Reverse Dictionary: EA – EAR


E – nouns
– EMMA the letter ‘e’ in telephone and code messages …1891 military sl.
 
EACH – adjectives
– ALL SUNDRY † each, every …1562 
– ILKA  each, every…c1200
each – nouns
– EITHER OTHER † each other …a1000
 
EAGER – adjectives
– ABER eager, greedy …1899 Sc.
– AFFECTIONATE † eager, ambitious, earnest …1598
– AFFECTIONED † eager, ambitious; zealous …1534
– AFFECTUAL † earnest, ardent, eager, hearty …1483
– AFFECTUOUS † earnest in feeling or desire; eager, ardent,  hearty …1494
– AIG eager …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– AIVERING eager for, hungering …Bk1898 Sc.
– ALL OF A HIGH very anxious or eager …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– ALL ON END eager, expectant …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ALL PRICK AND RIBS LIKE A DROVER’S DOG lean and eager …1960s Aust. sl.
– ALL PRICK AND RIBS LIKE A SHEARER’S DOG lean and eager …1960s Aust. sl.
– ALL PRICK AND RIBS LIKE SWAGGIE’S DOG lean and eager …1960s Aust. sl.
– ANONSKER eager, desirous, set upon a thing …1876 Eng. dial.
– ANTSY restless, eager, anxious, annoyed …1838 Amer. dial.
– ARG eager, fierce …Bk1898 Sc.
– AVIDIOUS * avid, ardently desirous, extremely eager, greedy …1534
– BELIVE † eager; glad …a1400
– BLIVE † eager; glad …a1400
– BRASH eager, lively, forward …1885 Amer. dial.
– BRICKLE eager, keen, industrious, ambitious …1902 Amer. dial.
– CADGY eager, willing …a1846 Sc.
– DAFT fond, doting; extremely eager ….1824 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– DERN determined, earnest, eager; careful …1881 Eng. dial.
– EAGERLESS headstrong; eager; excited …1886 Eng. dial.
– EAGERS, THE feelings of desire, impatience, or anxiety; excessive eagerness or apprehension …1828 Amer. dial.
– EDACIOUS greedy, eager …1865
– EDGY eager, anxious, desirous, keen …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EDYAN eager, keen …1929 Sc.
– EGG ON keen, eager …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAIN disposed, inclined or willing; eager …c1205 arch. or Eng. dial.
– FEEN desirous, eager …1818 Eng. dial.
– FIERCE eager, excited, agitated …1894 Amer. dial.
– FIRST eager, anxious …1913 Amer. dial.
– FLAGRANT † ardent, intensely eager or earnest …1521 
– FRUNTY free in manner; spirited, implying the idea of forwardness; keen, eager; passionate …19C Sc.
– FULL OF THE OLD NICK feeling ambitious and eager to work …1965 Amer. dial.
– GAIR eager, covetous, desirous of wealth; miserly …1719 Sc.
– GAME AS A BADGER very enthusiastic, raring to go, eager …1910s US sl.
– GAR ready. eager …1737 Sc.  
– GARE eager, covetous, desirous of wealth; miserly …1719 Sc.
– GUMPTIOUS ambitious, energetic, enterprising, eager …1942 Amer. dial.
– GUNG HO eager, enthusiastic … 1942 US sl., orig. US Marine Corps usage
– HEAD UP eager, cocky …1854 Amer. dial.
– HETER, HETTER † rough; fierce, violent, cruel; severe; keen, eager …a1400-50
– HORNY obsessively eager or desirous …1982 Amer. sl.
– JEALOUS † devoted, eager, zealous, zealously enthusiastic …1535
– KEBBIE anxious, eager …1898 Sc.
– KEDGE † lively, eager, excessively friendly …1834 Sc.
– KEEN-BITTEN eager, sharp …1899 Sc.
– LAAGER eager, keen …1866 Sc.
– MAD KEEN very eager …1923 Sc.
– MAZY mad; eager for, madly desirous …1873 Eng. dial.
– MOLDY uncontrollably eager …a1907 Amer. sl.
– NAP ready, eager, desirous …Bk1905 Sc.
– NEODFUL †* earnest, eager …a1000
– OLITE † eager, ready, willing, cheerful, sprightly …1825 Sc.
– ON ready or eager; willing to take part …1880 sl.
– RAD † quick, hasty, speedy; active, prompt, ready, dexterous; eager, elated …a700 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RAMPING romping; raging; distracted; raving; eager …1892 Sc.
– RANK very eager, anxious, impatient …1899 Amer. dial.
– RANTY lively, riotous, eager; wildly excited with passion, pain, anger, etc.; almost mad …1783 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RASH active, vigorous; brisk, hale, hearty, nimble, quick; eager, impetuous …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– RATHE quick in action, speedy, prompt; eager, earnest, vehement …c900 Eng. dial. & poetic
– RATHEST † quickest, soonest, most preferable; most eager …c888
– READY TO LEAP OUT OF ONESELF † delighted, eager …1611
– RED-HOT eager, anxious, desirous …1896 Eng. dial.
– RED-MAD raging mad, distracted, insane; furious; eager …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– THRO † eager; keenly interested …1775 Eng. dial.
– SAVAGE keen, eager …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SHARP-SET very keen on or eager for
– VERTIE † careful, cautious, prudent; industrious, wide-awake, eager; attentive to business …1804 Sc.
– VOGEROUS keen, eager; brisk, active, strong, lusty …1892 Sc. 
– WILD intensely eager or enthusiastic; exciting …1955 colloq., orig. & chiefly US
– YAP † quick, apt, eager or ready, esp. to do something, keen; desirous …c1450 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAPE eager, keen, ready, active …1739 Sc.
– YARE ready, prepared; desirous, eager …c888 arch. & Eng. dial.
– YAUP † quick, apt, eager or ready, esp. to do something, keen, desirous …c1450 obs.  exc. Sc.
– YAWP quick, apt, ready; eager, keen; desirous; forward …1685 Sc.
– YERN † eager, earnestly or keenly desirous; also, greedy, covetous …c893
– YEVER † eager, quick, prompt …c1400 obs. exc. Sc.
– YEVEROUS † eager, zealously enthusiastic, impetuous …c1400
eager – person
– BEAVER SCOUT an eager beaver …1955 US jocular
– EAGER BEAVER a person who is very eager to obtain something; a person who is always on time or always early; someone who volunteers for everything; an enthusiast; a zealous person eager for work …1943 
eager – verbs 
– BE KEEN OF to be eager to, to be fond of, to be have a liking for …1788 Sc.
– BE MUSTARD ON to be very eager or keen on …c1950 colloq.
– CHAMP AT THE BIT to be eager or impatient to start …c1645
– CHEW ONE’S BITS to be eager, anxious, or impatient; to be annoyed, upset, or angry …1939 Amer. dial.
– CHEW THE BIT to be eager, anxious, or impatient; to be annoyed, upset, or angry …1939 Amer. dial.
– EAGER UP to make eager, to excite …1967 Amer. sl.
– ETTLE to show great eagerness to do or begin anything; to hanker or yearn after …1873 Sc.
– FALL ALL OVER ONESELF to be eager or confusedly effusive; to try overly hard; to make extreme, if chaotic, efforts to achieve what one or another wants …1895 Amer. sl.
– FALL OVER ONESELF to go out of one’s way to do something; to be eager or enthusiastic …1904 sl., orig. US
– GAPE AFTER to be eager to obtain; to have a longing for something …c1340
– HAVE ANTS IN ONE’S PANTS to be impatient or eager to act or speak …sl.
– KAME to be eager for something …1941 Sc.
– KECKLE to show signs of unrestrained eagerness or delight; to laugh with joy or excitement …1728 Sc.
– LEAP OUT OF ONESELF † to be delighted or eager …1611
– LEAP OUT OF ONE’S SKIN to be delighted or eager …1629
– MANG to be extremely eager or anxious; to long, to be consumed with desire …1866 Sc.
– RUSH IT * to do something eagerly or enthusiastically …1859 US colloq.
– STRAIN AT THE LEASH to be eager or impatient to start …1910 sl.
– YAWN AFTER † to be eager to obtain, to long for …a1250
 
