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Today's word: proteanˈproʊ ti ən, proʊˈti-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word protean

Princeton's WordNet

  1. protean(adj)

    taking on different forms

    "eyes...of that baffling protean grey which is never twice the same"


  1. protean(Adjective)

    Exceedingly variable; readily assuming different shapes or forms.

  2. protean(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Proteus; characteristic of Proteus.

  3. Protean(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Proteus

  4. Origin: From Πρωτεύς, the Greek warden of sea beasts, renowned for his ability to change shape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protean(adj)

    of or pertaining to Proteus; characteristic of Proteus

  2. Protean(adj)

    exceedingly variable; readily assuming different shapes or forms; as, an amoeba is a protean animalcule

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Protean

    prō′tē-an, adj. readily assuming different shapes, like Proteus, the sea-god, fabled to have the power of changing himself into an endless variety of forms: variable: inconstant.

Anagrams for protean »

  1. pronate

  2. tropane

  3. operant

  4. operant, pronate, tropane

How to pronounce protean ?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say protean in sign language?

  1. protean


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protean in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of protean in a Sentence

  1. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst:

    That's an example of how protean and slippery the stories are and that's why we like them.

  2. John A. Rassias:

    Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.

Images & Illustrations of protean

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Translations for protean

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