Arian

adjective
Ar·​i·​an | \ ˈa-rē-ən How to pronounce Arian (audio) , ˈer-ē- \

Definition of Arian

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: of or relating to Arius or his doctrines especially that the Son is not of the same substance as the Father but was created as an agent for creating the world

Arian

noun (1)

Definition of Arian (Entry 2 of 4)

: a supporter of Arian doctrines

Arian

noun (2)
Ar·​i·​an | \ ˈer-ē-ən, ˈa-rē- How to pronounce Arian (audio) \

Definition of Arian (Entry 3 of 4)

-ar·​i·​an

Definition of -arian (Entry 4 of 4)

1 : believer necessitarian : advocate latitudinarian
2 : producer disciplinarian

Other Words from Arian

Adjective

Arianism \ ˈa-​rē-​ə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Arianism (audio) , ˈer-​ē-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Arian

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Arian

Noun suffix

Latin -arius -ary

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Arian

Time Traveler for Arian

Time Traveler

The first known use of Arian was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for Arian

Cite this Entry

“Arian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arian. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on Arian

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Arian

Comments on Arian

What made you want to look up Arian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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