Algoman

adjective

Al·​go·​man
variants or less commonly Algomian or Algomic
: of or relating to the mountain-making movements and granitic intrusion commonly referred to the middle of the Proterozoic era

Word History

Etymology

Algoma, district in Ontario, Canada + English -an or -ian or -ic

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Algoman was in 1913

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Algoman

Cite this Entry

“Algoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Algoman. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!