- En is how the letter N is pronounced.
An example of en is how you would say the letter N when reciting the alphabet.
en definition by Webster's New World
- the letter N
- Printing a space half the width of an em
Origin: Middle English ; from -en, -ien ; from Old English -nian
- to become or cause to be: added to adjectives: darken, weaken
- to come to have, cause to have: added to nouns: heighten, hearten, strengthen
Origin: ME & OE, akin to L -inus, Gr -inosmade of: added to concrete nouns: wooden, waxen
Origin: ME & OEforming the past participle of strong verbs: risen, written
Origin: OE -anforming the plural of certain nouns: children, oxen
Origin: OEforming the feminine of certain nouns: vixen
Origin: OEforming certain old diminutives: chicken
- : added to nouns
- to put or get into or on: enthrone, enplane
- to cover or wrap with: enrobe
- to make, make into or like, cause to be: added to nouns and adjectives: endanger, enthrall
- in or into: added to verbs: encase
- : encourage
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin in- ; from in, in
Origin: Classical Greek en- ; from en, in
en definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The letter n.
- Printing A space equal to half the width of an em.
or em- or in-prefix
- a. To put into or onto: encapsulate.b. To go into or onto: enplane.
- To cover or provide with: enrobe.
- To cause to be: endear.
- Thoroughly. Used often as an intensive: entangle.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin in-, in; see en in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek; see en in Indo-European roots.
- a. To cause to be: cheapen.b. To become: redden.
- a. To cause to have: hearten.b. To come to have: lengthen.
Origin: Middle English -enen, -nen, from Old English -nian.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English.
en - Computer Definition
An imprecise term referring to a private network for the exclusive use of a commercial enterprise or government, educational, or other organization. An enterprise may own the infrastructure or lease it. An EN may be metropolitan or wide area in nature, but is not a public metropolitan area network (MAN) or wide area network (WAN).
In typography, a unit of measure equal to the width of the capital letter N in a particular font. An "en dash" is a dash one en wide and is typically used to separate ranges of numbers, months and names. See em.
en - Medical Definition