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Ater or אֲתַר is an Old Testament man's name site, location, or locality.

  1. A descendant of Hezekiah, who returned from Babylon Ezra 2:16; Nehemiah 7:21
  2. An Israelite, who subscribed to Nehemiah’s covenant Nehemiah 10:17
  3. A porter Ezra 2:42; Nehemiah 7:45
  4. An old town in Bhind District, India

Ater is also a Latin adjective meaning "black, dark, gloomy, dismal or malicious".

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "article name needed". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.