Meaning of -ARIAN in English


-arian /eəriən $ eriən/ BrE AmE suffix

[ Language: Latin ; Origin: -arius ; -ARY ]

1 . [in nouns] someone who believes in or does a particular thing:

a vegetarian (=someone who does not eat meat)

a librarian (=someone who works in a library)

2 . [in adjectives] for people of this type, or relating to them:

a vegetarian restaurant

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.