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 History of this Word

"ery" is from "erie" (agent) spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
bakery
treasury
bindery
library

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grammar is modifier

"-ery" is a type of suffix

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Meaning 1

Definition

.A word ending that indicates a place for. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ery illustration The owners of the brewery are in talks with the city council over the future of the historic site.
-ery illustration At one time, I would have every thing I owned dirty before I would go to the laundry.