Definitions for aboriginalˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə nl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Aborigine, Abo, Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aborigine(noun)

    a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived

  2. native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal(adj)

    an indigenous person who was born in a particular place

    "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"

  3. Aboriginal(adj)

    of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia

    "an Aboriginal rite"

  4. native, aboriginal(adj)

    characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning

    "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"

  5. aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial(adj)

    having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

    "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. aboriginal(Adjective)

    First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous.

  2. Aboriginal(Noun)

    An Aboriginal inhabitant of Australia, Aborigine.

  3. Aboriginal(Noun)

    An Aboriginal inhabitant, person, animal, or plant native to the region. Also aboriginal.

    It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands. - Darwin.

  4. Aboriginal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Aboriginal peoples.

  5. Aboriginal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Australian Aboriginal peoples, Aborigines.

  6. Aboriginal(ProperNoun)

    Any of the native languages spoken by Australian aborigines.

  7. Origin: See Aboriginal.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Aboriginal(adj)

    first; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the aboriginal tribes of America

  2. Aboriginal(adj)

    of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindoo of aboriginal blood

  3. Aboriginal(noun)

    an original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines

  4. Aboriginal(noun)

    an animal or a plant native to the region

  5. Origin: [See Aborigines.]

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