147 Words That Start With 'E' for Wordle and Scrabble Players

By: Desiree Bowie  | 
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From short, common words to longer, more obscure ones, knowing a variety of words that start with "E" can give you the competitive edge to outscore your opponents in many popular word games.

For example, the word "exult" could be the key to solving the daily Wordle before your competitors finish their morning coffee. In Scrabble, a high-scoring word like "equity" could help you dominate the board and eliminate that challenging "Q" tile.


So, whether you're aiming to crack the daily Wordle before everyone else in the world or crush the board in Scrabble, the following lists of "E" words can help you stay ahead of the competition.

5-Letter 'E' Words for Wordle

Ready to up your Wordle game and leave your friends in awe? Word length is key in the daily puzzle, and keeping an arsenal of five-letter words starting with E can be your secret weapon.

  • Eager
  • Eagle
  • Ebony
  • Eight
  • Elate
  • Elect
  • Elegy
  • Elope
  • Ember
  • Emits
  • Empty
  • Endow
  • Enema
  • Entry
  • Erect
  • Erode
  • Erase
  • Essay
  • Epoch
  • Equal
  • Equip
  • Essay
  • Event
  • Every
  • Exact
  • Exalt
  • Exist
  • Extra
  • Evoke


2-Letter 'E' Words for Scrabble

Imagine you’re deep into a heated game of Scrabble with your friends. The scores are neck and neck, and the board is starting to fill up. You glance at your rack and see a frustrating sight: multiple "E" tiles staring back at you. Your options may be limited but they exist.

Here's a short list of two-letter "E" words, along with their definitions (in case your opponent wants to challenge your play and whip out a dictionary).


  • Ed: Education
  • Ef: The letter F
  • Eh: Used to express inquiry or surprise
  • El: Elevated railroad or the letter L
  • Em: A printer's measurement
  • En: A printer's measurement
  • Er: Used to express hesitation
  • Es: The letter S
  • Et: A past tense suffix and past participle of eat
  • Ew: Used to express disgust

3-Letter 'E' Words for Scrabble

These short words can fit into tight spaces and link multiple words together, maximizing your points. Here are some valuable three-letter "E" words to enhance your Scrabble strategy.

  • Ear: The organ of hearing
  • Eat: To consume food
  • Ebb: To recede or decline
  • Eco: Short for ecological or environmental
  • Eel: A type of long, slender fish
  • Eff: A variant of "F"
  • Egg: An oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish or invertebrate
  • Ego: A person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance
  • Elf: A small, often mischievous creature from folklore
  • Elm: A type of tree
  • Emu: A large flightless bird native to Australia
  • End: The final part of something
  • Eng: A short form of engineering
  • Era: A long and distinct period of history
  • Ere: Before (in time)
  • Err: To make a mistake
  • Eve: The day or period immediately before an event or occasion
  • Eye: The organ of sight


4-Letter 'E' Words for Scrabble

These concise words are ideal for filling those challenging gaps and enhancing your overall gameplay. Here’s a great list to keep at your fingertips.

  • Each: Every one of two or more people or things, regarded and identified separately
  • Earl: A British nobleman ranking above a viscount and below a marquess
  • Earn: To receive money or something of value in return for one's labor or services
  • Ears: Sensory organs responsible for hearing and balance in most vertebrates, including humans
  • Ease: Freedom from pain or difficulty; to make less severe
  • East: The direction where the sun rises, opposite of west
  • Echo: A sound or sounds caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener
  • Eels: Long, slender fish that resemble snakes
  • Edge: The outside limit of an object or area; a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces
  • Else: In addition to what has been mentioned; different
  • Emit: To produce and discharge something, especially gas or radiation
  • Envoy: A messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission
  • Epic: A long narrative poem, typically detailing heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation; also means grand or impressive in scale
  • Eras: Periods of time marked by significant events, developments or changes
  • Even: Flat and smooth; without variations or irregularities; also means divisible by two with no remainder
  • Ever: At any time; at all times
  • Evil: Profoundly immoral and wicked
  • Exit: A way out, especially from a building or situation
  • Eyes: The organs of sight in humans and animals


5-Letter 'E' Words for Scrabble

These five-letter words often provide a great mix of common and uncommon letters, giving you an edge in guessing and narrowing down possibilities.

