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Glossary of Carter's Common Suffixes for Nouns August 2005

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acy, cy
state or quality
age
activity or result of action
al
action, result of action
an
person
ance, ence
action, state, quality or process
ancy ency
state, quality or capacity
ant, ent
an agent, something that performs the action
ate
state,office, function
ation
action, resulting state
dom
place, state of being
er, or
person or thing that does something
ful
an amount or quantity that fills
ian, an
related to, one that is
ia
names, diseases
iatry
art of healing
ic, ics
rlated to the arts and sciences
ice
act
ikon
condition or action
ism
doctrine, belief, actino or donduct
ist
person or member
ite
product or part
ity, ty
state or quality
ive
condition
ment
condition or result
ness
state, conditin, quality
ology
the study of
or
condition or activity
ory
place for, serves for
ship
status, condition
ure
act, condition, process, function
y
state, condition, result of an activity

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