Main definitions of -ary in English

: -ary1-ary2

-ary1

suffix

  • 1Forming adjectives such as budgetary, primary.

  • 2Forming nouns such as dictionary, granary.

Origin

From French -aire or Latin -arius ‘connected with’.

Pronunciation

-ary

/əri/

Main definitions of -ary in English

: -ary1-ary2

-ary2

suffix

  • Forming adjectives such as capillary, military.

Origin

From French -aire or Latin -aris ‘relating to’.

Pronunciation

-ary

/əri/