Definitions for Indianˈɪn di ən

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  1. Indian, American Indian, Red Indian(noun)

    a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived

  2. Indian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of India

  3. Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, Indian(adj)

    any of the languages spoken by Amerindians

  4. Indian(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures

    "the Indian subcontinent"; "Indian saris"

  5. Indian, Amerind, Amerindic, Native American(adj)

    of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages

    "Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads"

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  1. Indian(Noun)

    Person from India.

  2. Indian(Noun)

    A member of one of the indigenous peoples of the Americas (but not a member of the Aleut, Inuit, Metis, or Yupik).

  3. Indian(Noun)

    An Australian Aborigine.

  4. Indian(Noun)

    A Maori.

  5. Indian(Noun)

    An Indian meal.

    We're going out tonight for an Indian.

  6. Indian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to India or its people.

  7. Indian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of the Americas (but not the Aleut, Inuit, Metis, or Yupik).

  8. Indian(ProperNoun)

    Any language spoken by Indians.

  9. Origin: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Indian(adj)

    of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies

  2. Indian(adj)

    of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk

  3. Indian(adj)

    made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like

  4. Indian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of India

  5. Indian(noun)

    one of the aboriginal inhabitants of America; -- so called originally from the supposed identity of America with India

  6. Origin: [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. , OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. Hindu.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2665

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4519

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Nouns Frequency: #2482

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Adjectives Frequency: #358


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