EAGERLY – adverbs
– AFFECTIONATELY † with strong inclination; eagerly, zealously, earnestly …1588
– AFFECTUALLY † with eager desire, earnestly …1483
– AFFECTUOUSLY † with earnest feeling or desire; earnestly, ardently, eagerly …1450
– BATAUNTLY † hastily, pressingly, eagerly …1393
– BELIVE † speedily, hastily, quickly, eagerly …c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BILIVE † speedily, hastily, quickly, eagerly …c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BLIVE † speedily, hastily, quickly, eagerly …c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CANTLY boldly, briskly, eagerly, energetically, cheerily …1352 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. obs.
– CATAWAMPOUSLY utterly, vigorously, completely; fiercely, eagerly, violently  …1834 Amer. sl.
– CATAWAMPTIOUSLY utterly, vigorously, completely; fiercely, eagerly, violently  …1857 Amer. sl.
– FAINLY * gladly, eagerly …1535
– GAPINGLY with open mouth; eagerly; amazedly …1571
– HEADILY † eagerly …c1450
– JEALOUSLY † zealously, eagerly …1388
– RANNEL eagerly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RASH quickly, eagerly, hurriedly …1884 Eng. dial.
– RASHLY eagerly, hastily …1805 Eng. dial.
– SAVAGELY eagerly, heartily; copiously …1897 Eng. dial.
– UPON THE GAPE † eagerly …1713
– WITH ONE’S TONGUE HANGING OUT eagerly …colloq.
– YAPLY actively, nimbly, readily, eagerly …a1400 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YAPPELY actively, nimbly, readily, eagerly ..c1440 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YARELY quickly, promptly, nimbly, briskly, diligently, eagerly …a900 arch.
– YERNE † eagerly, earnestly, diligently, zealously, heartily …a1200
– YERNLY † eagerly, earnestly, diligently, zealously, heartily …c725
 
