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-'s
-'s "-'s" [OE. -es, AS. -es.] The suffix used to form the possessive singular of nouns; as, boy's; man's. 's "'s" A contraction for is or (colloquially) for has. ``My heart's More…
-able
-able "-a*ble" (-[.a]*b'l). [F. -able, L. -abilis.] An adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; More…
-ably
-ably "-a*bly" A suffix composed of -able and the adverbial suffix -ly; as, favorably.
-ana
-ana "-a"na" [The neut. pl. ending of Latin adjectives in -anus.] A suffix to names of persons or places, used to denote a collection of notable sayings, literary gossip, More…
-ance
-ance "-ance" [F. -ance, fr. L. -antia and also fr. -entia.] A suffix signifying action; also, quality or state; as, assistance, resistance, appearance, elegance. See . Note: More…
-ances
Discrepance "Dis*crep"ance" (?; 277), Discrepancy "Dis*crep"an*cy", n.; pl. , . [L. disrepantia: cf. OF. discrepance. See .] The state or quality of being discrepant; More…
-ancies
Discrepance "Dis*crep"ance" (?; 277), Discrepancy "Dis*crep"an*cy", n.; pl. , . [L. disrepantia: cf. OF. discrepance. See .] The state or quality of being discrepant; More…
-ancy
-ancy "-an*cy" [L. -antia.] A suffix expressing more strongly than -ance the idea of quality or state; as, constancy, buoyancy, infancy.
-ant
-ant "-ant" [F. -ant, fr. L. -antem or -entem, the pr. p. ending; also sometimes directly from L. -antem.] A suffix sometimes marking the agent for action; as, merchant, covenant, More…
-arch
-arch "-arch" [Gr. 'archo`s chief, commander, 'a`rchein to rule. See , a.] A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarch (a sole ruler).
-ard
-ard "-ard", -art "-art" The termination of many English words; as, coward, reynard, drunkard, mostly from the French, in which language this ending is of German origin, being orig. More…
-art
-ard "-ard", -art "-art" The termination of many English words; as, coward, reynard, drunkard, mostly from the French, in which language this ending is of German origin, being orig. More…
-ate
-ate "-ate" [From the L. suffix -atus, the past participle ending of verbs of the 1st conj.] 1. As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -ed; as, More…
-ation
-ation "-a"tion" [L. -ationem. See .] A suffix forming nouns of action, and often equivalent to the verbal substantive in -ing. It sometimes has the further meanings of state, More…
-barrelled
Double-barreled "Dou"ble-bar`reled", or -barrelled "-bar`relled" , a. Having two barrels; — applied to a gun.
-berries
Honeyberry "Hon"ey*ber`ry", n.; pl. . The fruit of either of two trees having sweetish berries: (a) An Old World hackberry (). (b) In the West Indies, the More…
-bies
Toby "To"by", n.; pl. . [Perh. from the proper name.] A small jug, pitcher, or mug, generally used for ale, shaped somewhat like a stout man, with a cocked hat forming the More…
-blast
-blast "-blast" [Gr. blasto`s sprout, shoot.] A suffix or terminal formative, used principally in biological terms, and signifying growth, formation; as, bioblast, epiblast, More…
-cae
Hierotheca "Hi`er*o*the"ca", n.; pl. {-c[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; "iero`s sacred + ? chest.] A receptacle for sacred objects.
-cales
Bancal "Ban*cal"", n.; pl. . [Sp., fr. banca, banco, bench. Cf. .] An ornamental covering, as of carpet or leather, for a bench or form. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||
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