1. an adjective suffix meaning `of or relating to', `of the nature of', `like', as in linear, regular.

2. a suffix forming adjectives not directly related to nouns, as similar, singular.
{Latin -āris; replacing Middle English -er, from Anglo-French}
a noun suffix, as in vicar, scholar, collar.

{representing Latin -ārius, -āris, etc.}
a noun suffix denoting an agent (replacing regular -er1), as in beggar, liar.

{special use of -ar2}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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