- (in prescriptions) three times.
Origin of ter
- a combining form meaning “thrice,” used in the formation of compound words: tercentennial.
Origin of ter-
- (in prescriptions) rub.
Origin of ter.1
Related Words for terfierce, intensive, intense, profound, concentrated, confused, labored, complicated, rough, grave, abstruse, complex, formidable, grievous, hard, harsh, intolerable, knotty, laborious, onerous
Examples from the Web for ter
Historical Examples of ter
Ye'r wouldn't hear me the las' time but yer got ter hear me now.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Will ye be willin' ter tyke the service at the cimitery, sir?
Turn to the left when ye get ter the bottom, Father—mind ye turn ter the left.
Ter'ble ould-fashioned, these chains—must be moving with the times, you know.
A spoonful of cold pinjane, Nancy—it's ter'ble good to soften the neck.
- three, third, or three timestercentenary
Word Origin for ter-
Word Origin and History for ter
word-forming element meaning "thrice, three times," from Latin ter "thrice," from *tris-, from root of three. Cf. Latin tertius "third."