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-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\

Definition of -ary

  1. 1 :  thing belonging to or connected with; especially :  place of <ovary>

  2. 2 :  person belonging to, connected with, or engaged in <functionary>

Origin and Etymology of -ary

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


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-ary

adjective suffix

Definition of -ary

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

Origin and Etymology of -ary

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


-ARY Defined for English Language Learners

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-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\

Definition of -ary for English Language Learners

  • : thing or person belonging to or connected with


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-ary

adjective suffix

Definition of -ary for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or connected with


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