Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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Homophone Note
part of speech: suffix
definition 1: a suffix that means causing or doing an action.
A person who is hesitant will hesitate about doing something.
definition 2: a suffix that means someone or something that performs an action.
An informant is one who informs.An irritant is something that irritates.
definition 3: a suffix that means being part of an action.
A contestant is a person who takes part in a contest.
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word aunt (the sister of one's parent)? Some people say ant and aunt in exactly the same way, but these two words have different meanings.