- -ed [ed, id, əd, ] as a separate syllable, esp. [; d ] after a voiced sound in the same syllable [; t ] after a voiceless sound in the same syllablesuffix1. [as ending of past tense < ME < OE -ede, -ode, -ade, -de; as ending of past participles and analogous forms < ME < OE -ed, -od, -ad] forming the past tense of weak verbs [walked, wanted]2. [< OE -ede]a) forming the past participle of weak verbsb) forming analogous adjectives from nouns and verbs and from adjectives ending in -ate [cultured people, measured cadences; echinated]3. forming adjectives from nouns that is provided with or characterized by [bearded, diseased]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.