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The symbol for erbium.
Used to express hesitation or uncertainty.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) a sound made when hesitating in speech
the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Eritrea
the chemical symbol for
(Elements & Compounds) erbium
1. (Medicine) (in the US) Emergency Room (in hospitals)
2. Elizabeth Regina
3. (Historical Terms) Eduardus Rex
[Latin: Queen Elizabeth]
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(used to express or represent a pause, hesitation, uncertainty, etc.)
1. efficiency report.
2. emergency room.
a noun-forming suffix, added to nouns to form words designating persons from the object of their occupation or labor (hatter; moonshiner; roofer), or from their place of origin or abode (Icelander; southerner), or designating persons or things from some special characteristic or circumstance (double-decker; fourth-grader; tanker; teenager). When added to verbs, -er1 forms nouns denoting a person, animal or thing that performs or is used in performing the action of the verb ( baker; eye-opener; fertilizer; pointer; teacher).Compare -ier 1, -yer.
[Middle English -er(e), representing Old English -ere agentive suffix (c. Old High German -āri, Gothic -areis < Germanic *-arjaz < Latin -ārius -ary) and Old English -ware, forming ethnonyms (as Rōmware Romans), c. Old High German -āri < Germanic *-warioz people]
a noun suffix occurring in loanwords from French in the Middle English period, most often names of occupations (butcher; carpenter; grocer; mariner; officer), but also other nouns (corner; danger; primer).
[Middle English < Anglo-French -er, Old French -ier < Latin -ārius, -ārium. compare -ary, -eer, -ier2]
a termination of nouns denoting action or process, occurring orig. and predominantly in loanwords from French or Anglo-French: dinner; rejoinder; remainder.
[< Anglo-French or Old French, orig. infinitive suffix -er, -re]
a suffix regularly used in forming the comparative degree of adjectives: harder; smaller.
[Middle English -er(e), -re, Old English -ra, -re; c. German -er]
a suffix regularly used in forming the comparative degree of adverbs: faster.
[Middle English -er(e), -re, Old English -or; c. Old High German -or]
a formative appearing in verbs having frequentative meaning: flicker; flutter; shiver; shudder.
[Middle English; Old English -r-; c. German -(e)r-]
Chiefly Brit. a suffix that creates informal or jocular mutations of more neutral words, which are typically clipped to a single syllable before application of the suffix, and sometimes subjected to other phonetic alterations: bed-sitter; fresher; rugger; soccer. Compare -ers.
[probably modeled on nonagentive uses of -er1; said to have first become current in University College, Oxford, 1875–80]
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The symbol for erbium.
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|Noun||1.||Er - a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium|
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
fergusonite - a dark mineral consisting of oxides of yttrium and erbium and tantalum and other minerals
|2.||ER - a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment|
hospital room - a room in a hospital for the care of patients
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er[ɜː] EXCL (in hesitation) → esto (Sp), este (LAm)
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er[ˈɜːr] excl → euh
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ERabbr emergency room. V. room.
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