Main definitions of -or in English

: -or1-or2-or3

-or1

Pronunciation /ə/

suffix

  • (forming nouns) denoting a person or thing performing the action of a verb, or denoting another agent.

    ‘escalator’
    • ‘governor’
    • ‘resistor’

Origin

From Latin, sometimes via Anglo-Norman French -eour or Old French -eor (see also -ator).

Main definitions of -or in English

: -or1-or2-or3

-or2

Pronunciation /ə/

suffix

  • Forming adjectives expressing a comparative sense.

    ‘major’
    • ‘minor’

Origin

Via Anglo-Norman French from Latin.

Main definitions of -or in English

: -or1-or2-or3

-or3

Pronunciation /ə/

suffix

  • Forming nouns denoting a state or condition.

    ‘error’
    • ‘pallor’
    • ‘terror’

Origin

From Latin, sometimes via Old French -or, -ur.

Pronunciation

-or

/ə/