Definitions for ERə, ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

erə, ər(interj.)

  1. (used to express or represent a pause, hesitation, uncertainty, etc.)


  1. efficiency report.

  2. emergency room.


  1. erbium.

    Category: Chemistry

* Chem. Symbol..


  1. a noun suffix occurring in loanwords from French in the Middle English period, most often names of occupations (butcher; carpenter; grocer; mariner; officer), but also other nouns (corner; danger; primer).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

Origin of -er:

ME < AF -er, OF -ier < L -ārius, -ārium. Cf. -ary , -eer , -ier2


  1. a termination of nouns denoting action or process, occurring orig. and predominantly in loanwords from French or Anglo-French:

    dinner; rejoinder; remainder.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -er:

< AF or OF, orig. inf. suffix -er, -re


  1. a suffix regularly used in forming the comparative degree of adjectives:

    harder; smaller.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -er:

ME -er(e), -re, OE -ra, -re; c. G -er


  1. a suffix regularly used in forming the comparative degree of adverbs:


    Category: Affix

Origin of -er:

ME -er(e), -re, OE -or; c. OHG -or


  1. a formative appearing in verbs having frequentative meaning:

    flicker; flutter; shiver; shudder.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -er:

ME; OE -r-; c. G -(e)r-


  1. Chiefly Brit. a suffix that creates informal or jocular mutations of more neutral words, which are typically clipped to a single syllable before application of the suffix, and sometimes subjected to other phonetic alterations: bed-sitter; fresher; rugger; soccer.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

    Ref: Compare -ers. 3

Origin of -er:

prob. modeled on nonagentive uses of -er1; said to have first become current in University College, Oxford, 1875–80


  1. emergency room.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. erbium, Er, atomic number 68(noun)

    a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium

  2. emergency room, ER(noun)

    a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ER(noun)ə, ər

    an emergency room

    a patient brought into the ER; ER doctors


  1. ER(Abbreviation)

    The statistic "Earned Run"; a run that was scored without the aid of an error by the fielding team that is charged to the pitcher responsible for allowing the runner that scored to reach base.

  2. Origin: Mimetic (sound of hesitation)


  1. ER

    ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994 to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #17

Anagrams of ER

  1. 're, RE, Ré, r.e., re

Translations for ER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a male person or animal already spoken about

When I spoke to John, he told me he had seen you.

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