The Collaborative International Dictionary
Atter \At"ter\, n. [AS. [=ae]tter.]
Poison; venom; corrupt matter from a sore. [Obs.]
n. 1 (context archaic or UK dialectal English) poison, venom, especially of a venomous animal. 2 (context archaic or UK dialectal English) pus, corrupt or morbid matter from a sore or wound. 3 (context UK dialectal English) epithelium produced on the tongue. 4 (context UK dialectal English) A scab; a dry sore. vb. 1 (context UK dialectal English) To venom; sting. 2 (context UK dialectal English) To discharge, as a sore; clot; curdle; cake.
Atter is a district in the west of Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany, with a population of 4,135 residents across 2,030 households (as of late 2008). Covering an area of 1,075.9 hectares, it was incorporated into the city of Osnabrück on 1 July 1972. The districts on which it borders are Eversburg (NE), Westerberg (SE), and Hellern (S). On the west it borders on the municipality of Lotte in North Rhine-Westphalia; Autobahn 1 also passes through this area. The border with Westerberg runs through the Rubbenbruchsee, a local recreation area.
Atter is home to the Attersee, the Protestant Stephanuskirche and Gut Leye (the Leye estate) which has its own Roman Catholic chapel. The Reformed Protestant Atterkirche was closed down due to financial difficulties. Atter’s cemetery is the smallest in Osnabrück, covering an area of around 10,000 m². Situated in the Leyer Holz north of the district’s centre, it was originally built in 1913.
The former site of the Quebec Barracks covers an area of 370,410 m². Decommissioned in 2008, it used to serve as the headquarters of the British Army in Germany (formerly the British Army of the Rhine. 107 housing units in Atter – mostly built during the 1950s and 1960s – were used by relatives of British soldiers in the area.
Usage examples of "atter".
Atter de white folks et dey fed de Niggers, and dere was allus a plenty for all.
Old Marster start in wid dat hickry en mek out lak he gwine ter frail us out, but atter he done landed er few licks on us, en den us commence hollerin lak he hirtin bad, den he quit whippin, dat de way Old Marster wus.
The former by some are considered the Nazarenes the atter the Ebionites - G and M.