Words nearby aer-
WORDS THAT USE AER-
What does aer- mean?
Aer– comes from Greek āḗr, meaning “air.”
What are variants of aer-?
Aer– is a variant of aero–, which loses its –o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. When combined with word elements of Latin origin, aero– becomes aeri–, as in aeriferous. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles for aer– and aeri-.
Examples of aer-
One example of a scientific term that features the form aer– is aerobe, “an organism, especially a bacterium, that requires air or free oxygen for life.”
The aer– part of the word means “air,” as we have seen. The –obe portion of the word comes from a shortening of microbe, meaning “a microorganism.” Aerobe literally means “a microorganism [that needs] air.”
What are some words that use the combining form aer-?
What are some other forms that aer– may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters aer– or aeri-, such as aerie, is necessarily using the combining form aer– to denote “air.” Learn why aerie means “bird’s nest” at our entry for the word.
How to use aer- in a sentence
Similarly, consider Joel Waldfogel's AER article "The Deadweight Loss of Christmas" (which he later adapted into Scroogenomics).
At intervals, the aer-motor on the artesian well creaked audibly, as it turned in a languid breeze from the northeast.The Octopus|Frank Norris
Aer may be explained, oti airei ta apo tes ges; or, oti aei rei; or, oti pneuma ex autou ginetai (compare the poetic word aetai).Cratylus|Plato
Trada aer was so often repeated that we re-embarked quite disappointed.
On repeating the question for water, their constant reply was, trada aer!
That'd bring in dollars quick, for there ain't many smiths handy, and ironwork aer well paid.Indian and Scout|F. S. Brereton