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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
Historical Examples of 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 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.