The Meaning of Suffix ARY

What is the Meaning of Suffix ARY?

In this video, a simple definition and meaning of suffix ARY is given and then 6 words are analyzed, all ending in ARY.

Take a moment to look at the picture, the focus on the sentence example of ARY and listen to the reading. This association of words that end in ARY with a picture or photograph is a great memory aid.

Here is the transcript of the video “The Meaning of Suffix ARY”

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The suffix ARY means:
a thing or person relating to or connected with something, belonging to
Here are some examples of words with ARY . . .

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Definition: relating to first in rank or importance

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Sentence example: The photographer has captured the three primary colours, red, blue and yellow.

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Definition: relating to free will, not under compulsion

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Sentence example: As Kar Seva, literally ‘voluntary service’ is an integral part of the Sikh Religion, devotees perform such tasks as sweeping and scrubbing the floor.
The Darbar Sahib at Amritsar

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Definition: relating to need, what is essential

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Sentence example: If you are going to watch an eclipse, it is necessary to take safety precautions.

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Definition: the act of breaking into a place in order to steal

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Sentence example: After returning home and finding a broken door, they reported an attempted burglary to the police.

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Definition: a book containing a list of words and their meanings

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Sentence example: The Google Dictionary is an online service that can be accessed by using the operator ‘define’ before the word you wish to check in Google Search.

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Definition: (1) a person who handles correspondence, files, and records;
(2) an official who presides over an
administrative department of state.

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Sentence example: Hillary Clinton served as the 67th United States Secretary of State, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013.

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So remember, the suffix ARY means:
a thing or person relating to or
connected with something,
belonging to

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Now you know the meaning of suffix ARY, see what other words you can find, in addition to the six illustrated in the video.

Here is another suffix you may be interested in:
Words With the Suffix AN

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Slide 6, 15 – Sikh
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Slides 8, 15 – eclipse
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Slides 10, 15 – door
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Slide 12 – dictionary
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Slides 14, 15 – Clinton
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