  • Eager: Enthusiastic and keen
  • Eagle: A large bird of prey with a massive hooked bill and long, broad wings
  • Easel: Stand used to hold up an artist's canvas
  • Ebony: A dense, black hardwood
  • Eight: A number that is one more than seven
  • Elate: To make someone ecstatically happy
  • Elect: To choose someone for a position by voting
  • Elope: To run away secretly in order to get married
  • Ember: A small piece of burning or glowing coal or wood in a dying fire
  • Empty: Containing nothing; not filled or occupied
  • Ended: The section of an area that lies at the boundary
  • Entry: An act of going or coming in
  • Epoch: A period of time in history or a person's life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics
  • Equal: Being the same in quantity, size, degree or value
  • Equip: To supply with necessary items for a particular purpose
  • Erase: To remove or obliterate
  • Erect: To construct or raise to an upright position
  • Erode: To gradually wear away or be worn away by natural forces
  • Essay: A short piece of writing on a particular subject
  • Evade: To avoid or be elusive
  • Event: A thing that happens, especially one of importance
  • Every: Used to refer to all the individual members of a set without exception
  • Evoke: To bring or recall a feeling, memory or image to the conscious mind
  • Exact: Not approximated in any way; precise
  • Exalt: To hold someone or something in very high regard; to glorify
  • Exist: To have actual being; to be real
  • Extra: More than what is usual or necessary


6-Letter 'E' Words for Scrabble and Other Word Games

Mastering six-letter words can be a game-changer, helping you rack up serious points and clear your tiles in Scrabble. You can also use these words in games like Words With Friends, New York Times’ Spelling Bee and Boggle.

  • Easels: Stands used to hold up an artist's canvas
  • Echoes: Repeated sounds caused by the reflection of sound waves
  • Eclair: A pastry filled with cream and topped with icing
  • Edible: Fit to be eaten; safe to consume
  • Ejects: Forces or throws something out
  • Eleven: The number following 10 and preceding 12
  • Embark: To begin a journey, especially on a ship or plane
  • Embers: Small pieces of burning or glowing coal or wood in a dying fire
  • Empire: A group of countries or regions controlled by one ruler or government
  • Employ: To hire someone for work or to use something for a purpose
  • Enable: To give someone or something the means to do something
  • Encamp: To set up a camp, especially a military one
  • Encase: To enclose or cover something completely
  • Engage: To attract or involve someone's interest or attention
  • Enlist: To join the armed forces or to recruit someone for a cause
  • Enrich: To improve the quality or value of something
  • Ensure: To make certain that something will occur or be the case
  • Entice: To attract or tempt someone by offering pleasure or advantage
  • Escape: To break free from confinement or control
  • Esteem: To regard with respect and admiration


7-Letter Scrabble Words for a Game-winning Bingo

Expanding your vocabulary with seven-letter words that start with "E" can be a game-changer, helping you rack up serious points on the board. Here are some lengthy Scrabble words to give you the edge.

  • Eagerly: With enthusiasm and intense interest
  • Earlier: At a previous time
  • Earnings: Money obtained in return for labor or services
  • Earthen: Made of baked clay
  • Edifice: A large, imposing building
  • Elastic: Capable of returning to its original shape after being stretched or compressed
  • Elation: Great happiness and exhilaration
  • Elitism: The belief that certain people or groups are superior
  • Embarks: To begin a journey, especially on a ship or plane
  • Embassy: The official residence or office of an ambassador
  • Emerald: A bright green precious stone
  • Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another
  • Emulate: To strive to equal or excel, typically by imitation
  • Enabler: Someone who enables another to achieve an end
  • Enacted: To make into law
  • Enchant: To delight completely; to cast a spell over
  • Enforce: To compel observance of or obedience to
  • Enlarge: To make bigger
  • Ennoble: To give someone a noble rank or title
  • Enticed: Attracted or tempted by offering pleasure or advantage
  • Entrust: To assign the responsibility for doing something to someone
  • Episode: An event or a group of events occurring as part of a sequence
  • Erosion: The gradual destruction or diminution of something by natural forces
  • Escort: A person or group of people accompanying another to provide protection or as a mark of rank
  • Excited: Very enthusiastic and eager
  • Excerpt: A short extract from a film, broadcast or piece of music or writing

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