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-ed 1

suff.
Used to form the past tense of regular verbs: tasted.

[Middle English -ede, from Old English -ade, -ede, -ode.]

-ed 2

suff.
Used to form the past participle of regular verbs: absorbed.

[Middle English, from Old English -ad, -ed, -od.]

-ed 3

suff.
Having; characterized by; resembling: redheaded; strong-minded.

[Middle English -ede, -de, from Old English -ed, -od.]

-ed

suffix
forming the past tense of most English verbs
[Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade]

-ed

suffix
forming the past participle of most English verbs
[Old English -ed, -od, -ad]

-ed

suffix forming adjectives
possessing or having the characteristics of: salaried; red-blooded.
[Old English -ede]

ed

(ɛd)

n.
education: driver's ed.
[by shortening]

ED

1. Department of Education.
2. effective dose.
3. erectile dysfunction.

-ed1

,
a suffix forming the past tense of weak verbs: He crossed the river.
[Old English -de, -ede, -ode, -ade; orig. disputed]

-ed2

,
a suffix forming the past participle of weak verbs (he had crossed the river), and of participial adjectives indicating a condition or quality resulting from the action of the verb (inflated balloons).
[Old English -ed, -od, -ad; orig. disputed]

-ed3

,
a suffix forming adjectives from nouns, typically specifying that the person or thing modified by the adjective possesses or is characterized by whatever is denoted by the noun base: bearded; diseased; layered. Such adjectives are often derived from adjective-noun or quantifier-noun phrases (black-haired “having black hair”; three-headed “having three heads”) or from more complex constructions (hourglass-shaped “having the shape of an hourglass”).
[Middle English; Old English -ede]

ed.

1. edited.
2.
pl. eds. edition.
3.
pl. eds. editor.
4. education.

E.D.

election district.