[ tur ]
/ tɜr /
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(in prescriptions) three times.
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Origin of ter
Other definitions for ter (2 of 4)
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)
(in prescriptions) rub.
Origin of ter.1
From the Latin word tere
Other definitions for ter (4 of 4)
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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.
That “lack” may be precisely why pre-modern Dutchmen so preferred ter Borch.
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.
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.
I allow we shan't never set eyes on ter her, Jos. I've got jest thet feelin' abaout it.
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.
I ain't a gwine ter back daown naow; but I dew jest wish Jeff Hyer wuz along.
British Dictionary definitions for ter
three, third, or three timestercentenary
Word Origin for ter-
from Latin ter thrice; related to trēs three
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