Definitions for Negroˈni groʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ne•gro*ˈni groʊ(n.; adj.)(pl.)-groes

  1. (n.)a member of any of the indigenous peoples of sub-Saharan Africa, or one of their descendants.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

  2. (adj.)of or designating Negroes.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

* Usage: See black.

Origin of Negro:

1545–55; < Sp and Pg negro black < L nigrum, masc. acc. of niger black

Ne•groˈneɪ groʊ; Sp. ˈnɛ grɔ(n.)

  1. a river in NW South America, flowing SE from Colombia into the Amazon. 1400 mi. (2255 km) long.

  2. a river in S Argentina, flowing E from the Andes to the Atlantic. 700 mi. (1125 km) long.

  3. a river in SE South America, flowing SW from Brazil into the Uruguay River. ab. 500 mi. (800 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Portuguese, Rio Negro. 1; Spanish, Río Negro. 2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid(adj)

    a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)

  2. negro(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair

Wiktionary

  1. negro(Adjective)

    Relating to the black ethnicity.

  2. negro(Adjective)

    Black or dark brown in color.

  3. Negro(Noun)

    A person with black or dark brown skin.

  4. Origin: From negro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negro(noun)

    a black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found

  2. Negro(adj)

    of or pertaining to negroes; black

Freebase

  1. Negro

    The word “Negro” is used in the English-speaking world to refer to a person of black ancestry or appearance. The word negro denotes 'black' in the Spanish and Portuguese, derived from the ancient Latin word, niger, 'black', which itself ultimately is probably from a Proto-Indo-European root *nekw-, 'to be dark', akin to *nokw- 'night'. "Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive. This usage was accepted as normal, even by people classified as Negroes, until the later Civil Rights movement in the late 1960s. One well-known example is the identification by Martin Luther King, Jr. of his own race as 'Negro' in his famous 1963 speech I Have a Dream. During the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, some black American leaders in the United States, notably Malcolm X, objected to the word, preferring Black, because they associated the word Negro with the long history of slavery, segregation, and discrimination that treated African Americans as second class citizens, or worse. Since the late 1960s, various other terms have been more widespread in popular usage. These include "black", "Black African", "Afro-American" and "African American".

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. NEGRO

    One who votes your way. NIGGER One who doesn't.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

Negro(noun)

a name for a person belonging to or descended from the black-skinned race from the area of Africa south of the Sahara.

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