[ tur ]

  1. (in prescriptions) three times.

Origin of ter

From Latin

Words Nearby ter

Other definitions for ter- (2 of 4)


  1. a combining form meaning “thrice,” used in the formation of compound words: tercentennial.

Origin of ter-

<Latin, combining form of ter; akin to trēsthree

Other definitions for ter. (3 of 4)


  1. (in prescriptions) rub.

Origin of ter.

From the Latin word tere

Other definitions for ter. (4 of 4)


  1. terrace.

  2. territorial.

  1. territory.

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How to use ter in a sentence

  • Gerard ter Borch made headlines, while his rival in Delft was painting maids with earrings.

    Better Than Vermeer | Blake Gopnik | November 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • That “lack” may be precisely why pre-modern Dutchmen so preferred ter Borch.

    Better Than Vermeer | Blake Gopnik | November 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • I don't want ter see ennybody put upon, nor noways sufferin', ef so be's I kin help; but thet ain't ennythin' stronary, ez I know.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • I've always hed a reel mean feelin' about 'em; I didn't want ter come nigh 'em, nor ter hev 'em come nigh me.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • I allow we shan't never set eyes on ter her, Jos. I've got jest thet feelin' abaout it.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • But ef Jos keeps on, airnin' ez much ez he hez so fur, he's goin' ter pay the Injun part on 't, when he cums.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • I ain't a gwine ter back daown naow; but I dew jest wish Jeff Hyer wuz along.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson

British Dictionary definitions for ter-


combining form
  1. three, third, or three times: tercentenary

Origin of ter-

from Latin ter thrice; related to trēs three

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