fer

[ fur; unstressed fer ]
/ fɜr; unstressed fər /
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preposition, conjunction Informal.


Nearby words

  1. feoffee,
  2. feoffment,
  3. feosol,
  4. fepa,
  5. fepc,
  6. fer de lance,
  7. fer-de-lance,
  8. fera,
  9. ferae naturae,
  10. feral

-fer

a combining form meaning “that which carries” the thing specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words: aquifer; conifer; foraminifer.

Origin of -fer

< Latin, derivative of ferre to bear1, in L generally forming adjectives; the corresponding E adjectives add -ous; see -ferous

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British Dictionary definitions for fer

-fer

n combining form

indicating a person or thing that bears something specifiedcrucifer; conifer

Word Origin for -fer

from Latin, from ferre to bear

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