ed definition

  • noun:
    • Informal Education: motorist's ed; adult ed.
    • Education. Often found in set expressions such phys ed, motorist's ed, unique ed, etc.
    • erectile dysfunction resulting from a guy's incapacity to have or keep a hardon of their penis
  • abbreviation:
    • edition
    • editor
    • training (uncountable)
  • others:
    • An abbreviation of editor; of edition.
    • A prefix today outdated or happening unfelt in some words, meaning ‘again, back, re-,’ like in edgrow, edgrowth, ednew. See eddish, eddy.
    • An element in proper brands of Anglo-Saxon origin, indicating initially ‘property’ (in Anglo-Saxon, ‘prosperity’ or ‘happiness’), as Edward, Anglo-Saxon Eádweard, protector of residential property; Edwin, Anglo-Saxon Eádwine, gainer or buddy of home.
    • The regular formative of the preterit or past tense, and the perfect participle, respectively, of English “weak” verbs: suffixes of different origin (see etymology), but now identical in form and phonetic relations, and so conveniently treated together.

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