EAGERNESS – nouns
– ABERNESS eagerness …1922 Sc.
– AG stir, eagerness …1914 Sc.
– ARDURE † heat of passion or desire, vehemence, ardent desire; warmth of emotion, zeal, fervour, eagerness, enthusiasm …1386
– EAGERS, THE excessive eagerness, apprehension or anxiety …1928 Amer. sl.
– FAINNESS eagerness, gladness …c1300 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– GAPE a state of eagerness or wonder …1712
– INSTANCY eagerness …1885 Sc.
– JEALOUSY † zeal or vehemence of feeling in favour of a person or thing; devotion, eagerness, anxiety to serve …1436
– REITHNES eagerness, ardour …Bk1904 Sc.
– YEARNFULNESS † eagerness, diligence …c888
– YEVERNESS † eagerness, impetuosity …c1400 obs. exc. Sc.
 
EAGLE – adjectives
– EAGLY †* eagle-like, as in sight etc. …1624
eagle – nouns
– BIRD OF FREEDOM the American eagle ..1848 US
– BIRD OF JOVE the eagle …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BIRD OF WASHINGTON the American eagle …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BUZZARD the American eagle …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CROW the American eagle …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– EAGLESS †* a female eagle …1611
– EAGLET a young eagle …1572
– EGLET a young eagle …1572
– GOOSE the American eagle …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRAY EAGLE an immature bald eagle …1778 Amer. dial.
– OLD MAN the bald eagle …1953 Amer. dial.
– WARBIRD a golden eagle …1855 Amer. dial.
– WAR-BIRD the golden eagle …1836 Amer. dial.
– WAR EAGLE a golden eagle …1819 Amer. dial.
– YEARN † an erne, an eagle …1790 Sc.
– YIRN an eagle …1824 Sc.
eagle – person
– EAGLE FREAK a person with strong concerns about the environment and conservation, esp. the preservation of the eagle …Bk2006 US sl.
 
