Dictionary.com

-ean

Save This Word!

an element used to form adjectives from nouns ending in -ea: crustacean.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of -ean

<Latin (us) (Greek -eios), -ae(us) (Greek -aios), -e(us) + -an

Words nearby -ean

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use -ean in a sentence

  • But if the last vowel be small, an e is thrown into the termination; as, sil-ean eyes, srin-ean noses.

    Elements of Gaelic Grammar|Alexander Stewart
  • And now you must come in and speak to my father and mother, and we must see what ean be done with you.

    Rogues and Vagabonds|George R. Sims

British Dictionary definitions for -ean

-ean

suffix forming adjectives
a variant of -an Caesarean
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK