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en British & World English

A unit of measurement equal to half an em and approximately the average width of typeset characters, used especially for estimating the total amount of space a text will require

en-2 British & World English

Within; inside

en-1 British & World English

(Added to nouns) forming verbs meaning ‘put into or on’

-en1 British & World English

Forming verbs:

-en2 British & World English

Forming adjectives from nouns:

-en3 British & World English

Forming past participles of strong verbs:

-en4 British & World English

Forming the plural of a few nouns such as children, oxen

-en5 British & World English

Forming diminutives of nouns (such as chicken, maiden)

-en6 British & World English

Forming feminine nouns

on pointe British & World English

On the tips of the toes

e'en1 British & World English

literary form of even.

e'en2 British & World English

Scottish form of even.

en bloc British & World English

All together or all at the same time

en dash British & World English

another term for en rule.

en face British & World English

Facing forwards

en fête British & World English

Holding or prepared for a party or celebration

en rule British & World English

A short dash (-) used in punctuation, in particular between figures to show a range (for example, 1939–45)

en daube in daube British & World English

(Of meat) braised slowly in wine

en daube British & World English

(Of meat) braised slowly in wine

en brosse British & World English

(Of a person’s hair) cut in a short and bristly style

en clair British & World English

(Especially of a telegram or official message) in ordinary language, rather than in code or cipher

en croute British & World English

In a pastry crust

en garde British & World English

A direction to be ready to fence, taking the opening position for action

en masse British & World English

In a group; all together

en pointe British & World English

see on pointe at pointe.

en poste British & World English

In an official diplomatic position at a particular place

en prise British & World English

(Of a piece or pawn) in a position to be taken

en route British & World English

During the course of a journey; on the way

en suite British & World English

(Of a bathroom) immediately adjoining a bedroom and forming part of the same set of rooms

on pointe in pointe British & World English

On the tips of the toes

en cabochon in cabochon British & World English

(Of a gem) polished but not faceted

en cabochon British & World English

(Of a gem) polished but not faceted

en échelon British & World English

In approximately parallel formation at an oblique angle to a particular direction

en famille British & World English

With one’s family, or as a family

en passant British & World English

By the way; incidentally

en pension British & World English

As a boarder or lodger in a small hotel or private house

en primeur British & World English

(Of wine) newly produced and made available

en rapport British & World English

Having a close and harmonious relationship

en travesti British & World English

Dressed as a member of the opposite sex for a theatrical role

en brochette British & World English

(Of a dish) cooked on a skewer

en papillote British & World English

(Of food) cooked and served in a paper wrapper

Chou En-lai British & World English

variant of Zhou Enlai.

en plein air British & World English

(Chiefly with reference to painting) in the open air

en passant rule in en passant British & World English

The rule that a pawn making a first move of two squares instead of one may nevertheless be immediately captured by an opposing pawn on the fifth rank

mise en place British & World English

(In a professional kitchen) the preparation of dishes and ingredients before the beginning of service

mise en scène British & World English

The arrangement of scenery and stage properties in a play

tour en l'air British & World English

A movement in which a dancer jumps straight upwards and completes at least one full revolution in the air before landing

Aix-en-Provence British & World English

A city in Provence in southern France; population 145,721 (2006)

de haut en bas British & World English

In a condescending or superior manner

en passant rule British & World English

The rule that a pawn making a first move of two squares instead of one may nevertheless be immediately captured by an opposing pawn on the fifth rank


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