-aire


  1. 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

1
<French <Latin -ārius-ary, a learned doublet of the French suffix -ier-eer, -ier2

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British Dictionary definitions for Aire

Aire

/ (ɛə) /


noun
  1. a river in N England rising in the Pennines and flowing southeast to the Ouse. Length: 112 km (70 miles)

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