- a suffix that forms nouns denoting a person characterized by or occupied with that named by the stem, occurring in loanwords from French: concessionaire; doctrinaire; legionnaire; millionaire.
Origin of -aire
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Examples from the Web for aire
By this means in a moonlight night they seeme to be carried in the aire.'The Witch-cult in Western Europe
Margaret Alice Murray
In Aire he was beaten by only 22 votes out of a total of 3,536.France and the Republic
William Henry Hurlbert
By this means (saith he) in a moonlight night they seeme to be carried in the aire.The Devil in Britain and America
That is the only medicinal use of the river Aire, near Leeds.The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire
S. W. Partington
Tyrwhitt has:—'By him that made water, fire, erthe, and aire.'
- a river in N England rising in the Pennines and flowing southeast to the Ouse. Length: 112 km (70 miles)
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