Ejulation to Elation
(Ej`u*la"tion) n. [L. ejulatio, fr. ejulare to wail, lament.] A wailing; lamentation. [Obs.] "Ejulation
in the pangs of death." Philips.
(Ek"a*bo"ron) n. [G., fr. Skr. eka one + G. bor, boron, E. boron.]
(Chem.) The name given by Mendelejeff in accordance with the periodic law, and by prediction, to a
hypothetical element then unknown, but since discovered and named scandium; so called because it
was a missing analogue of the boron group. See Scandium.
(Ek*al`u*min"i*um) n. [Skr. eka one + E. aluminium.] (Chem.) The name given to a
hypothetical element, later discovered and called gallium. See Gallium, and cf. Ekabor.
(Ek`a*sil"i*con) n. [Skr. eka one + E. silicon.] (Chem.) The name of a hypothetical element
predicted and afterwards discovered and named germanium; so called because it was a missing
analogue of the silicon group. See Germanium, and cf. Ekabor.
(Eke) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eking.] [AS. ekan, ykan; akin to OFries, aka,
OS. kian, OHG. ouhhon to add, Icel. auka to increase, Sw. öka, Dan. öge, Goth. aukan, L. augere,
Skr. jas strength, ugra mighty, and probably to English wax, v. i. Cf. Augment, Nickname.] To
increase; to add to; to augment; now commonly used with out, the notion conveyed being to add to,
or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition; as, to eke out a scanty supply of one kind with
some other. "To eke my pain." Spenser.
He eked out by his wits an income of barely fifty pounds.Macaulay.
(Eke), adv. [AS. eác; akin to OFries. ák, OS. k, D. ok, OHG. ouh, G. auch, Icel. auk, Sw. och
and, Dan. og, Goth. auk for, but. Prob. from the preceding verb.] In addition; also; likewise. [Obs. or
'T will be prodigious hard to provePrior.
That this is eke the throne of love.
A trainband captain eke was heCowper.
Of famous London town.
Eke serves less to unite than to render prominent a subjoined more important sentence or notion. Mätzner.
(Eke), n. An addition. [R.]
Clumsy ekes that may well be spared.Geddes.
(Ek"e*berg`ite) n. [From Ekeberg, a German.] (Min.) A variety of scapolite.
(Eke"name`) n. [See Nickname.] An additional or epithet name; a nickname. [Obs.]
(Ek"ing) n. [From Eke, v. t.] (Shipbuilding) (a) A lengthening or filling piece to make good a
deficiency in length. (b) The carved work under the quarter piece at the aft part of the quarter gallery.
[Written also eiking.]
(E"-la`) n. Originally, the highest note in the scale of Guido; hence, proverbially, any extravagant
saying. "Why, this is above E-la!" Beau. & Fl.
(E*lab"o*rate) a. [L. elaboratus, p. p. of elaborare to work out; e out + laborare to labor,
labor labor. See Labor.] Wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness
or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research.
Drawn to the life in each elaborate page.Waller.
Syn. Labored; complicated; studied; perfected; high- wrought.