• WordNet 3.6
    • n en half the width of an em
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiw en uaitnatahu, a New Zealand hill.
    • n En (Print) Half an em, that is, half of the unit of space in measuring printed matter. See Em.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n en The name of the letter N, n. It is rarely written, the symbol N, n, being used instead.
    • n en In printing, a space half as wide as an em, sometimes used as a standard in reckoning the amount of a compositor's work. See em, 2.
    • n en A common adverbial or prepositional prefix, representing Latin in-, meaning primarily ‘in’ or ‘into.’ Appearing first in Middle English words derived through Old French from Latin, en- (before labials em-) has come to be freely used as a prefix of words of native as well as of Romance or Latin origin, being equivalent to in- of pure English origin and to in- of direct Latin origin, and hence often restored to the pure Latin form. Hence forms in en- (em-) and in- (im-) are frequently found (even in Middle English) coexisting, as enclose, inclose, enquire, inquire, enwrap, inwrap, enfold, infold, with, however, a tendency in one or other of the forms to disappear, or to become partly differentiated in use. Before labials en- becomes em-, as in embellish, embrace, but may remain unchanged before m, as in enmew or emmew. As a verbal prefix, en-, when joined to a noun, or a verb from a noun, may retain its original meaning of ‘in’ (‘put in’), as in encage (put in a cage), enfold, enfetter, encapsule, etc.; or when prefixed to an adjective or a noun, it may denote a change from one state into another (‘make …’), as in enable (make able), enrich, enslave, enfranchise, enlarge, and hence has often the effect simply of a verb-forming prefix. In some cases, prefixed to a verb, it has no additional force, as in enkindle, encaptivate.
    • n en An adverbial or prepositional prefix of Greek origin, meaning primarily ‘in’: chiefly in scientific or technical words of modern formation, as in encephalon, enanthema, etc.
    • n en A termination of various origin, used in the formation of verbs. The infinitive suffix, now obsolete, as in Middle English singen, escapen, pullen, etc., modern English sing, escape, pull, etc. In late Middle English the -n fell away (singe, escape, pulle, etc.), but the -e continued to be pronounced, at least optionally, until near the end of the Middle English period; in modern English the -e, though always silent, is retained in spelling after a single consonant following a long vowel (as in escape) and in some other positions.
    • n en A suffix forming adjectives from nouns of material, as ashen, ashen, earthen, oaken, wooden, golden, sometimes simply -n, as cedarn, eldern, silvern, etc. Many such words are obsolete, dialectic, or archaic, as elmen, treen, clayen, hairen, etc.; many are also, some chiefly or exclusively, nouns, as aspen, linden, linen, woolen.
    • n en A feminine suffix, of which only a few relics exist in native English words, as, for example, vixen, from Anglo-Saxon fyxen (= German füchsin), a female fox: in some instances regarded as having a diminutive force, as in maiden, from Anglo-Saxon mægden, etc. See vixen, maiden, and compare elfin.
    • n en The plural suffix of a few nouns, as oxen, brethren, children, and (archaic and poetical) eyne or een (= eyen), kine (= kyen), shoon, dial. hosen, housen, peasen, etc. In these the termination is of Middle English origin, except in oxen (from Anglo-Saxon oxan), eyne, een (from Anglo-Saxon eágan), hosen (from Anglo-Saxon hosan), peasen (from Anglo-Saxon pisan).
    • n en A suffix of various other origins besides those mentioned above: often ultimately identical with -an (Latin -anus), as in citizen, denizen, dozen, etc., but having also, as in often, midden, etc., other sources ascertainable upon reference to the word concerned.
    • n en Abbreviations of encyclopedia.
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  • Quentin Crisp
    “Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it.”