EAR – adjectives
– BANGLE-EARED having ears that hang loosely …1567
– BEALED of an ear: infected, abscessed …1903 Amer. dial.
– BEELED of an ear: infected, abscessed …1965 Amer. dial.
– GOTCH-EARED having drooping ears …1905 Amer. dial.
– LAVE † of ears: drooping, hanging …a1400-50
– LAVE-EARED having drooping or hanging ears …1570
– LONG-LUGGED having long ears ……1815 Sc.
ear – nouns
– AUNT NELL the ear; usually as a plural …2002 UK sl.
– BAKORE large, protruding ears …1970s S. Afr.
– BANGLE-EAR one hanging loosely or flapping, like a spaniel’s …1725
– BEAL an abscess or boil, esp. in the ear …1967 Amer. dial.
– BEALING an abscess or boil, esp. in the ear …1824 Amer. dial.
– BEEAL an abscess or boil, esp. in the ear …1942 Amer. dial.
– BONNET-LUG the ear which is more visible when a cap is worn on one side of the head …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOTTLE OF BEER the ear …1961 UK rhyming sl.
– CABBAGE LEAVES large ears …1942 US sl.
– CABRACH-SWEETIE a box on the ear …Bk1898 Sc.
– CAULIFLOWER EAR an ear swollen by blows …1896 sl.
– DALLACH a blow, a box on the ear …1900 Sc.
– DEADBELL a ringing in the ears …20C Irish sl.
– DRUM DEPARTMENT the ears …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– EARCLAPPER the ear …1931-33 Amer. dial.
– EAR-FLAP a person’s ear …1859 US jocular
– EARHOLE an ear …1923 sl.
– EAR-PIECE an ear …1980s UK Black sl.
– FLAP an ear …World War II Amer. sl.
– FLAPPERS the ears …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– FLOP the ear …1945 US sl.
– GLASS OF BEER an ear …20C rhyming sl.
– HAFFET a blow on the side of the head; a box on the ear …1808 Sc.
– HARKER an ear …1941 Amer. dial.
– HEARS the ears …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– JAR-HANDLES large or prominent ears …B1900 Eng. dial.
– JUGHANDLES prominent ears …1969 UK sl.
– JUGLUGS prominent ears …1969 UK sl.
– LAGER BEER an ear …1960s Aust. rhyming sl.
– LAP † the ear-lobe …a1400
– LAPPET a lobe of the ear …1609
– LISTENER an ear …1821 sl.
– LORDS AND PEERS the ears …2000s rhyming sl.
– LUG an ear …1507 sl.
– LUGHOLE an ear …1895 sl.
– MIKES ears …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– NERE † an ear …1483
– PADDY DREEL a humorous term given to the act of taking a person by the ear (such as a child from his seat to the front of the schoolroom) and marching him along against his inclination …1958 Sc.
– PICK the tip of the ear …1904 Amer. dial.
– POLARI LOBE the ear …2002 UK sl.
– RASHER a box on the ear; a slap …1777 Eng. dial.
– REINDEERS the ears …Bk1942 Amer. rhyming sl.
– SAILS the ears …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SALAMANDER a slap, a box on the ear …1948 Sc.
– SAP † ear wax …c1440
– SCLAFF a blow with the palm of the hand or some flat instrument; a slap; a box on the ear; a falling-flat; a clap, a thud …1866 Sc.
– SCLAFFERT a slap, a blow with the open palm or anything flat; a box on the ear …1759 Sc.
– SCOUR a blow, stroke, swipe, or box on the ear …1882 Sc. 
– SIGHS AND TEARS ears …1930s US criminals’ rhyming sl.
– SOUND CATCHERS the ears …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TAB an ear …1866 orig. dial.
– TABHOLE the ear …1968 sl.
– TAPS the ears …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TIB the ear; the tip or lobe of the ear …1876 Eng. dial.
– TIN EAR an ear swollen by blows …1923 sl.
– TINKLING the ringing of the ears …1495
– WATTLES the ears …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– WILLIAMSTOWN PIERS ears …Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl.
– WOOLWICH PIER an ear …Brit. rhyming sl.
– YEARS the ears …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– YIELD-YOW a violent pressure of the thumb under the lobe of the ear …Bk1905 Sc.
ear – person
– DUMBO (derogatory) a person with large ears …M20 US sl.
ear – verbs 
– LAVE †* of the ears: to droop, to hang down …1597-8
– SCONCE to beat, esp. about the head; to box the ears …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOUCE to chastise; to beat with the hand; to box the ears …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SING of the ears: to ring, to tingle, to be filled with a humming sound …1621
– TAKE ONE’S HAND FROM ANOTHER’S HAFFET to slap, to box someone’s ears …1721 Sc.
– WARM THE EARS to strike or box the ears …1889 Eng. dial.
– WARM THE WAX OF SOMEONE’S EAR to box someone’s ears …M19 sl.
ear – phrases
– HEAD LIKE A MINI WITH THE DOORS OPEN to have protruding ears …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 
EARL – person
– ADELMAN, EADELMAN † a nobleman, an earl, a gentleman …Bk1708
– YARL an earl; the title of earl …Bk1866 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YEARL, YERL, YERLE, YURL an earl …1854 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
EARLIER – adjectives
– RATHER earlier, preceding another or others in point of time, coming at an earlier hour, date, etc….1388
– RATHERMORE †* earlier, former …1382
earlier – adverbs
– OR † earlier, sooner …c1330
– TITTER † more quickly; sooner, earlier …a1300 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– TOFORE † of time: previously, beforehand, earlier; in the past …c1175
– UP FRONT in advance, esp. of money paid for illegal activities, such as drug purchases …1950s sl.
earlier – prepositions 
– TOFORE † of time: earlier than …a1000
 
EARLIEST – adjectives
– ELDEST earliest, first produced; first, most ancient …c897 arch.
– FURTHEST † earliest, first …1653
– RATHEST † earliest …c1420 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
earliest – adverbs 
– RATHEST † earliest …1387-8
 
