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Ens \Ens\ ([e^]nz), n. [L., ens, entis, a thing. See Entity.]

  1. (Metaph.) Entity, being, or existence; an actually existing being; also, God, as the Being of Beings.

  2. (Chem.) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; essence. [Obs.]


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context philosophy English) An entity or being; an existing thing, as opposed to a quality or attribute. 2 (context chemistry alchemy now historical English) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; an essence, an active principle. Etymology 2

n. (plural of en English)


Ens may refer to:

  • Ens, Netherlands, a village in the Netherlands
  • Ens, Hautes-Pyrénées, a town in France
  • Ens, Saskatchewan, a hamlet in Canada

ENS may refer to:

  • Enhanced Network Selection, a mobile telephone technology
  • Ensign (rank), a junior rank of commissioned officer

In Companies and organizations:

  • European Nuclear Society, a federation of national nuclear societies
  • Energistyrelsen, the Danish Energy Agency.
  • Education Not for Sale, a student campaign in the United Kingdom
  • Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, a large law firm based in South Africa
  • École normale supérieure, a set of four prestigious higher education institutions in France:
    • École Normale Supérieure, in Paris
    • École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, located in Lyon
    • École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, in Cachan near Paris
    • École Normale Supérieure de Rennes, in Rennes
  • Environment News Service, an environmental news agency
  • EnerSys, an international manufacturer of batteries
  • Ente Nazionale Sordi, an Italian organization focused on deaf people

In Medicine:

  • Enteric nervous system, the nervous system of the gastrointestinal system
  • Empty nest syndrome, a psychological condition
  • Empty nose syndrome, a medical condition
  • Engineered negligible senescence, the engineered prevention or reversal of cellular aging
Ens (river)

'''Ens ''' is a river of Bavaria, Germany.

Usage examples of "ens".

Therefore more equipment had to be taken along and cached, simply to resupply the berg ens This was what was in the jerricans and two sandbags, one containing more NEC kit, the other more food plus any batteries and odds and sods.

It took each of us two trips to ferry the berg ens jerricans, and sandbags.

And maybe the jundies would have been so busy looting the berg ens that all that kit would have disappeared anyway.

These creatures are found only on four southern isles of the Archipelago, Roke, Ensmer, Pody and Wathort.

Jaris and Odon had linked arms and were whooping and shouting back at the barker who was trying to persuade them to come inside his tent and see the Juggling Hidaspi Brothers from Far Entia.