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equivalent the same as or equal to another in force, value, measure, or meaning. [2 definitions]
-er1 a suffix that means "one who performs an action." [2 definitions]
-er2 a suffix used to change the form of short adjectives and adverbs to make them express the idea of more when compared.
era a period of time in history. An era often begins or ends with an important event.
eradicate to do away with completely; wipe out.
erase to remove by rubbing, wiping, or scraping away. [2 definitions]
eraser an object used to erase or rub out writing or marks.
ere before. This word is used in poems and stories written long ago.
erect upright in posture or position. [4 definitions]
Erie Lake Erie, the most southern of the Great Lakes. It lies between the United States and Canada. [2 definitions]
Eritrea a country on the Red Sea that is bordered by Sudan and Ethiopia. The capital of Eritrea is Asmara.
ermine a weasel that has white fur in the winter. Ermines live in very cold regions of North America, Europe, and Asia.
erode to wear away or eat into.
erosion wearing away of the earth's surface by wind or water.
errand a quick trip taken for a particular purpose. [2 definitions]
erratic not expected or predicted; not regular. [2 definitions]
error a mistake in thought or action; something that is wrong.
erupt to break or burst out suddenly. [2 definitions]
eruption the act or process of erupting.
escalator a set of stairs that moves by means of a belt drive. An escalator carries people between floors of large buildings, such as department stores, airports, or train stations.
escape to get free. [5 definitions]