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-ster

suff.
1. One that is associated with, participates in, makes, or does: songster. See Note at pollster.
2. One that is: youngster.

[Middle English, from Old English -estre, female agent suff.]

-ster

suffix forming nouns
1. indicating a person who is engaged in a certain activity: prankster; songster. Compare -stress
2. indicating a person associated with or being something specified: mobster; youngster.
[Old English -estre]

-ster

a suffix used in forming nouns, often derogatory, referring esp. to occupation, habit, or association: gamester; songster; trickster.
[Middle English; Old English -estre, c. Middle Dutch -ster, Middle Low German -(e)ster]

ster.

sterling.
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It is felony, as I have just told you, for a Roman Catholic priest to celebrate a marriage which may be lawfully celebrated by a parochial clergyman, a Presbyterian mini ster, and a Non-conformist minister.
This analysis should answer two questions: (i) why the formation of female personal nouns is denominal in (6a) and why it is deverbal in (6b), and (ii) why there are only forms in ster, if there is a parallel form in -er.
The deal involves the firm providing new com puters for Labour's two head offices in Westmin ster and Newcastle, as well as offices in Scot land, Wales and across the UK, and a visualisa tion project to centralise some back office func tions.
Govoni has managed the operation in collaboration with Hallow Talabani, assistant of the Ster Group chairman.
Oslo, Norway-based EDB teamed with Warsaw, Poland-based Ster Projekt to create the venture in November 2001 which was aimed at providing back office applications and related services to Poland's financial services sector.
Norwegian IT group EDB Business Partner ASA said on Tuesday (23 December) that it had sold its 51% interest in the company EDB Ster Polska SA to the Polish IT company Ster-Projekt SA.
The senior management comprises Mike Ross and Theo Fonternel, who developed the Ster Century cinema group in Europe in the late 1990s, and Jonathan Scherer and Stephen Louis.
Such calls led to a spirited debate between Swietochowski and Paulina Kuczalska-Reinschmit, perhaps the leading fin-de-siecle Polish feminist, at the 1907 Warsaw Women's Congress as well as in the pages of Ster; see Paulina Kuczalska-Reinschmit, "Slowko wyjasnienia" and Aleksander Swietochowski, "Mowa," Ster, no.
Ster Century Cinemas, part of the Ster Kinekor company which is South Africa's biggest cinema operator, opened the 12-screen multiplex at Ocean Terminal, Leith in October.
Under the agreement Ster Projekt will sell, implement and localise CR2's flagship product Bank World, a system designed to provide global financial institutions with the ability to deliver secure web- and WAP-enabled banking services to customers.
With its stadium seats, great screens and exceptional quality, Ster Cardiff perfectly complements our current circuit - the most modern in the country - and we're delighted to welcome it.
The opening of the 14-screen Ster Century cinema at the Millennium Plaza in Cardiff was delayed due to a contract wrangle.