-ure


an abstract-noun suffix of action, result, and instrument, occurring in loanwords from French and Latin: pressure; legislature.

Nearby words

  1. -ty,
  2. -type,
  3. -ule,
  4. -ulent,
  5. -ulous,
  6. -uret,
  7. -uretic,
  8. -urgy,
  9. -uria,
  10. -uronic

Origin of -ure

< French -ure < Latin -ūra

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British Dictionary definitions for -ure

-ure

suffix forming nouns

indicating act, process, or resultseizure
indicating function or officelegislature; prefecture

Word Origin for -ure

from French, from Latin -ūra

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Word Origin and History for -ure

-ure

suffix forming abstract nouns of action, from Old French -ure, from Latin -ura.

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