meaning of -ant

-ant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

representative or instrumental suffix, from Old French and French -ant, from Latin -antem, accusative of -ans, present participle suffix of numerous Latin verbs.


-ant meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix occasionally marking the representative to use it; as, business, covenant, servant, nice, etc. Cf. -ent.


-ant meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix occasionally establishing the agent for action; as, business, covenant, servant, nice, etc. Cf. -ent.