Main meanings of ER in English

: er1Er2ER3ER4

ER1

Pronunciation /ˌiːˈɑː/

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abbreviation

North American
  • Emergency room.

Main meanings of ER in English

: er1Er2ER3ER4

ER2

Pronunciation /ˌiːˈɑː/

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abbreviation

  • 1Queen Elizabeth.

    Origin

    From Latin Elizabetha Regina.

  • 2King Edward.

    Origin

    From Latin Edwardus Rex.

Main meanings of er in English

: er1Er2ER3ER4

er3

Pronunciation /əː/

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exclamation

  • Expressing hesitation.

    ‘‘Would you like some tea?’ ‘Er … yes … thank you.’’
    • ‘Er, your shoulder? said Arthur in a horrified whisper’
    • ‘So we were gulping down our pasta and I said: "Er, er, things could be…"’

Origin

Natural utterance: first recorded in English in the mid 19th century.

Main meanings of Er in English

: er1Er2ER3ER4

Er4

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  • The chemical element erbium.