Definitions for Indianˈɪn di ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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.]


  1. Indian cuisine

    Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines vary significantly from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. The development of these cuisines have been shaped by religious beliefs, and in particular by vegetarianism, which continues to grow as a dietary trend in Indian society. There has also been Central Asian influence on North Indian cuisine from the years of Mughal rule. Indian cuisine has been and is still evolving, as a result of the nation's cultural interactions with other societies. Historical incidents such as foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism have also played a role in introducing certain foods to the country. For instance, the potato, a staple of the Indian diet, was brought to India by the Portuguese, who also introduced chillies and breadfruit.

British National Corpus

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dick Bryce:

    He'd talk the leg off a wooden indian.

  2. Gaddameedi Pavan Kumar:

    Iam an Indian, I Would die as an Indian for India.

  3. Khalid Khan:

    It will be Modi's gift to Iran and Indian exporters.

  4. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    So, the Indian ocean region is at the top of our policy priorities.

  5. Siddharth Shanker:

    Tradition dictates that cash plays a big role for Indian consumers.

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