Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who suffers.
  • n. One who is afflicted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who suffers; one who endures or undergoes suffering; one who sustains inconvenience or loss
  • n. One who permits or allows.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who suffers; a person who endures or undergoes pain, either of body or of mind; one sustaining evil of any kind.
  • n. One who permits or allows.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who suffers for the sake of principle
  • n. a person suffering from an illness

Etymologies

to suffer + -er (Wiktionary)

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