an amendment in the reservation system in this sense).
• (time): EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
• (time): EST (Eastern Standard Time)
• TE, te
(obsolete except in fixed phrases) and
(colloquial or dialectal) simple past tense and past participle of eat
• TE, te
(chemistry) Abbreviation of ethyl. (-C₂H₅)
• TE, te
Eat, v. t. [imp. Ate, Obsolescent & Colloq. Eat (; p. p. Eaten, Obs. or Colloq. Eat (p. pr. & vb. n. Eating.] Etym: [OE. eten, AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan, G. essen, Icel. eta, Sw. äta, Dan. æde, Goth. itan, Ir. & Gael. ith, W. ysu, L. edere, Gr. ad. Etch, Fret to rub, Edible.]
1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. "To eat grass as oxen." Dan. iv. 25. They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead. Ps. cvi. 28. The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine. Gen. xli. 20. The lion had not eaten the carcass. 1 Kings xiii. 28. With stories told of many a feat, How fairy Mab junkets eat. Milton. The island princes overbold Have eat our substance. Tennyson. His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages. Thackeray.
2. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear. To eat humble pie. See under Humble.
– To eat of (partitive use). "Eat of the bread that can not waste." Keble.
– To eat one's words, to retract what one has said. (See the Citation under Blurt.) -- To eat out, to consume completely. "Eat out the heart and comfort of it." Tillotson.
– To eat the wind out of a vessel (Naut.), to gain slowly to windward of her.
– To consume; devour; gnaw; corrode.
Eat, v. i.
1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. He did eat continually at the king's table. 2 Sam. ix. 13.
2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.
3. To make one's way slowly. To eat, To eat in or into, to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to consume. "A sword laid by, which eats into itself." Byron.
– To eat to windward (Naut.), to keep the course when closehauled with but little steering; -- said of a vessel.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition
5 March 2021
(noun) an iconic mental representation; “her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate”
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