from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to, caused by, or carried by the wind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of aeolian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Æolian.
  • adj. Formed, or deposited, by the action of wind, as dunes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Æolian, Æolic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks


From Aeolus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • They started excavating three fire pits on the south side of the ridge where the soil was a thin, eolian deposit overlying regolith, or crumbled rough rock.

    Bird Cloud

  • Fluvial and eolian erosion and deposition are the main geomorphic processes.

    Santa Maria Valley (Bailey)

  • Dunes and adjacent uplands with a cover of eolian sand support a succession of plant communities, from bare dune through Sand-verbena - beach bursage series.

    Southern Channel Islands (Bailey)

  • Mass wasting, fluvial erosion, wave erosion (coastal marine), and eolian erosion and deposition are the main geomorphic processes.

    Southern Channel Islands (Bailey)

  • The gently sloping Monticello Upland is blanketed by eolian material deposited in the lee of the Abajo Mountains.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)

  • These deep eolian soils are composed of fine sand and support warm season grasses, winterfat, Mormon tea, four-wing saltbush, and sagebrush.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)

  • The Sand Deserts ecoregion is nearly level and contains a mantle of sandy eolian deposits, shifting dunes, and exposed sandstone bedrock.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)

  • On Pleistocene nonmarine sediments, over which eolian sand has spread, they are Xeropsamments, Haplic Durixeralfs, and Typic Albaquults.

    Santa Ynez Hills and Valleys (Bailey)

  • Dry lake beds are numerous, and there are extensive eolian deposits, including both dune sand and loess.

    Intermountain Semidesert Province (Bailey)

  • Ocean currents, waves, and wind (coastal marine and eolian processes) are active along the outer edges of the coastal plain.

    Point Reyes


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.