Ater is an Old Testament man's name meaning shut or lame.
- A descendant of Hezekiah, who returned from Babylon ;
- An Israelite, who subscribed to Nehemiah’s covenant
- A porter ;
- An old town in Bhind District, India
Ater is also a Latin adjective meaning "black, dark, gloomy, dismal or malicious".
This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.