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Defined 4 Letter Words


each Being one of two or more distinct individuals.
eale (Shakesp.) evil > EALES.
eans (3rd.) EAN, to bring forth young.
eard (Scots) earth; (verb) to bury > EARDS, EARDING, EARDED. Also YIRD, YEARD, YIRTH.
earl A rank above viscount, below marquis > EARLS.
earn To gain or deserve for one's labor or service > EARNS, EARNING, EARNED.
ears (3rd.) EAR, to produce corn ears.
ease To give rest or relief to > EASES, EASING, EASED.
east (Verb, archaic) to move or turn east > EASTS, EASTING, EASTED.
easy Not difficult > EASIER, EASIEST; EASILY; (noun) a communication code word for the letter E; (verb) to stop rowing > EASIES, EASYING, EASIED.
eath (Obs.) easy. Also EATHE, ETHE.
eats (3rd.) EAT, to consume by mouth.
eaus (Pl.) EAU, water.
eaux (Pl.) EAU, water.
eave The lower edge of a roof > EAVES.
ebbs (3rd.) EBB, to move back from the land.
ebon Ebony > EBONS.
ecad A plant assumed to have adapted to its environment > ECADS.
ecce (Ital.) behold, here is. Also ECCO.
ecco (Ital.) behold, here is. Also ECCE.
eche (Obs.) to eke > ECHES, ECHING, ECHED. Also ECH, EECH, EIK, EKE, ICH.
echo A reflected sound > ECHOES; (verb) to reflect sound > ECHOS, ECHOING, ECHOED.
echt (Ger.) genuine, authentic.
ecod (Arch.) a mild oath. Also EGAD, EGADS, IGAD.
ecos+ (Pl.) ECO, ecology.
ecru (Fr.) (having) the color or appearance of unbleached stuff, as silk, linen, or the like > ECRUS.
ecus (Pl.) ECU, the European monetary unit.
eddo A kind of yam, aka TARO, DASHEEN > EDDOES.
eddy To move against the main current > EDDIES, EDDYING, EDDIED.
edge To provide with an edge (a bounding or dividing line) > EDGES, EDGING, EDGED.
edgy Nervous > EDGIER, EDGIEST; EDGILY.
edhs (Pl.) EDH, a Hebrew letter.
edit To correct and prepare for publication > EDITS, EDITING, EDITED.
eech (Obs.) to eke > EECHES, EECHING, EECHED. Also ECH, ECHE, EIK, EKE, ICH.
eels (Pl.) EEL, any of various fishes with long smooth cylindrical or ribbon-shaped bodies.
eely Like an eel > EELIER, EELIEST.
eery Weird > EERIER, EERIEST; EERILY. Also EERIE.
eevn (Milton) evening > EEVNS. Also EEVEN, EEVNING.
effs (3rd.) EFF, euphemism for fuck.
efts (Pl.) EFT, a newt.
egad (Arch.) a mild oath. Also ECOD, EGADS, IGAD.
egal (Shakesp.) equal. 'Whose souls do bear an egal yoke of love'.
eger A bore or sudden rise of the tide > EGERS. Also EAGER, EAGRE.
eggs (3rd.) EGG, to add eggs to.
eggy Like an egg, tasting of egg > EGGIER, EGGIEST.
egis (Greek) protection, defense; patronage, sponsorship > EGISES. Also AEGIS.
egma (Shakesp.) an enigma > EGMAS.
egos (Pl.) EGO, the "I" or self.
ehed (Pt.) EH, to say 'eh'.
eide (Pl.) EIDOS, an essence.
eiks (3rd.) EIK, to eke.
eild Old age > EILDS. Also ELD.
eina+ (Afrikaans) expressing sudden pain.
eine (Obs.) eyes. Also EYNE, EYEN.
eish+ (S. Afr.) expressing surprise, dismay.
eked (Pt.) EKE, to add.
ekes (3rd.) EKE, to add.
ekka (Hindi) a small one-horse carriage > EKKAS.
elan (Fr.) ardor inspired by passion or enthusiasm > ELANS.
elds (Pl.) ELD, old age.
elfs (3rd.) ELF, to tangle hair.
elhi (US) pertaining to school grades 1 to 12. This is an adjective > no -S.
elks (Pl.) ELK, a large deer found in Canada.
ells (Pl.) ELL, an old measure of length equal to 45 inches.
elms (Pl.) ELM, a tree of genus Ulmus.
elmy Full of elm trees > ELMIER, ELMIEST.
else In a different place, time, or way.
elts (Pl.) ELT, a young sow.
emes (Pl.) EME, obs. for uncle.
emeu An emu > EMEUS.
emic Relating to a type of linguistic analysis.
emir (Arabic) an Eastern ruler > EMIRS. Also EMEER, AMIR, AMEER.
emit To send forth > EMITS, EMITTING, EMITTED.
emma Formerly, a signaller's name for the letter M > EMMAS.
emmy+ A gold plated statuette awarded annually for television > EMMYS.
emos+ (Pl.) EMO, a type of music combining traditional rock with emotional lyrics.
empt+ (Dial.) to empty > EMPTS, EMPTING, EMPTED.
emus (Pl.) EMU, a flightless bird.
