Dictionary: E-GYP'TIAN – E-JAC-U-LA'TION

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A native of Egypt; also, a gypsy. Blackstone.


An ancient Egyptian, so called because considered of the Caucasian family. Gliddon.

EI-DER, n. [G. and Sw. eider.]

A species of duck.


Down or soft feathers of the eider duck.

EI-DOU-RA'NI-ON, n. [Gr. ειδος, form, and ουρανιον, heaven.]

A representation of the heavens.

EIGH, exclam.

An expression of sudden delight.

EIGHT, a. [ait; Sax. æhta, eahta or ehta; G. acht; D. agt; Sw. otta; Dan. otte; Goth. ahtau; L. octo; Gr. οκτω; It. otto; Sp. ocho; Port. oito; Fr. huit; Arm. eih or eiz; Ir. ocht; W. uyth or wyth; Corn. eath; Gypsy, ochto; Hindoo, aute.]

Twice four; expressing the number twice four. Four and four make eight.

EIGH'TEEN, a. [áteen.]

Eight and ten united.


A compound of the English eighteen and the last syllable of the Latin decimo; denoting the size of a book, in which a sheet is doubled into eighteen leaves.

EIGH'TEENTH, a. [áteenth.]

The next in order after the seventeenth.

EIGHT'FOLD, a. [átefold.]

Eight times the number or quantity.

EIGHTH, a. [aitth.]

Noting the number eight; the number next after seven; the ordinal of eight.


In music, an interval composed of five tones and two semitones. Encyc.

EIGHTH'LY, adv. [aitthly.]

In the eighth place.

EIGH'TI-ETH, a. [atieth. from eighty.]

The next in order to the seventy-ninth; the eighth tenth.

EIGHT'SCORE, a. [or n. átescore. eight and score; score is a notch noting twenty.]

Eight times twenty; a hundred and sixty.

EIGH'TY, a. [áty.]

Eight times ten; fourscore.

EIGNE, a. [Norm. aisne.]

  1. Eldest; an epithet used in law to denote the eldest son; as, bastard cigne. Blackstone.
  2. Unalienable; entailed; belonging to the eldest son. [Not used.] Bacon.

EI'SEL, n. [Sax.]

Vinegar. [Not in use.] More.

EI'SEN-RAHM, n. [G. iron-cream.]

The red and brown eisenrahm, the scaly red and brown hematite. Cleaveland.

EI'THER, a. [or pron.; Sax. ægther, egther; D. yder; G. jeder; Ir. ceachtar. This word seems to be compound, and the first syllable to be the same as each. So Sax. æghwær, each where, every where. Sax. Chron. An. 1114, 1118.]

  1. One or another of any number. Here are ten oranges; take either orange of the whole number, or take either of them. In the last phrase, either stands as a pronoun or substitute.
  2. One of two. This sense is included in the foregoing. Lepidus flatters both, / Of both is flattered; but he neither loves, / Nor either cares for him. Shak.
  3. Each; every one separately considered. On either side of the river. Rev. xxii.
  4. This word, when applied to sentences or propositions, is called a distributive or a conjunction. It precedes the first of two or more alternatives, and is answered by or before the second, or succeeding alternatives. Either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he sleepeth. 1 Kings xviii. In this sentence, either refers to each of the succeeding clauses of the sentence.

E-JAC'U-LATE, v.t. [L. ejaculor, from jaculor, to throw or dart, jaculum, a dart, from jacio, to throw.]

To throw out; to cast; to shoot; to dart; as, rays of light ejaculated. Blackstone. It is now seldom used, except to express the utterance of a short prayer; as, he ejaculated a few words.


Short; thrown out; uttered.


Throwing; darting; shooting.


  1. The act of throwing or darting out with a sudden force and rapid fight; as, the ejaculation of light. Bacon. [This sense is nearly obsolete.]
  2. The uttering of a short prayer; or a short occasional prayer uttered. Taylor.