Definitions for arabˈær əb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arab, Arabian(noun)

    a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa

  2. Arabian, Arab(noun)

    a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia


  1. Arab(Noun)

    A Semitic person, whose antecedents were from Arabia

  2. Arab(Noun)

    A member of an Arabic-speaking community

  3. Arab(Noun)

    A particular breed of horse.

  4. Arab(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to Arabs and their nations

  5. Origin: From عرب "Arabs" or عربي "Arab" (adjective), "Arabic".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arab(noun)

    one of a swarthy race occupying Arabia, and numerous in Syria, Northern Africa, etc

  2. Origin: [Prob. ultimately fr. Heb. arabah a desert, the name employed, in the Old Testament, to denote the valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea. Ar. Arab, Heb. arabi, arbi, arbim: cf. F. Arabe, L. Arabs, Gr. .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arab

    ar′ab, n. a native of Arabia: an Arab horse, noted for its gracefulness and speed: a neglected or homeless boy or girl—usually Street or City Arab.—adj. of or belonging to Arabia.—adj. Arāb′ian, relating to Arabia.—n. a native of Arabia.—adj. Ar′abic, relating to Arabia, or to its language.—n. the language of Arabia.—ns. Ar′abism, an Arabic idiom; Ar′abist, one skilled in the Arabic language or literature; Ar′aby, a poetical form of Arabia. [L. Arabs, Arab-em—Gr. Araps.]


  1. Arabs

    Arabs are a major panethnic group whose native language is Arabic, comprising the majority of the Arab world. They primarily inhabit Western Asia, North Africa, and parts of the Horn of Africa. Before the spread of Islam, Arab referred to any of the largely nomadic Semitic tribes inhabiting the Arabian Peninsula. In modern usage Arabic-speaking populations are a highly heterogeneous collection of peoples, with diverse ancestral origins and identities. The ties that bind the Arab people are common linguistic, cultural, and political traditions. As such, Arab identity is based on one or more of genealogical, linguistic or cultural grounds, although with competing identities often taking a more prominent role, based on considerations including regional, national, clan, kin, sect, and tribe affiliations and relationships. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes one of the world's largest groups after Han Chinese. The Arabian Peninsula itself was not entirely originally Arabic. Arabization occurred in some parts of the Arabian Peninsula.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arab' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4040

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arab' in Adjectives Frequency: #555

Anagrams for arab »

  1. abra, Abra

  2. Abra


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arab in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John McCain:

    Obama is an Arab.

  2. Fawaz Gerges:

    Their conflict is playing out on Arab streets big time.

  3. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi:

    The need for a unified Arab force is growing and becoming more pressing every day.

  4. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:

    The Americans and our Arab partners must think well: do they want a permanent war?

  5. Dina Kawar:

    We will be doing what the Palestinians want and in conformity with the Arab League.

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