What does arab mean?

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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. arab

    A citizen, inhabitant or native of an arabic speaking country.

    An important and unifying characteristic of Arabs is a common language - arabic which is a semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic Family.

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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. Albert Einstein:

    The first and most important necessity is the creation of a modus vivendi with the Arab people.

  2. Mahmoud Al-Habbash:

    The Arab nation has to attack any illegal side in the Arab region with an iron hand, it has to start from Palestine.

  3. Golda Meir:

    Arab sovereignty in Jerusalem just cannot be. This city will not be divided-not half and half, not 60-40, not 75-25, nothing.

  4. Sirwan Barzani:

    The only solution( to stop the bloodshed) is to partition Arab Iraq, everybody will be relieved. What are the benefits of keeping Arab Iraq united with people killing each other every day ?

  5. Federica Mogherini:

    I understand very well the concerns of many Arab countries, not only Arab countries, in the region on the role of Iran, but I am also convinced that it would be naive to imagine that a country like Iran could simply disappear from the map.

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