Main definitions of -ar in English

: -ar1-ar2-ar3-ar4

-ar1

suffix

  • 1(forming adjectives) of the kind specified; relating to:

    ‘lunar’
    ‘molecular’
  • 2Forming nouns such as scholar.

Origin

From Old French -aire, -ier, or from Latin -aris.

Pronunciation

-ar

/ə/

Main definitions of -ar in English

: -ar1-ar2-ar3-ar4

-ar2

suffix

  • Forming nouns such as pillar.

Origin

Via Old French from Latin -are (neuter of -aris).

Pronunciation

-ar

/ə/

Main definitions of -ar in English

: -ar1-ar2-ar3-ar4

-ar3

suffix

  • Forming nouns such as bursar, exemplar, vicar.

Origin

From Old French -aire, -ier, or from Latin -arius, -arium.

Pronunciation

-ar

/ə/

Main definitions of -ar in English

: -ar1-ar2-ar3-ar4

-ar4

suffix

  • alteration of -er, -or (as in liar, pedlar)

Pronunciation

-ar

/ə/