EARLINESS – nouns
– RATHENESS * earliness …1635
 
EARLY – adjectives
– AIR early …1737 Sc.
– BETIMELY †* early …1594
– EARLY DOORS early …1980s sl.
– MATUTINARY occurring or performed in the morning, early …1858
– RARE † early …1574 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RATHE 1. done or occurring before the usual or natural time; early …c1420 Eng. dial. & poetic
2. early in the day; belonging to the morning …1596 Eng. dial. & poetic
– TIMEFUL † early in season …1382
– TIMEOUS early (in the morning, or in the season); sufficiently early …c1470 chiefly Sc.
– TIMOUS early (in the morning, or in the season); sufficiently early …c1470 chiefly Sc.
– UNEARTHLY unpleasantly early …1865 sl.
– UNGODLY of time: unpleasantly early in the day …1889 UK sl.
– VERNAL suggestive of spring; having the mildness or freshness of spring; early, youthful …1790
early – adverbs
– BEFORETIMES early …1960 Amer. dial.
– BETIME 1. † at an early hour, early in the day …c1250
2. † in good time, early, seasonably …a1300
– BETIMES 1. at an early time, period, or season; early in the year, early in life …c1314
2. at an early hour, early in the morning …1481
– BY TIMES early …1875 Eng. dial.
– EARLY DOORS early on, esp. in relation to a sporting contest; orig. applied to admissions to old time music halls …1998 UK sl.
– ERE early …1753 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ERISH rather early …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– OR † early, at an early hour …c950
– RARE early; ready, prepared …1790 Eng. dial.
– RATHE early in the morning or day …c1386 Eng. dial. & poetic
– SUDDENLY † at an early date, early; soon, speedily; shortly (after) …c1500
early – nouns
– AIRNESS the state or condition of being early …Bk1898 Sc.
– DAWN PATROL the act of getting up very early in the morning, to get a head start on the day …20C Amer. sl.
– FORE-PART the early part, as the ‘forepart’ of the day …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– TIMELINESS †* early development or maturity …1599
early – person 
– EAGER BEAVER a diligent and energetic worker; an eager or enthusiastic person; a zealous person; a person who is always on time or always early ….1943
– EARLY BIRD a person who gets up, arrives, or acts before the usual or expected time …1830
– EARLY STIRRER one who is up early …1597 
early – verbs 
– EARLIERISE to do at an earlier date
early – phrases
– DAY BEFORE THE FAIR, THE too early …Bk1897
 
EARMUFF – nouns
– COOTIE GARAGE earmuffs …Amer. World War I sl.
– EARLAPPER an earmuff …1904 Amer. dial.
 
EARN – nouns
– HANDYTHRIFT † what a man earns with his hands …a1592
earn – verbs
– ADDLE † to acquire or gain as one’s own; to earn …c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– ARLE to earn …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BETRAVAIL † to work for; to earn by labour …1393
– BRING HOME THE BACON to earn wages, esp. as the head of a household; to make a profit; broadly, to succeed in an endeavour …1909 Amer. sl.
– CLOCK to acquire; to earn. to ‘rack up’ …1990 Amer. sl., esp. Black usage
– COP A BUNDLE to earn a good deal of money; to prosper …L19 sl.
– CUT ONE’S OWN GRASS † to earn one’s own living …1863 sl., orig. US
– EARN ONE’S PEASOUP to earn at least enough for one’s bed and board …L19 sl.
– EARN ONE’S TUCKER to earn at least enough for one’s bed and board …L19 sl.
– EARN SALT TO ONE’S KAIL to earn one’s living; to make a sufficient livelihood …1895 Sc.
– EDDLE to work for, to earn …1887 Sc.
– ETTLE 1. to earn, to acquire by labour …1851 Eng. dial.
2. to work for, to earn …1887 Sc.
– FANG † to receive as a gift, or as one’s due; to earn as wages; also, to accept as one’s lot …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GET ONE’S CHUMP to earn one’s living …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– GET SALT to earn one’s living; to make a sufficient livelihood …Bk1904 Sc.
– GET SALT TO ONE’S KAIL to earn one’s living; to make a sufficient livelihood …1787 Sc.
– GET SALT TO ONE’S PORRIDGE to earn one’s living; to make a sufficient livelihood …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– KNOCK DOWN to earn or obtain money, usually for work, or by requesting a loan or gift …1920s US sl.
– KNOCK OUT to earn as wages …1871 sl.
– MAKE A QUID to earn a living …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– MAKE ONE’S TUCKER to earn at least enough for one’s bed and board …L19 sl.
– OF-EARN † to earn, to deserve …c1200
– OFGO † to gain, to win, to obtain; to obtain by merit, to deserve, to earn …c1000
– OFSERVE † to deserve, to merit; to obtain by deserving; to earn …a1225
– PULL to earn as income; to make a sum of money, as by a sale or the like …c1925 Aust. sl.
– PULL DOWN to earn a sum of money, esp. as a wage or salary …1917
– PULL IN to earn money …1529 UK sl.
– SARROW to earn …1825 Eng. dial.
– SCRATCH ALONG to earn a scanty livelihood; to pull through hard times …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– STACK to earn a lot of money …1997 US sl.
– SUCK A RICH TEAT to gain money lightly earned …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– TILL † to labour after, to seek after, to provide; to get by effort, to obtain, acquire or earn by labour; later, to get, to obtain …a900
– TURN AN HONEST PENNY to earn one’s living honestly; to make money by fair means
– YADDLE to earn …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YANK to earn, to win, usually money …L19 sl., orig. US
– YARROW to earn, to gain by industry …1808 Sc.
earn – person  (includes EARNER)
– TALL POPPY a conspicuously high earner or other VIP …1930s Aust. sl.
 
