Definition of -er

1. Suffix. (context added to verbs) person or thing that does an action indicated by the root verb; (non-gloss definition used to form an agent noun). ¹

2. Suffix. (context added to a noun denoting an occupation) person whose occupation is (the noun). ¹

3. Suffix. (context 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). ¹

4. Suffix. (slang chiefly entertainment with few limitations) (non-gloss definition used to form nouns shorter than more formal synonyms). ¹

5. Suffix. (informal added to a noun) One who enjoys. ¹

6. Suffix. (context added to a proper noun) Suffix denoting a resident or inhabitant of (the place denoted by the proper noun); (non-gloss definition used to form a demonym). ¹

7. Suffix. Suffix denoting residency in or around a district, area, or region. ¹

8. Suffix. (no longer productive) Suffix used to form the plural of a small number of English nouns. ¹

9. Suffix. (context Forming nouns from Old French and Anglo-Norman) person or thing connected with ¹

10. Suffix. (context added to certain adjectives and adverbs, now especially short ones) more; (non-gloss definition used to form the comparative nocaps=1). ¹

11. Suffix. (context added to certain adverbs) more; (non-gloss definition used to form the comparative). ¹

12. Suffix. (context added to a verb) instance of (the verbal action); (non-gloss definition used to form nouns from verbs, especially in legal terms). ¹

13. Suffix. (context added to a verb or imitative sound) frequently; (non-gloss definition used to form frequentative verbs). ¹

14. Suffix. (non-gloss definition Used to form slang or colloquial equivalents of words). ¹

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