What does Burmese mean?

Definitions for Burmesebərˈmiz, -ˈmis

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Burmese.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Burmese(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Myanmar

  2. Burmese(adj)

    the official language of Burma

  3. Burmese(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Myanmar or its people

    "the Burmese capital"; "Burmese tonal languages"


  1. Burmese(Noun)

    A person from Myanmar or of Burmese descent.

  2. Burmese(Noun)

    A medium size, short hair domestic cat breed, originating in Thailand.

  3. Burmese(Adjective)

    Of, from, or pertaining to Burma (or Myanmar), the Burmese people or the Burmese language.

  4. Burmese(ProperNoun)

    The Sino-Tibetan official language of the country Myanmar. Also known as Myanmar (which is the name preferred by the country's current government).

  5. Burmese(ProperNoun)

    The script in which the Myanmar language is written. Also known as Myanmar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burmese(adj)

    of or pertaining to Burmah, or its inhabitants

  2. Burmese

    a native or the natives of Burmah. Also (sing.), the language of the Burmans


  1. Burmese

    The Burmese is a breed of domesticated cats split into two subgroups: the American Burmese and the British Burmese. Most modern Burmese are descendants of one female cat called Wong Mau, which was brought from Burma to America in 1930. Most cat registries do not recognize a split between the two groups, but those that do formally refer to the type developed by British cat breeders as the European Burmese. Originally, Burmese cats were exclusively dark brown, but years of selective breeding have produced a wide variety of colours. Different associations have different rules about which of these count as Burmese. Burmese cats are known for being sociable and friendly with humans, as well as very intelligent. They are also very vocal, and often call to their owners.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burmese

    bur′mēz, adj. relating to Burma in Farther India, or its language.—n. a native of Burma, or the language of Burma—also Bur′man.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burmese in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burmese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The KIA second-in-command:

    That's why the Kachin community doesn't trust the Burmese military.

  2. Jenny Novak:

    We consider (Burmese pythons) established, which means the hope of removing them is pretty slim, we're in management mode now.

  3. David Bennett:

    In over 40 years, I cannot recall ever having seen another Burmese ruby of this exceptional size possessing such outstanding colour.

  4. David Bennett:

    A new record price for a ruby, in over 40 years, I cannot recall ever having seen another Burmese ruby of this exceptional size possessing such outstanding colour.

  5. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    The move to disqualify some 100 candidates, through an opaque and discriminatory process, risks undermining the confidence of the Burmese people and the international community in these elections, we urge the Burmese authorities to redouble their efforts to address these concerns and ensure that the upcoming elections constitute a step forward for the country.

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