-ary


1-ary

noun suffix \US usually ˌer-ē or ˌe-rē when an unstressed syllable precedes, ə-rē orwhen a stressed syllable precedes; British usually ə-rē orin all cases\

: thing or person belonging to or connected with

Full Definition of -ARY

1
:  thing belonging to or connected with; especially :  place of <ovary>
2
:  person belonging to, connected with, or engaged in <functionary>

Origin of -ARY

Middle English -arie, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French -aire, -arie, from Latin -arius, -aria, -arium, from -arius, adjective suffix

2-ary

adjective suffix

: of, relating to, or connected with

Full Definition of -ARY

:  of, relating to, or connected with <budgetary>

Origin of -ARY

Middle English -arie, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French -aire, from Latin -arius

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