fer

[ fur; unstressed fer ]
/ fɜr; unstressed fər /

preposition, conjunction Pronunciation Spelling.

for.

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Definition for fer (2 of 2)

-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

From Latin, derivative of ferre “to carry, support, bear,” in Latin generally forming adjectives; the corresponding English adjectives add -ous; see bear1, -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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