Meaning of -ER in English


I. adjective suffix or adverb suffix Etymology: Middle English ~, ~e, -re, from Old English -ra (in adjectives), -or (in adverbs); akin to Old High German -iro, adjective comparative suffix, Latin -ior, Greek -iōn — used to form the comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs of one syllable and of some adjectives and adverbs of two or more syllables II. noun suffix also -ier or -yer see: -ary 1. person occupationally connected with , person or thing belonging to or associated with , native of ; resident of , one that has , one that produces or yields , 2. one that does or performs (a specified action) , one that is a suitable object of (a specified action) , one that is

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