from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- suffix A noun suffix denoting an act; a state or quality; as in err
or, ferv or, pall or, cand or, etc.
- suffix A noun suffix denoting an agent or doer; as in audit
or, one who hears; don or, one who gives; oblig or, elevat or. It is correlative to -ee. In general -oris appended to words of Latin, and -erto those of English, origin. See -er.
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- suffix Suffix appended to words to create an
agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Nobody is surprised -or bothered- to see Robert De Niro or Al Pacino on the cover of a magazine.
Maybe from the developing world we can redefine -or even improve- the concept of development.
I figure these days moms--and dads--need to grab a break whenever they can, whether on a business trip or traveling with the kids and there's nothing like a spa -or a stay in a hotel where you are pampered from check in to check out--to accomplish that goal.
After the initial titillation of getting away with something so devious in the name of vengeance, it is likely that I -or anyone for that matter- would be spending the next few weeks peeking out the window to see if the cops had shown up yet.
She might get picked on in school a lot by the other kids -or even worse: poked.
Bond prices are so robust that in April, 70% of outstanding investment-grade corporate bonds traded above par—-or face value—compared with 61% in April last year, according to MarketAxess data.
Mr. Atwood was skeptical that one bank could provide the best "execution"-or trades at the best available prices-70% of the time.
Polls offer only modest help in understanding consumer concerns and habits—-or which companies are doing the most “social good.”
Were they real diamonds, rubies, emeralds—-or fakes?
When millions of people can't get the care they need to maintain their health - and the health of their children -or manage to afford critical, life saving care, is it conceivable that they might just find themselves in a situation a little more serious than having to pass up tickets to the All-Star game?