e-book

e-book

Turning the pages doesn’t feel the same with an e-book.

e-book

/ ˈi bʊk / noun

a text in digital format that can be downloaded from the internet and read on a computer or mobile device:
The book is available in print or as an e-book.

E-book contrasts with p-book:
E-book sales are declining against p-books.

Read all about it: Stop the world – I want to get off!

ELF

ELF

ELF has been studied by academics

ELF

/ ɛlf / noun

a form of English that is used amongst people whose first language is not English to communicate with each other:
International students studying at British universities often use ELF to communicate with each other.

ELF can also be pronounced as an abbreviation, “E.L.F”.

emmet

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Emmet comes from an old word meaning “ant”.

emmet

/ ˈɛmᵻt / noun

a word used in Cornwall to refer to a tourist:
When the emmets invade in the summer, we pack up and head for Spain.

euro

euro

a one-euro coin

euro

/ ˈjʊərɵ / noun

the common currency of some countries of the European Union:
The euro rose against the US dollar yesterday.

euro-

European flag

euro-

/ ˈjʊərɵ / combining form

Euro- can be combined with another word, usually a noun, to imply a connection with the continent of Europe, the European Union, or the euro currency:
europop | The documents are written in a barely comprehensible eurojargon.

It is sometimes written as a separate word, especially in newspapers:
the Euro Parliament in Strasbourg

Euro-English

Euro-English dictionary

Euro-English may be the future standard for English in Europe

Euro-English

/ ˈjʊərɵɪŋɡlɪʃ / noun

a form of English that is used amongst Europeans whose first language is not English, especially within the European Union:
The documents appeared to be written in a kind of Euro-English.

eurocent

eurocent

a eurocent: so small it’s almost not there

eurocent

/ ˈjʊərɵsɛnt / noun

an amount of money equal to one hundredth of a euro:
The eurocent coin is so small that it is almost weightless, with a value to match.

eurocrat

Berlaymont

The Barlaymont in Brussels, home to thousands of eurocrats

eurocrat

/ ˈjʊərɵkræt / noun

an official of the European Union, especially one in a high position:
British eurocrats are applying for Belgian citizenship in order to keep their jobs safe after Brexit.

eurofederalism

European flag

Flagwaving for the eurofederalist cause

eurofederalism

/ ˈjʊərɵfɛdərəlɪzəm / noun

the belief that the countries of the European should form a closer political union:
Eurosceptics believe that the country is being pushed in the direction of eurofederalism.

euroregion

The Øresund euroregion comprises territory in Denmark and Sweden.

The Øresund euroregion comprises territory in Denmark and Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]

euroregion

/ ˈjʊərɵridʒən / noun

a region that is formed from areas of more than one country in Europe for the purposes of economic development:
The Øresund euroregion comprises territory in Denmark and Sweden.

eurosceptic

pound sign

The pound sign, cherished symbol of many eurosceptics

eurosceptic

/ jʊərɵˈskɛptk / noun

a person who is opposed to being a member of the European Union:
Eurospectics make up a powerful minority within the party.

Eurosceptic is also an adjective:
Eurosceptic MPs had long been calling for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

Eurovision

The winners of Eurovision 2017

The winners of Eurovision 2017

Eurovision

/ ˈjʊərɵvɪʒən / noun

a broadcasting network of which many national European broadcasters are members:
The race will be broadcast around the continent by Eurovision.

Eurovision is also short for the Eurovision Song Contest, a competition organized by the Eurovision network to choose the most popular song from participating countries:
This year’s Eurovision winners are Portugal.

eurozone

the eurozone

The eurozone, shown in blue

eurozone

/ ˈjʊərɵzon / noun

The eurozone consists of all the countries that use the euro as their legal currency:
Greece is in danger of being forced out of the eurozone.

Eurozone is not used in official language. The official term is the euro area:
Kosovo and Montenegro have adopted the euro, but are not officially part of the euro area.