Definitions for Indianˈɪn di ən
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Indian, American Indian, Red Indian(noun)
a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
a native or inhabitant of India
Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, Indian(adj)
any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures
"the Indian subcontinent"; "Indian saris"
Indian, Amerind, Amerindic, Native American(adj)
of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages
"Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads"
Person from India.
A member of one of the indigenous peoples of the Americas (but not a member of the Aleut, Inuit, Metis, or Yupik).
An Australian Aborigine.
An Indian meal.
We're going out tonight for an Indian.
Of or relating to India or its people.
Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of the Americas (but not the Aleut, Inuit, Metis, or Yupik).
Any language spoken by Indians.
Origin: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .
of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies
of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk
made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like
a native or inhabitant of India
one of the aboriginal inhabitants of America; -- so called originally from the supposed identity of America with India
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′di-an, adj. belonging to the Indies, East or West, or to the aborigines of America.—n. a native of the Indies: a European who lives or has lived in India: an aboriginal of America.—ns. In′diaman, a large ship employed in trade, with India; In′dia-rub′ber, an elastic gummy substance, the inspissated juice of various tropical plants, extensively used in the arts: caoutchouc.—adj. In′dic, originating or existing in India, a term comprehensively applied to all the Aryan languages of India.—Indian berry, a climbing Indian shrub, its fruit Cocculus Indicus; Indian club, a bottle-shaped block of wood, swung in various motions by the arms with the view of developing the muscles of these and of the chest, &c.; Indian corn, maize, so called because brought from the West Indies; Indian cress, an ornamental garden shrub from Peru, with orange flowers; Indian file (see File); Indian fire, a pyrotechnic composition, used as a signal-light, consisting of sulphur, realgar, and nitre; Indian red (see Red); Indian summer, in America, a period of warm, dry, calm weather in late autumn, with hazy atmosphere.—India Docks, extensive docks in London for the accommodation of vessels engaged in the West and East India trade; India ink (see Ink); India Office, a government office in London, where are managed the affairs of the Indian government; India paper, a thin yellowish printing-paper made in China and Japan from vegetable fibre, and used in taking the finest proofs from engraved plates—hence called India proofs; India shawl, a Cashmere shawl.—East India Company, a great chartered company formed for trading with India and the East Indies, more especially applied to the English Company, incorporated in 1600 and abolished in 1858; East Indian, an inhabitant or a native of the East Indies; Red Indian, one of the aborigines of America, so called from the colour of the skin—(coll.) in U.S. Injen, Injun; West Indian, a native or an inhabitant of the West Indies. [L. India—Indus (Gr. Indos), the Indus (Pers. Hind. Hind; Zend Hindu)—Sans. sindhu, a river.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2665
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4519
Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Nouns Frequency: #2482
Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Adjectives Frequency: #358
The numerical value of Indian in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Indian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He'd talk the leg off a wooden indian.
Iam an Indian, I Would die as an Indian for India.
It will be Modi's gift to Iran and Indian exporters.
Indian cinema is reflecting day to day life for women.
So, the Indian ocean region is at the top of our policy priorities.
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