(Een) n. The old plural of Eye.
And eke with fatness swollen were his een.Spenser.
(E'er) adv. A contraction for ever. See Ever.
(Ee"rie, Ee"ry) a. [Scotch, fr. AS. earh timid.]
1. Serving to inspire fear, esp. a dread of seeing ghosts; wild; weird; as, eerie stories.
She whose elfin prancer springsTennyson.
By night to eery warblings.
2. Affected with fear; affrighted. Burns.
(Ee"ri*ly) adv. In a strange, unearthly way.
(Ee"ri*some) a. Causing fear; eerie. [Scot.]
(Eet) obs. imp. of Eat. Chaucer.
(Ef"fa*ble) a. [L. effabilis; ex out + fari to speak.] Capable of being uttered or explained; utterable.
(Ef*face") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Effaced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Effacing ] [F. effacer; pref. es- (L. ex)
+ face face; prop., to destroy the face or form. See Face, and cf. Deface.]
1. To cause to disappear (as anything impresses or inscribed upon a surface) by rubbing out, striking
out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible; as, to efface the letters on a monument, or the inscription
on a coin.
2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wear away.
Efface from his mind the theories and notions vulgarly received.Bacon.
Syn. To blot out; expunge; erase; obliterate; cancel; destroy. Efface, Deface. To deface is to injure
or impair a figure; to efface is to rub out or destroy, so as to render invisible.
(Ef*face"a*ble) a. Capable of being effaced.
(Ef*face"ment) n. [Cf. F. effacement.] The act if effacing; also, the result of the act.
(Ef*fas"ci*nate) v. t. [L. effascinare.] To charm; to bewitch. [Obs.] Heywood.
(Ef*fas`ci*na"tion) n. [L. effascinatio.] A charming; state of being bewitched or deluded.
(Ef*fect") n. [L. effectus, fr. efficere, effectum, to effect; ex + facere to make: cf. F. effet, formerly
also spelled effect. See Fact.]
1. Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May.
That no compunctious visitings of natureShak.
Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between
The effect and
2. Manifestation; expression; sign.
All the large effectsShak.
That troop with majesty.