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- an abstract-noun suffix of action, result, and instrument, occurring in loanwords from French and Latin: pressure; legislature.
Origin of -ure
Examples from the Web for ure
"Ure seems to have turned out to be a base 'un," said Jerrold.The Jest Book
They had a park “six miles in compass,” and the fishing in the Ure.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon
Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
Ure puts the specific gravity at .24 and this is concurred in by Brisbane.Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses
Gilbert E. Stecher
Myton is on the Swale, near its junction with the Ure, and so a little east of Boroughbridge.The Bruce
This is the view taken by Mr. Ure, of the Andersonian University.
- indicating act, process, or resultseizure
- indicating function or officelegislature; prefecture
Word Origin and History for ure
"effect, operation, practice," early 15c., from Old French uevre (13c., Modern French oeuvre), from Latin opera (see opera).
suffix forming abstract nouns of action, from Old French -ure, from Latin -ura.