emyd A genus of freshwater terrapin > EMYDS. Also EMYDE, EMYS.
emys A genus of freshwater terrapin > EMYDES. Also EMYD, EMYDE.
ends (3rd.) END, to finish or close.
enes (Pl.) ENE, evening.
enew In falconry, to drive or plunge into water > ENEWS, ENEWING, ENEWED. [OF. en + eau].
engs (Pl.) ENG, a phonetic symbol representing the sound ng.
enol A chemical compound > ENOLS.
enow (Obs.) enough.
enuf+ (Coll.) enough.
envy To be envious of > ENVIES, ENVYING, ENVIED.
eoan Of or pertaining to the dawn.
eons (Pl.) EON, a long time.
eorl (Obs.) an earl > EORLS.
epee (Fr.) a sword similar to the foil but with a larger guard and a heavier blade of triangular cross section > EPEES.
epha (Hebrew) a Hebrew dry measure of about 23 litres > EPHAS. Also EPHAH.
epic A long narrative poem > EPICS.
epos (Greek) an epic poem > EPOSES.
eras (Pl.) ERA, a main division of geological time.
ered (Pt.) ERE, to plough.
eres (3rd.) ERE, to plough.
erev+ (Hebrew) the day before > EREVS.
ergo (Lat.) therefore; hence; (noun) an ergometer > ERGOS.
ergs (Pl.) ERG, a unit of work measuring force of one dyne applied over one centimeter.
eric (Irish) a blood-fine paid by a murderer in old Irish law > ERICS. Also ERICK, ERIACH.
erks (Pl.) ERK, an aircraftman.
erne The sea-eagle > ERNES.
erns (3rd.) ERN, to earn.
eros (Greek) the sum of the self-preservative, as opposed to self-destructive, instincts > EROSES.
errs (3rd.) ERR, to make a mistake.
erst Before, formerly. Also EARST.
eruv+ (Hebrew) an area, circumscribed by a symbolic line, within which certain activities forbidden to Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath are permitted > ERUVS, ERUVIM or ERUVIN.
eses (Pl.) ES, the letter S.
esky A portable insulated container for keeping drinks cool > ESKIES.
esne (OE) a domestic slave in Old English times > ESNES.
espy To catch sight of > ESPIES, ESPYING, ESPIED.
esse (Lat.) actual existence, essence > ESSES. [L. esse, to be].
ests (Pl.) EST, a programme designed to develop human potential.
etas (Pl.) ETA, a letter in the Greek alphabet.
etat (Fr.) the staff of an army, including all officers above the rank of colonel > ETATS.
etch To engrave with acid > ETCHES, ETCHING, ETCHED.
eten A giant > ETENS. Also ETTIN.
ethe (Obs.) easy. Also EATH, EATHE.
eths (Pl.) ETH, a Hebrew letter.
etic Relating to a type of linguistic analysis.
etna A vessel for heating liquids > ETNAS.
etui (Fr.) a small ornamental case for holding e.g. needles > ETUIS. Also ETWEE.
euge (Greek) an interjection meaning well done.
eugh (Spenser) a yew > EUGHS.
euks (3rd.) EUK, to itch.
euoi (Greek) a cry expressing Bacchic frenzy. Also EVOHE, EVHOE, EVOE.
euro 1. (Aborig.) a WALLAROO, any of several large types of kangaroo > EUROS.
even Level, smooth > EVENER, EVENEST; EVENLY; (verb) to make even > EVENS, EVENING, EVENED.
ever At all times.
eves (Pl.) EVE, evening.
evet A newt > EVETS. Also EFT.
evil Bad > EVILER or EVILLER, EVILEST or EVILLEST; EVILLY; (noun) something bad > EVILS.
evoe (Greek) a cry expressing Bacchic frenzy. Also EVOHE, EVHOE, EUOI.
evos+ (Pl.) EVO, evening.
ewer A jug with a wide mouth, esp. a water-jug of the kind formerly used in bedrooms > EWERS.
ewes (Pl.) EWE, a female sheep.
ewks (3rd.) EWK, to itch.
ewts (Pl.) EWT, a newt.
exam An examination > EXAMS.
exec (Abbr.) executive > EXECS.
exed+ (Pt.) EX, to cross out or delete.
exes (Pl.) EX, the letter X; someone no longer in a previous relationship.
exit To go out > EXITS, EXITING, EXITED.
exon Any segment of a gene which consists of CODONS > EXONS. Cf. INTRON.
expo An exhibition or public showing > EXPOS.
exul (Spenser) exile > EXULS.
eyas A young hawk taken from the nest for training > EYASES. Also NYAS, EYASS.
eyed (Pt.) EYE, to look at carefully.
eyen (Obs.) eyes. Also EYNE, EINE.
eyer One who eyes > EYERS.
eyes (3rd.) EYE, to look at carefully.
eyne (Obs.) eyes. Also EYEN, EINE.
eyot A small island in a river > EYOTS.
eyra (Guarani) a S. American wild cat, aka JAGUARUNDI, JAGUARONDI > EYRAS.
eyre A journey in circuit of certain judges called justices in eyre > EYRES.
eyry A bird of prey's nest > EYRIES. Also AERIE, AIERY, AERY, AYRIE, EYRIE.



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