• the Pharaoh Monthotpu Receiving The Homage of His Successor--antue--in the Shat Er-rigeleh
    the Pharaoh Monthotpu Receiving The Homage of His Successor--antue--in the Shat Er-rigeleh
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ER a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment
    • n Er a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Have you an--er--hats Have you an--er--hats
"ER—" "ER—"
"Thou erring Morning-star, oh! spare thyself." "Thou erring Morning-star, oh! spare thyself."

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • er A Middle English form of ere.
    • er An English suffix, originally and properly attached to verbs to form nouns of the agent, as in baker, creeper, delver, driver, reader, sower, writer, etc. Though denoting usually a person, it may denote also, or only, a thing, as ruler, heater, grater, poker, etc. In use it is equivalent to the Latin -or in such forms as instructor, one who instructs, actor, one who acts, confessor, one who confesses, etc. Accordingly, English verbs from Latin supine or perfect participle stems may form their noun of the agent with English -er or Latin -or: instructer or instructor, confesser or confessor, etc. Usually they prefer the Latin form, taking it directly (or mediately through Middle English -our, ⟨ Old French -our, ⟨ Latin -or, etc.) from the Latin, or forming it by analogy (as depositor, radiator, etc., for which there is no Latin original). The suffix -or is thus a rough means of distinguishing words of Latin origin: compare auditor, instructor, factor, etc., with their literal English equivalents hearer, teacher, doer, etc. In many words, as biographer, geographer, philologer, philosopher, etc., there is no accompanying verb, the suffix, which is equally referable to -er, being attached, cumulatively (first in philosopher), to the original (Latin or Greek) term signifying an agent. (See -er.) In another use, also without reference to a verb, -er, attached to names of towns or countries, signifies an inhabitant of or one who belongs to the town or country, as Londoner, New-Yorker, Hollander, Englander, New-Englander, etc., like German Berliner, Leipziger, Englander, Hollander, etc.
    • er A suffix of Latin origin, denoting usually a person, and often an agent, but not, like -er, usually associated with a verb. It appears in justicer, commissioner, officer, prisoner, pensioner, etc. In many words of more recent formation the suffix may be taken as either -er or -er. In some words, as chancellor, it has assumed the form of Latin -or. In words recently formed or taken from the French it appears as -ier or -eer. In many words it has become merged or is mergeable with the English -er.
    • er A suffix of adjectives, forming the comparative degree, as in colder, deeper, greater, bigger, etc., and being cognate with the Latin comparative suffix -or, -ior, neuter -us, -ius, represented in English in major, minor, minus, prior, superior, inferior, etc. In lesser, former, the suffix is cumulative. In better, worse, less (for irregular suffix, see etymology), the suffix is attached to a now non-existing positive. In upper, inner, outer, utter, etc., the positive is adverbial. See the words mentioned.
    • er A suffix of verbs, giving them a frequentative and sometimes a diminutive sense, as patter from pat, swagger from swag, flutter from float, sputter from spout, etc. It is equivalent to and cognate with the frequentative -le (that is, -el), as in dialectal pattle = patter, scuttle from scud, etc. As a formative of new words it is scarcely used.
    • er A suffix of certain nouns, mostly technical terms of the law (from Old Law French), as attainder, misnomer, trover, user, non-user, waiver, etc. In endeavor, endeavour, the orig. -er is disguised in the spelling.
    • er In chem., the symbol for erbium.
    • er In heraldry, an abbreviation of ermine.
    • er A simplified spelling of err.
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  • St. Augustine
    “I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.”


In literature:

There was hurling and whirling o'er brake and o'er brier, But the course of Dick Turpin was swift as Heaven's fire.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Howe'er it interest us, let us leave This question, Mentor!
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
We-all er on one side de water, en de lions en mos' all de yuther servigous creeturs, dey er on t'er side.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Bear equal sway O'er all that live herein.
"Lilith" by Ada Langworthy Collier
Er heap er niggers come from Georgia at de same time dat me an' Callie come.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Whate'er this grief mote be, which he could not control.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
Forth went the water-steeds o'er the sea-serpent's road Bright shields on the bulwarks oft broke the foaming surge.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
He laughed for a minute as though he should ne'er give o'er.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
When 'er father left 'er to me?
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Then 'er said 'er was ill and wanted to go home.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds

In poetry:

O Thou, our souls' chief hope!
We to thy mercy fly:
Where'er we are, Thou canst protect,
Whate'er we need supply.
"Blest be thy love, dear Lord," by John Austin
Where'er I go, where'er I turn,
If Lucy there be found,
I seem to shiver, yet I burn,
My head goes swimming round.
"First Love" by Washington Allston
He clankit Ethert o'er the head
A deep wound and a sair,
Till the best blood in his body
Came running o'er his hair.
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
If slumber, sweet Lisena!
Have stolen o'er thine eyes,
As night steals o'er the glory
Of spring's transparent skies;
"The Serenade" by William Cullen Bryant
Far hath lovely Fanny flown,
O'er the mountains, o'er the sea;
All our peace with her hath gone,
We are wed to misery.
"Lines - II" by James Avis Bartley
Whene'er a noble deed is wrought,
Whene'er is spoken a noble thought,
Our hearts in glad surprise,
To higher levels rise.
"Noble Deeds" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

I love Robert's review, no wonder - am a Deutsch(er):-).
Needed three towels to wipe down my living room after the vice presidential wrestling match, er, debate the other day.
Suspected mass murder er James Holmes sent a notebook filled with sketches of his proposed plot to a University of Colorado psychiatrist — but the package sat inside a college mailroom for a week before his attack, reported.
But mass murder ers often use firearms with large ammunition capacity.
How did mass murder ers operate before the advent of modern weapons.
With the, er, dicey way the economy's going these days, it's easy to look for ways to scrimp on your beauty routine.
The ER was the first organelle proposed as the source of autophagosomal membranes .
At least it would have been a good time to call on the Stabilization Group if the group itself had not become, er, unstable.
Mylan, minocycline ER, minocycline hydrochloride extended-release tablets, Solodyn ER, Medicis, Matrix Laboratories, treatment of acne.
"It's 'Doctor Faustus' and 'ER' meets 'The Sopranos,' " co-creator and executive producer Rob Wright told reporters.
'The Mob Doctor' a Mixture of 'ER,' 'Sopranos,' More.
I seriously don't think I have ever read anything in this paper as wild as "Zombies of the ER," by Marcy Burstiner (Jan.
'Scared-er than a motherfucker ': Ten terrifying rap songs.
Inside the ER at Mt Everest.
But such small(er)-town concessions also come with some pretty sweet perks.

In science:

In OAI-PMH, unique identifier unambiguously identifies an item within a repository, the format of the unique identifier must correspond to that of the URI syntax, Individual communities may develop community-specific URI schemes for coordinated use across repositories.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
Unique oai-identifier The globally unique oai-identifier could be a basis for SP/DP interoperability.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
Z≥0 er,c for (r, c) ∈ IC , c 6∈ JC and the product over all c ∈ JC of the subdivisions of Pr∈G Z≥0 er,c where the extra vertex Pr∈G er,C is added and the cone is subdivided accordingly.
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
In case of a polymorphic type beginning with a sequence of quantifiers ∀~a, this sequence of quantifiers is an additional label of the root node.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
Consider the canonical isomorphism Ψ : Er,n → Rrn2 , introduced in Remark 3.4, and then define the mappings ˜F : Er,n → Mm (C) ⊗ Mn (C) and F : Rrn2 → Mm (C) ⊗ Mn (C) by (cf.
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group