Definitions for e'erɛər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
energy efficiency ratio.
* Chiefly Literary..
Origin of e'er:
a noun-forming suffix occurring orig. in loanwords from French (buccaneer; mutineer; pioneer) and productive in the formation of English nouns denoting persons who produce, handle, or are otherwise associated with the referent of the base word (auctioneer; engineer; mountaineer; pamphleteer); now frequently pejorative (profiteer; racketeer).
Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix
Ref: Compare -ary 2 , -er2 4 2 , -ier2. 2
Origin of -eer:
< F, MF -ier (OF < L -ārius -ary as suffix of personal nouns); in some nouns r. earlier suffixes (see engineer , charioteer ) or the F suffix -aire -aire (see musketeer , volunteer )
always, ever, e'er(adverb)
at all times; all the time and on every occasion
"I will always be there to help you"; "always arrives on time"; "there is always some pollution in the air"; "ever hoping to strike it rich"; "ever busy"
a contraction for ever. See Ever