In literature:

Father had 'en stuffed and put 'en in the cage instead.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I was in Texas, goin' to the devil I reckon, w'en she sent for me, an' yere I am.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
En cut me de toughes' en keenes' you c'n fine anywhah on de place.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Brer Rabbit, he beg en cry, en cry en beg, en Brer Wolf, he 'fuse en grin, en grin en 'fuse.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
On the 12th my Headquarters were moved to Fere-en-Tardenois.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
April first would be an occasion for a fancy dress party en masque.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
Den w'en hit come time dat Madison had to scramble fu' hisself, dey wa'nt no scramble in him.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Ne serait-il pas naturel d'en conclure que notre union intime est appelee peut-etre a sauver le monde?
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
En France, il n'y a plus d'hommes.
"A Lecture on the Study of History" by Lord Acton
Il en fit un sejour enchanteur, par les ornamens nouveaux, pleins de magnificence, qu'il y prodigua.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton

In poetry:

"De zoete macht tot lach of traan
Gaf mij en nam mij 't leven.
Alleen mijn oogen bleven
Kijken, mijn voeten gaan.
"Lethe" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
Despierta, miras, y al mirar, tus ojos
Humedos resplandecen
Como la onda azul, en cuya cresta
Chispeando el sol hiere.
"Rimas XXVII" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Nuestra pasion fue un tragico sainete
En cuya absurda fabula
Lo comico y lo grave confundidos
Risas y llanto arrancan.
"Rimas XXXI" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
"Ik weet dat dood en donker komen
Als dit schel daglicht is gebluscht,
Maar ik wil diepe klare rust
En zonder droomen.
"Lethe" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
No se lo que he sonado
En la noche pasada;
Triste, muy triste debio ser el sueno,
Pues despierto la angustia me duraba.
"Rimas LXVIII" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Het huis is hol en vol duisternis
"mijn lief, mijn lief, o waar gebleven"
gefluister is
boven op zolder, het dakgebint.
"Om mijn oud woonhuis peppels staan" by Jan Hendrik Leopold

In news:

Last time, we looked at all the unsexy preliminary steps that are necessary en route to designing a home addition.
Almost 50 years ago, Stephen Maurer sat on a plane surrounded by fellow political refugees from Hungary, en route to the United States.
Benise En Fuego moves to Palladium.
Sanctus Real performs at En Fuego on Saturday.
Sixteen years after its inception, En Fuego is still fulfilling the mission its founders had from the beginning: to change lives in one day.
Helens Vietnam Band - "En Fuego ".
Helens Vietnam Band perform the fiery "En Fuego " live on KEXP.
Passengers are seen amidst oxygen masks dropped from overhead panels on the Quantas flight en route to Australia from London that made an emergency stop in Manila.
The Laker boys head out in a pack en route to their state championship Saturday in Boulder City.
Wilson Central used a 28-point second quarter en route to a 35-13 win over Gallatin Friday.
Gard Vintners is right next to the fine dining restaurant En To Tre in Oslo Hall, and offers Hostfest-goers wine tasting for $10, as well as wine by the glass and bottle.
EN 50155-approved, managed Ethernet and power-over-Ethernet switches provide highly reliable on-board communications networks.
Gluck 's Iphigenie en Tauride at The Met.
Of Michigan Ada's Drew Preston blasts out of a bunker on the back nine en route to winning the 101st Michigan Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills North Course.
Spurs forward Richard Jefferson said the Spurs have gotten a few breaks en route to an NBA-best 29-4 record so far this season.

In science:

If f ∈ ker φ, then φ(f ) is represented by a coboundary which takes values in the trace 0 space of HomK (En , En ).
Extensions of abelian varieties defined over a number field
The sorted eigenvalues are plotted, with the n-th eigenvalue En plotted at position (n, En ).
Random Vibrational Networks and Renormalization Group
Observe that Qn visits m when there is a point of R between En−m−1 and En−m or, equivalently, when the overshoot at En−m−1 does not exceed En−m − En−m−1 .
Bernoulli Sieve
Man kan ber äkna troligaste uppeh ållsomr åden f ör en eller flera ub åtar baserade p å en given rapportm ängd, djupdata, sensoregenskaper mm.
Beslutst\"odssystemet Dezzy - en \"oversikt
Man kan vidare ber äkna troligaste f ärdv äg genom rapportm ängden f ör en eller flera ub åtar, samt g öra en enkel prediktion av fortsatt f ärdv äg.
Beslutst\"odssystemet Dezzy - en \"oversikt