EARNED – adjectives
– HARD-HADDLED hard-earned …1878 Eng. dial.
– QUICK-COME-BY easily gained or earned …1899 Eng. dial.
earned – nouns
– EARN an amount of money earned, esp. earned illicitly …1977 Aust. sl.
– EARNER money earned, esp. money from an illicit source or corrupt practice …1970 UK sl.
– TAKEDOWN the amount earned …1990 US sl.
 
EARNEST – adjectives
– AFFECTIONATE † eager, ambitious, earnest …1598
– AFFECTIOUS † earnest, sincere; cordial …1581
– AFFECTIVE †* earnest, zealous …1549
– AFFECTUAL † earnest, ardent, eager, hearty …1483
– AFFECTUOUS † earnest in feeling or desire; eager, ardent,  hearty …1494
– DEAD-WOOD EARNEST quite earnest …B1900 Amer. dial.
– DEEDIE full of activity; painstaking, earnest …1852 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– DEEDY full of activity; painstaking, earnest …1852 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– DERN determined, earnest, eager; careful …1881 Eng. dial.
– EAGER BEAVER earnest, usually excessively so …1940s sl.
– EARNESTFUL † earnest; sincerely zealous; intense, ardent …1430
– EARNSTFUL earnest; with great longing or yearning …1857 Eng. dial.
– FLAGRANT † ardent, intensely eager or earnest …1521 
– HARDY-EARNEST downright earnest …Bk1905 Ireland
– HEARTLY † proceeding from or seated in the heart; expressive of real feeling; earnest, genuine, sincere …1340-70
– NEODFUL †* earnest, eager …a1000
– NETTLE-EARNEST downright earnest …1818 Sc.
– RATHE quick in action, speedy, prompt; eager, earnest, vehement …c900 Eng. dial. & poetic
– WAKEN ON to become animated, earnest, or excited; to become violent in language …Bk1905 Sc.
– YEARNSFUL earnest; with great longing or yearning …1857 Eng. dial.
– YERNSFUL † earnest; with great longing or yearning …1878 Eng. dial.
– YERNSTFUL † earnest; with great longing or yearning …1878 Eng. dial.
earnest – person
– EAGER BEAVER an excessively earnest, keen person whose efforts are sometimes more notable for their sound and fury than their actual usefulness …1943 orig. US
earnest – verbs 
– KNUCKLE DOWN TO to apply oneself earnestly or vigorously …1864
– MEAN BUSINESS to be totally committed, to be utterly earnest …1857 sl.
 
EARNESTLY – adverbs
– AFFECTEDLY with aim or desire; with true intent; intentionally, sincerely, earnestly …1596
– AFFECTIONALLY † affectionately; earnestly …a1657
– AFFECTIONATELY † with strong inclination; eagerly, zealously, earnestly …1588
– AFFECTIOUSLY † earnestly, sincerely, cordially, kindly …1430
– AFFECTUALLY † with eager desire, earnestly …1483 obs. Murray 1888
– AFFECTUOUSLY † with earnest feeling or desire; earnestly, ardently, eagerly …1450
– DEARLY † from the heart, heartily, earnestly …a1310
– DING-DANG in rapid succession; speedily, pell-mell; in earnest, with a will …1742 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DING-DONG in rapid succession; speedily, pell-mell; in earnest, with a will …1672
– EARN †* earnestly, longingly …1230
– EARNSTFULLY earnestly, wistfully, yearningly …1844 Eng. dial.
– EFFECTUOUSLY † urgently, earnestly …1533
– FAIR DINKUM serious, in earnest …1934 Aust. sl.
– FAST † earnestly, steadily, diligently, zealously …c1200
– FOR FAIR in reality, earnestly, seriously …1853 Eng. dial.
– HEAD AND HEELS completely, altogether, without reserve; with great earnestness …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HEAD AND HIDE completely, altogether, without reserve; with great earnestness …1868 Sc.
– HEAD AND TAIL completely, altogether, without reserve; with great earnestness …1853 Sc.
– HEARTLY † with the heart; earnestly, sincerely; cordially; heartily …a1225
– HORSE AND FOOT † with all one’s might …c1600
– IN DEAD EARNEST most earnestly; undoubtedly …c1870 colloq.
– IN GOOD SADDENS in earnest …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– IN GOOD SADNESS † in earnest, not joking …1544
– IN SPITE OF HELL resolutely; earnestly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN SPITE OF HELL AND HIGH WATER resolutely; earnestly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– MAINLY † of expression, thought: vehemently, strongly; earnestly, eagerly …c1400
– NEEDLY † zealously, carefully; earnestly …c900
– OBNIXELY †* earnestly, strenuously …1641
– OBNIXIOUSLY †* earnestly, strenuously …1632
– OF ALL ONE’S HEART † with all one’s heart; sincerely, earnestly …c1380
– OF HEART † with all one’s heart; sincerely, earnestly …c1380
– ON THE DEAD in earnest; sincerely; straightforwardly; honestly, truthfully  …1888 sl.
– THACK-AND-MORTAR in good earnest; with all one’s might …1856 Eng. dial.
– TOOTH AND TOENAIL. with all one’s strength, with great energy, in earnest; completely …1828 Amer. dial.
– VREACH carefully, diligently, earnestly, actively …1746 Eng. dial.
– YERNE † eagerly, earnestly, diligently, zealously, heartily …a1200
– YERNLY † eagerly, earnestly, diligently, zealously, heartily …c725
 
