Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Er \Er\ n. the chemical symbol for erbium, a rare earth element. It has atomic number 68 and an atomic weight of 167.26.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
abbreviation of emergency room, by 1965.
as a sound of hesitation or uncertainty, attested from mid-19c.
interj. (context UK English) (non-gloss definition: Said when hesitating in speech.) vb. (context informal English) To utter the word "er" when hesitating in speech, found almost exclusively in the phrase '''um and er'''.
'''ER ''' or Er may refer to:
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist and medical doctor Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room (ER) of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
Er (Р р; italics: Р р) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
It commonly represents the alveolar trill , like the "rolled" sound in the Scottish pronunciation of in "curd".
In the biblical Book of Genesis, Er ( "awake; roused"; ) was the eldest son of Judah and the daughter of Shuah, his Canaanite wife. He is described as marrying Tamar. According to the text, "the slew" Er because he was wicked, although it does not give any further details. According to Rashi, he, like Onan, purposely tried to keep Tamar from conceiving, in his case because he was afraid of spoiling her beauty. This Er had two brothers, Onan and Shelah.
The Book of Chronicles lists another Er as being one of Shelah's sons.
Some modern bible critics interpret the story of Er as an eponymous aetiological myth to explain fluctuations in the constituency of the tribe of Judah, with the abrupt death of Er reflecting the death of a clan; the presence of an Er as a descendant of Shelah, in the Book of Chronicles, suggests that Er was in reality the name of a clan that was originally equal in status to the Shelah clan, but was later subsumed by it. The brother - Onan - may represent an Edomite clan named Onam, who are mentioned in an Edomite genealogy in Genesis.
These critics have also argued that the Tamar narrative, of which the description of Er is a part, secondarily aims to either assert the institution of levirate marriage, or present an aetiological myth for its origin; Er's role in the narrative would thus be as the background to the main plot, his death being the reason for levirite marriage to become an issue. John Emerton, Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge, regards the evidence for this as inconclusive, though classical rabbinical writers argued that this narrative concerns the origin of levirate marriage.
The fourth season of the American fictional drama television series ER first aired on September 25, 1997 and concluded on May 14, 1998. The fourth season consists of 22 episodes.
The twelfth season of the American fictional drama television series ER first aired on September 22, 2005 and concluded on May 18, 2006. It consists of 22 episodes.
The thirteenth season of the American fictional drama television series ER first aired on September 21, 2006 and concluded on May 17, 2007. It consists of 23 episodes.
The fourteenth season of the American fictional drama television series ER first aired on September 27, 2007 and concluded on May 15, 2008. The season consists of nineteen episodes. Twenty-two were initially ordered by NBC, but the season was shortened due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.
"ER" is a single by Japanese boy band Kanjani Eight as Eight Ranger. It was released on July 25, 2012. It debuted in number one on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart and reached number one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100.
Usage examples of "er".
There befell the battle of Huan and Wolf-Sauron, and howls and baying echoed in the hills, and the watchers on the walls of Ered Wethrin across the valley heard it afar and were dismayed.
Beide, Owen und Saint Simon, mehr Beachtung und Anhang fanden, als er.
Real Compaflia Irlandesa low ered the corpse into the deep grave, then Hogan, Sharpe and Harper took off their hats as ather Sarsfield said the prayers in Latin and afterwards spoke in English to the twenty guardsmen.
Mit dem letzten Rest seiner Kraft versuchte er, von diesen kalten roten Augen wegzusehen.
Wenn er, da ueber ihm die Himmel Famen hoeren, Fuer Friedrichen und durch ihn siegt-- Bist du--gesteh es nur der Menschlichkeit zu Ehren-- So schoen, als jetzt vergnuegt?
Only in Eregion, which Men called Hollin, did Elves of Noldorin race establish a lasting realm beyond the Ered Luin.
Gestalt erblickt: jetzt kommt er, der lahme Kerl mit dem stinkenden Atem!
They claim that an amateur putain is, er, giving herself free to all comers.
So they were led to luxurious chamb ers and were supplied with perfumed baths and clean rainment, which proved very refreshing after their tedious journey through the air.
Verstorbene unter dem Rasen, dicht an der Kirchhofsmauer, an die er, ohne Sang und Klang damals, noch vor Tag, still und heimlich hinausgeschafft worden.
Eine schreckliche Sekunde lang dachte er, Hand und Stein seien beide verloren, bevor er sie benutzen konnte erst sie und dann sein Kopf.
I dropped by the ER, asked if thERe was anything I could send for tox screening.
It was here, too, he blessed the banquet of the youth at Craibhecha, with Bishop Trian, a pilgrim of the Romans, by which the men of Munster were satisfied, and the saints of Eri besides.
er wolle an der Hand von Prinzipien, welche nicht er, sondern die Philosophen feststellten, die erforschung der sozialen Bewegung vornehmen.
At the, er, target location, base elements plentiful everywhere accrete to the information and an identical body and, er, outfit, will appear.