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-er English

Meaning -er meaning

What does -er mean?

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(added to verbs) A person or thing that does an action indicated by the root verb; used to form an agent noun. (added to verbs, informal) A person or thing to which the root verb can satisfactorily be done. (added to a noun denoting an occupation) A person whose occupation is (the noun). (added to a number, measurement or noun denoting a quantified set) A name for a person or thing that is based on a number (with or without a noun). (slang, chiefly, entertainment, with few limitations) Used to form nouns shorter than more formal synonyms. (informal, added to a noun) One who enjoys. (with numbers, measurements or quantified sets) ranked by or having...

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(added to a proper noun) Suffix denoting a resident or inhabitant of (the place denoted by the proper noun); used to form a demonym. (used form a demonym) resident or inhabitant of...

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(obsolete, no longer productive) Suffix used to form the plural of a small number of English nouns.

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Person or thing connected with.

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used to form the comparative of adjectives

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used to form the comparative of adverbs

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used to form frequentatives

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(added to a verb) Instance of (the verbal action); used to form nouns from verbs, especially in legal terms.

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(added to a verb or noun) Used to form diminutives.

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used to form slang equivalents

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(now, _, chiefly, _, dialectal) A suffix creating adjectives from verbs, indicating aptitude, proneness, or tendency toward a specified action:

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(fiction) Junior, child, younger person. (Attached to a name, usually a portion of the given name.)

Synonyms -er synonyms

What other words have the same or similar meaning as -er?

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