What does Arabic mean?

Definitions for Arabic
ˈær ə bɪkara·bic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arabic, Arabic languageadjective

    the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects

  2. Arabicadjective

    relating to or characteristic of Arabs

    "Arabic languages"

Wiktionary

  1. Arabicadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective).

  2. Arabicnoun

    A major Semitic language originating from the Arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the Middle East and North Africa.

  3. Arabicnoun

    The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others.

Wikipedia

  1. Arabic

    Arabic (اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ, al-ʿarabiyyah [al ʕaraˈbijːa] (listen); عَرَبِيّ, ʿarabīy [ˈʕarabiː] (listen) or [ʕaraˈbij]) is a Semitic language spoken primarily across the Arab world. Having emerged in the 1st century, it is named after the Arab people; the term "Arab" was initially used to describe those living in the Arabian Peninsula, as perceived by geographers from ancient Greece.Since the 7th century, Arabic has been characterized by diglossia, with an opposition between a standard prestige language—i.e., Literary Arabic: Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or Classical Arabic—and diverse vernacular varieties, which serve as mother tongues. Colloquial dialects vary significantly from MSA, impeding mutual intelligibility. MSA is only acquired through formal education and is not spoken natively. It is the language of literature, official documents, and formal written media. In spoken form, MSA is used in formal contexts, news bulletins and for prayers. This variety is the lingua franca of the Arab world and the liturgical language of Islam. It is an official language of 26 states and 1 disputed territory, the third most after English and French. It is also one of six official languages of the United Nations.Spoken varieties are the usual medium of communication in all other domains. They are not standardized and vary significantly, some of them being mutually unintelligible. The International Organization for Standardization assigns language codes to 33 varieties of Arabic, including MSA. Arabic vernaculars do not descend from MSA or Classical Arabic. Combined, Arabic dialects have 362 million native speakers, while MSA is spoken by 274 million L2 speakers, making it the sixth most spoken language in the world.Arabic is traditionally written with the Arabic alphabet, a right-to-left abjad. This alphabet is the official script for MSA. Colloquial varieties were traditionally not written, however, with the emergence of social media, the amount of written dialects has significantly increased online. Besides the Arabic alphabet, dialects are also often written in Latin from left to right or in Hebrew characters (in Israel) with no standardized orthography. Maltese and Hassaniya are the only varieties officially written in a Latin alphabet.

ChatGPT

  1. arabic

    "Arabic" refers to anything related to Arab culture, people, or the Arab League which is a regional organization of 22 Arab countries in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia. Most commonly, it's used to refer to the Arabic language, a Semitic language that originated in the Arabian Peninsula and is now spoken in various dialects by around 422 million people globally, making it one of the world's most widely spoken languages. The term also pertains to the Arabic script, used for writing in the Arabic language and several other languages like Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Kurdish. Moreover, Arabic can also refer to artistic, literary, mathematical, scientific contributions and developments within the Arab civilization throughout history.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arabicadjective

    of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians

  2. Arabicnoun

    the language of the Arabians

  3. Etymology: [L. Arabicus, fr. Arabia.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arabic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arabic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Arabic in a Sentence

  1. Ons Jabeur:

    I'm trying to give the example for Arabic girls and African girls. It's kind of tough because we don't have much experience in playing tennis, for me I'm happy to be an example for the young kids. It's very tough to be a pro when you come from Tunisia, but I'm trying to give the message that if I can do it they can do it.

  2. Mehdi Ben Cheikh:

    I thought it was brave ... to put up an Arabic sentence in Paris, it's not only a language of terrorists, it's the language of a whole people across the world ... who are very open, with an extremely spiritual dimension in their religion too.

  3. Salma Hayek:

    There is an Arabic writer who wrote philosophy and poetry and who brought all religions and all the world together.

  4. Ahmad Hanif:

    The situation is getting very dangerous, not only do we fear being killed in the regime bombardments but now we fear being killed by Daesh( the Arabic acronym for IS). Daesh targets NGOs because they consider us spies for the West.

  5. Internal Facebook:

    To counter these challenges... we have also developed technology that can proactively find and take action on content related to domestic servitude, by using it, we have been able to detect and remove over 4,000 pieces of violating organic content in Arabic and English from January 2020 to date.

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