Definitions for arabˈær əb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ar•ab*ˈær əb(n.)

  1. a member of an Arabic-speaking people or citizen of an Arabic-speaking nation.

    Category: Peoples

  2. a member of a Semitic people inhabiting since ancient times the Arabian Peninsula and the desert fringes of Mesopotamia and the Levant: after a.d. 632, spreading throughout SW Asia and N Africa.

    Category: Peoples

  3. Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

    Ref: Arabian horse.

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to Arabs.

* Pron: The pronunciation of Arab with an initial (ā) sound and secondary stress on the second syllable is sometimes used facetiously or disparagingly and is usually considered offensive.

Origin of Arab:

1625–35; back formation from L Arabs (taken as pl.) < Gk


  1. Arabia.

  2. Arabic.

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. Arab(noun)ˈær əb

    a native speaker of Arabic

    Arabs living in the U.S.


  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

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

Translations for arab

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


1,2 etc, as opposed to Roman numerals, I,II etc.

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