Meaning of -ARY in English

-ARY

I. US usu ˌer-ē or ˌe-rē when an unstressed syllable precedes, ə-rē or rē when a stressed syllable precedes; Brit usu ə-rē or rē in all cases noun suffix

Etymology: Middle English -arie, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French -aire, -arie, from Latin -arius, -aria, -arium, from -arius, adjective suffix

1. : thing belonging to or connected with ; especially : place of

ov ary

2. : person belonging to, connected with, or engaged in

function ary

II. adjective suffix

Etymology: Middle English -arie, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French -aire, from Latin -arius

: of, relating to, or connected with

budget ary

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.