exe

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See also: EXE and Exe

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of executable.

Noun[edit]

exe (plural exes)

  1. (computing) A Windows executable file.
    • 1998 February 28, Michael Righi, “Can I keep PASSWORDS in the EXE file??”, in comp.lang.basic.visual.misc, Usenet[1], retrieved 2022-04-14:
      And a final note, you should encrypt the password stored in the exe. The encryption doesn't have to be the strongest, possibly just even an ascii value shift, but atleast some level of encryption that will keep someone using a hex editor from noticing an unusual string of characters in plain english at the end of your exe.
    • 1999 November 29, Hector, “Error when run from the EXE”, in microsoft.public.fox.vfp.forms, Usenet[2], retrieved 2022-04-14:
      I had write a form in a project that it will update the log number table when a click the "New Log Number" button. Everything seems OK when I run from the project!
      But when I complied it to a exe and run the EXE and click the "New Log Number" button, an error message come out and the content is somthing about "cannot update the temp table"?
    • 1999 November 29, Beth Walsh, “Error when run from the EXE”, in microsoft.public.fox.vfp.forms, Usenet[3], retrieved 2022-04-14:
      Make sure that you did not include the table with the exe, (you can not update a table built into the exe). That should fix your problem.
    • 2000 September 5, GG, “The exe FOLDER”, in comp.databases.gupta, Usenet[4], retrieved 2022-04-14:
      I have generated an EXE on the server then a shortcut in local drive C:\ . This shortcut starts in C:\MyDocuments (anyfolder). I'm trying to read a file located at the same place as the EXE so I need to get the full path name of the EXE.
    • 2003 September 18, Stephen J Whiteley, “How to change the name of the exe file?”, in microsoft.public.vb.general.discussion, Usenet[5], retrieved 2022-04-14:
      The exe name is NOT the project name: they are two different things. As soon as you save your project (after building an exe), whatever you built as your exe is the name it will always use for the exe. You can change the project name and it doesn't affect the exe name.

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

exe m (plural exes)

  1. Alternative form of exa

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

exe

  1. inflection of exen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

exe

  1. Alternative form of ax (axe)

Old Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Latin axem.

Noun[edit]

exe m (plural exes)

  1. axis
    • c. 1284, Alfonso X, General Estoria 5, (ed. by Pedro Sánchez Prieto, 2002):
      njn torno mas su correr contra el exe del firmamjento que lieua las planetas apriessa commo quien las rroba.
      ... nor did it turn its run any longer against the axis of the sky, which carries the planets along fast as if it were stealing them
Descendants[edit]
  • Spanish: eje

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

exe

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of exir
    • between 1140 and 1207, anonymous, Cid 1091:
      Aorient exe el sol
      From the East rises the Sun...
  2. second-person singular imperative of exir