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Definition of -ER

What does -ER mean?


  1. [context: added to verbs] person or thing that (does the action indicated by verb); [used to form an agent noun].
  2. [context: added to a noun denoting an occupation] person whose occupation is (the noun).
  3. [context: added to a number, measurement or noun denoting a quantified set] person or thing ranked by (the number) or having (the measurement or quantified set).
  4. [slang, chiefly entertainment, with few limitations] [used to form nouns shorter than more formal synonyms].
  5. [informal, added to a noun] One who enjoys.
  6. [context: added to a proper noun] Suffix denoting a resident or inhabitant of (the place denoted by the proper noun); [used to form a demonym].
  7. Suffix denoting residency in or around a district, area, or region.
  8. [context: Forming nouns from Old French and Anglo-Norman] person or thing connected with
  9. [context: added to certain adjectives and adverbs, now especially short ones] more; [used to form the comparative, nocaps=1].
  10. [context: added to certain adverbs] more; [used to form the comparative].
  11. [context: added to a verb] instance of (the verbal action); [used to form nouns from verbs, especially in legal terms].
  12. [context: added to a verb or imitative sound] frequently; [used to form frequentative verbs].
  13. [Used to form slang or colloquial equivalents of words].

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