EARNESTNESS – nouns
– EARNESTY †* earnestness …1572
– IMPRESSMENT * earnestness, ardour …1854 
 
EARNING – nouns
– ADDLING † earning …c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– OFGOING † deserving, earning …1340
 
EARNINGS – nouns
– ADDLINGS wages, earnings; savings …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– EDDLINS earnings, wages …1887 Sc.
– ETTLINGS earnings …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– ETTLINS earnings, wages …1887 Sc.
– FANG earnings, takings; that which is received …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FANGINGS wages, earnings, takings …1846 Eng. dial.
– HARD-EARNED money, esp. that identified as earnings …1975 sl.
– MAKINGS earnings; profits …1837 colloq.
– SCRAN earnings, wages …1869 Eng. dial.
– WAGES any form of illicit earnings …1920s sl.
– YEARNINGS † earnings …1581
 
EARPHONES – nouns
– CANS earphones …Bk2006 US sl.
– EARS earphones …sl.
earphones – verbs 
– HAVE ONE’S EARS ON to be listening through earphones to a radio,  or the like …sl.
 
EARRING – nouns
– AUNT NELLY FAKE an earring; usually as a plural …1997 UK sl.
– BOB an earring …1793 Eng. dial.
– DANGLER any form of pendant jewellery, as a watch fob or an earring …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– DANGLING MODIFIER a single, long, flashy earring …1980s US campus sl.
– EARBOB an earring or eardrop …1640 Amer. dial.
– EARBOBBER an earring …1954 Amer. dial.
– EAR BUTTON an earring worn directly on the earlobe rather than dangling below it …1970 Amer. dial.
– EARCLASP an earring with a clip fastener …1965 Amer. dial.
– EARCLIP an earring with a clip fastener …1950 Amer. dial.
– EARDANGLE an earring, usually one with a pendant …1968 Amer. dial.
– EARDROP an earring, usually one with a pendant …1859 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– EAR-DROPPERS earrings …1861 Eng. dial.
– EARFLOP an earring …1966 Amer. dial.
– EARHOOP a hoop-shaped earring …1808 Amer. dial.
– EARLET † an earring …1609
– EARSCREW an earring, esp. one with a screw fastener …1927 Amer. dial.
 
EARTH – adverbs
– BENEATH beneath the skies; in the world, on the earth …c1250 arch.
– EARTHLINS towards the earth or ground …1809 Sc.
 
EARTH (planet) – nouns
– APOLLO PLAY the planet Earth …1940s US Black sl.
– APPLE the planet Earth …1930s US Black sl.
– BALL OF DIRT the earth …1898 Amer. sl.
– LEVEL, THE the earth’s surface …1848
– MIDDLE-ERD the earth, the world …1768 Sc.
– ORB † the earth, the world …1601
Earth (planet) – person
– EARTHITE an inhabitant of earth …1825 nonce word
– EARTHLING an inhabitant of the earth …1593
– EARTHLUBBER a person who stays on earth and has not travelled in outer space – one who is not a space traveller …1976
– EARTH-WARE † earth-dwellers …c893
– GEOGNOSIST one versed in geognosy; one who has a knowledge of the structure of the earth …1797 hist.
– GEOGNOST one versed in geognosy; one who has a knowledge of the structure of the earth …1802 hist.
– GEOMORPHIST * an expert or specialist in geomorphology (the nature, origin, and development of the physical features of the earth’s surface) …1896
– GEOMORPHOLOGIST an expert or specialist in geomorphology (the nature, origin, and development of the physical features of the earth’s surface) …1899
– GEOPLANARIAN a person who believes that the earth is flat …1917
 
