Earnest (a.) Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention. Earth (n.) The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land. t.) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den. t.) To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up. Earthborn (a.) Relating to, or occasioned by, earthly objects. Earthen (a.) Made of earth; made of burnt or baked clay, or other like substances; as, an earthen vessel or pipe. Earthenware (n.) Vessels and other utensils, ornaments, or the like, made of baked clay. Earthliness (n.) The quality or state of being earthly; worldliness; grossness; perishableness. Effervescive (a.) Tending to produce effervescence. Effet (n.) The common newt; -- called also asker, eft, evat, and ewt. Effigiation (n.) The act of forming in resemblance; an effigy. Earnest (a.) Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers. Earnest (n.) Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits. Earthborn (a.) Born of the earth; terrigenous; springing originally from the earth; human. Earthdrake (n.) A mythical monster of the early Anglo-Saxon literature; a dragon. Earthiness (n.) The quality or state of being earthy, or of containing earth; hence, grossness. Effervescent (a.) Gently boiling or bubbling, by means of the disengagement of gas Effervescible (a.) Capable of effervescing. t.) To form as an effigy; hence, to fashion; to adapt. ) of Effigy Effigy (n.) The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a full figure, or a part; an imitative figure; -- commonly applied to sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or to those of the heads of princes on coins and medals, sometimes applied to portraits. Earnest (n.) Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness. Earnest (n.) Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come. Earnestness (n.) The state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety. Earpick (n.) An instrument for removing wax from the ear. Earshrift (n.) A nickname for auricular confession; shrift. Ear-splitting (a.) Deafening; disagreeably loud or shrill; as, ear-splitting strains. Earth (n.) The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Earthbag (n.) A bag filled with earth, used commonly to raise or repair a parapet. Earthboard (n.) The part of a plow, or other implement, that turns over the earth; the moldboard. Earthfork (n.) A pronged fork for turning up the earth. i.) To be in a state of natural ebullition; to bubble and hiss, as fermenting liquors, or any fluid, when some part escapes in a gaseous form. i.) To exhibit, in lively natural expression, feelings that can not be repressed or concealed; as, to effervesce with joy or merriment. of Effervescency Effervescency (n.) A kind of natural ebullition; that commotion of a fluid which takes place when some part of the mass flies off in a gaseous form, producing innumerable small bubbles; as, the effervescence of a carbonate with citric acid. ) of Earning Earning (n.) That which is earned; wages gained by work or services; money earned; -- used commonly in the plural. Earring (n.) An ornament consisting of a ring passed through the lobe of the ear, with or without a pendant. Ear-shell (n.) A flattened marine univalve shell of the genus Haliotis; -- called also sea-ear. Earshot (n.) Reach of the ear; distance at which words may be heard. E/ (E flat) is a tone which is intermediate between D and E. It is used either with or without a following noun; as, each of you or each one of you. East (n.) The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe; the orient. pl.) The edges or lower borders of the roof of a building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water that falls on the roof. Eccaleobion (n.) A contrivance for hatching eggs by artificial heat. E- () A Latin prefix meaning out, out of, from; also, without. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East; the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the East. Ecce homo () A picture which represents the Savior as given up to the people by Pilate, and wearing a crown of thorns. Eelgrass (n.) A plant (Zostera marina), with very long and narrow leaves, growing abundantly in shallow bays along the North Atlantic coast. Eelpot (n.) A boxlike structure with funnel-shaped traps for catching eels; an eelbuck. Eelspear (n.) A spear with barbed forks for spearing eels. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). Easiness (n.) Freedom from effort, constraint, or formality; -- said of style, manner, etc. Eavesdrop (n.) The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house. Ebionitism (n.) The system or doctrine of the Ebionites. Eburnation (n.) A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory. Eburnification (n.) The conversion of certain substances into others which have the appearance or characteristics of ivory. Ecbole (n.) A digression in which a person is introduced speaking his own words.
Earmark (n.) A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark. Easel (n.) A frame (commonly) of wood serving to hold a canvas upright, or nearly upright, for the painter's convenience or for exhibition. Easement (n.) That which gives ease, relief, or assistance; convenience; accommodation. t.) 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. t.) To destroy, as a mental impression; to wear away. Effacement (n.) The act if effacing; also, the result of the act. Effect (n.) Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May. Effect (n.) In general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury. Effective (n.) That which produces a given effect; a cause. Earcap (n.) A cap or cover to protect the ear from cold. Eariness (n.) Fear or timidity, especially of something supernatural. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; -- called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock. Earth-tongue (n.) A fungus of the genus Geoglossum. of Earthwards Earthwards (adv.) Toward the earth; -- opposed to heavenward or skyward. ) of Effeminacy Effeminacy (n.) Characteristic quality of a woman, such as softness, luxuriousness, delicacy, or weakness, which is unbecoming a man; womanish delicacy or softness; -- used reproachfully of men. Eared (a.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears. Earth (n.) A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox. Earthquake (n.) A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. Earthstar (n.) A curious fungus of the genus Geaster, in which the outer coating splits into the shape of a star, and the inner one forms a ball containing the dustlike spores. e., such as are conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards; -- opposed to afferent. Earmark (n.) A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting. Earwig (n.) In America, any small chilopodous myriapod, esp. Earwig (n.) A whisperer of insinuations; a secret counselor. Ease (n.) Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; -- said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address. Easeful (a.) Full of ease; suitable for affording ease or rest; quiet; comfortable; restful. Effascination (n.) A charming; state of being bewitched or deluded. t.) To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be. t.) To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish. Effectible (a.) Capable of being done or achieved; practicable; feasible. Effective (a.) Having the power to produce an effect or effects; producing a decided or decisive effect; efficient; serviceable; operative; as, an effective force, remedy, speech; the effective men in a regiment. Early (adv.) Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc. Earthy (a.) Of or pertaining to the earth or to, this world; earthly; terrestrial; carnal. Earthy (a.) Without luster, or dull and roughish to the touch; as, an earthy fracture. Earwig (n.) Any insect of the genus Forticula and related genera, belonging to the order Euplexoptera. Ease (n.) Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind. Ease (n.) To entertain; to furnish with accommodations.