EARTH (ground, soil) – nouns
– DAISY-QUILT the earth, the ground …1848 Ireland
– TASS a small heap of earth …Bk1905 Sc.
earth (ground, soil) – person
– GEOPHAGIST – one who eats earth …1842
 
EARTHEN – adjectives
– YEARTHEN † earthen …1582 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
EARTHENWARE – adjectives
– DELFIN made of earthenware …1897 Sc.
– LALLIE made of earthenware …1930 Sc.
– LAME made of earthenware or porcelain …1650 Sc.
earthenware – nouns
– CLOAM † coarse earthenware …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– DELF earthenware, crockery …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DELFWARE earthenware, crockery …1874 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DELPH earthenware, crockery …1790 Eng. dial.
– EQUIPAGE † utensils of all kinds, but especially of china, glass, or earthenware …1822 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– LALLIE a fragment of earthenware, a piece of broken pottery, esp. used as a plaything, as in hopscotch …1900 Sc.
– LAME 1. earthenware, china; a dish, crockery, dishes …1708 Sc.
2. a broken piece of earthenware or crockery …1861 Sc.
– MUGWARE earthenware …1900 Eng. dial.
– PIGS crockery or earthenware generally …c1450
– TICKNEY earthenware, esp. a coarse, common kind, made at Ticknall, near Derby …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WALLIE porcelain, china, glazed earthenware …1890 Sc.
earthenware – person
– POT FAKER a hawker of crockery or earthenware …1873 sl.
– POT-MAN * a dealer in earthenware; an itinerant seller of pots  …1732 Eng. dial.
– TICKNEY-MAN an itinerant vendor of coarse, common earthenware …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
EARTHLY – adjectives
– EARTHISH † earthly, terrestrial …1536 nonce word
– YEARETHLYE † earthly …1553
 
EARTHQUAKE – adjectives
– MACROSEISMIC relating to an intense earthquake, or to one of great area or of long continuance …Bk1910
earthquake – nouns 
– DIRT-QUAKE an earthquake …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– EARTH-DIN † an earthquake; thunder in the earth …a1079 obs. or Sc.
– EARTH-GRINE †* an earthquake …1297
– EARTH-GRITH †* an earthquake …1297
– EARTH-MOVING † an earthquake …1382
– EARTHQUAKING † an earthquake …c1400
– EARTHQUAVE † an earthquake …1382
– EARTH-SHAKE an earthquake …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– EARTH-SHAKING an earthquake …1387
– EARTH-SHOCK † an earthquake …c1315
– HYPOCENTER, HYPOCENTRE the focus of an earthquake; the point within the earth where it originates …1905
– MACROSEISM a great earthquake; a heavy or intense earthquake …Bk1910
– QUAKER an earthquake …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SEISM * an earthquake …1883
– SHAKE an earthquake; an earth tremor …1705 Amer. dial.
– SHAKER an earthquake …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SHAKES an earthquake; an earth tremor …1705 Amer. dial.
– TERREMOTE † an earthquake …1390
– TREMBLER an earthquake …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– WIGGLER an earthquake …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
EARTHWORM – see WORM
 
EAR-TRUMPET – nouns
– SARBACANE † an ear-trumpet …1644
 
EARWIG – nouns
– BATTLE-TWIG an earwig …1790 Eng. dial.
– BEETLE-WIG † an earwig …1595
– CLIP-SHEAR(S) the earwig …1898 Sc.
– COACHBELL a Scotch name of the earwig …Bk1890 Sc.
– EAR-PIERCER the earwig …1875
– EARWICK * an earwig Bk1888
– EARYWIG an earwig …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– FORKY-TAIL the earwig …Bk1894 Eng. dial.
– GALLACHER an earwig …Bk1900 Sc.
– HAIRY-WIG the earwig …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MANY-FEET † a general name for earwigs, woodlice, etc.; the centipede …1658 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– NARROW-WRIGGLE an earwig …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NEAR-WIGGLE an earwig …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PINCHER BUG an earwig …1968 Amer. dial.
– PINCHERWIG the earwig …1886 Eng. dial.
– SCODGEBELL the earwig …1915 Sc.
– SCODGIE the earwig …1915 Sc.
– SCOTCHBELL the earwig …1915 Sc.
– SCOTCHBOLT the earwig …1915 Sc.
– SCOTCHIE the earwig …1915 Sc.