What does Catalan mean?

Definitions for Catalan
ˈkæt lˌæn, -ən, ˌkæt lˈæncata·lan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Catalannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Catalonia

  2. Catalanadjective

    the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan)

  3. Catalanadjective

    relating to or denoting or characteristic of Catalonia or its inhabitants

    "Catalan independence movement"

  4. Catalanadjective

    relating to or characteristic of the Catalan language

    "Catalan poetry"


  1. Catalannoun

    Person from or inhabitant of Catalonia.

  2. Catalanadjective

    Of or pertaining to Catalonia.

  3. Catalannoun

    The language of Catalonia, an autonomous region in the northeast of Spain. Various dialects are also spoken in the Valencian autonomous region where the language is officially named valencià, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, Roussillon in France and the Sardinian city of Alghero. ISO 639-3 recognizes Valencian as an alternate name for this language.

  4. Etymology: Catalane, from català, either directly or via catalán.


  1. catalan

    Catalan can have multiple definitions depending on its usage: 1) Language: Catalan is a Romance language derived from Vulgar Latin and named after the Catalonia region in northeastern Spain, where it is commonly spoken. 2) Ethnic Group: Catalan refers to people from or with ancestry from Catalonia. 3) Mathematics: In combinatorics, a Catalan number is a sequence of natural numbers that occur in various counting problems, often involving recursively defined objects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catalanadjective

    of or pertaining to Catalonia

  2. Catalannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia


  1. Catalán

    Catalán is a small lunar impact crater that lies almost along the southwest limb of the Moon. At this position the crater is ill-suited for observation from the Earth as it is viewed almost from the side, and visibility is subject to libration effects. It lies to the west of the somewhat larger crater Baade, and south-southeast of Graff. This region is located in the outer southeastern part of the skirt of ejecta that surrounds the Mare Orientale impact basin, and the nearby surface is rugged and streaky. This is a somewhat irregular crater, although in general form it is circular. The rim is sharp-edged and displays little appearance of erosion. Sections of the inner wall appear to have slumped along the north and southeast, forming notches in the rim. The interior floor is rough and irregular, with no central peak of note. Due west of Catalán, the satellite craters Catalán A and the smaller Catalán B form a joined pair, with each having a sharp rim and a bowl-shaped interior. To the northwest of Catalán A is the nearly symmetrical, bowl-shaped Catalán U.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Catalan

    kat′al-an, adj. of or belonging to Catalonia or its language, a dialect of Provençal.—n. a native of Catalonia, or the language thereof.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. catalan

    A small Spanish fishing-boat.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Catalan is ranked #5076 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Catalan surname appeared 6,899 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Catalan.

    83.7% or 5,776 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    9.3% or 643 total occurrences were White.
    5.3% or 372 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.9% or 68 total occurrences were Black.
    0.4% or 34 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for Catalan »

  1. cantala

  2. lantaca

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Catalan in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Catalan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Catalan in a Sentence

  1. Pedro Sanchez:

    Besides being a provocation, which it is, its a move to undermine the institution of the (Catalan government) perpetrated by its own president ... I agree with the government; until there's a Catalan government, 155 will continue to be applied.

  2. Artur Mas:

    Legally, it is clear that the Catalan parliament's resolution is now annulled, but politically, it is not, because the will of the parliament cannot be annulled and the will of the parliament reflects the will and the ideas of a significant part of the Catalonian population.

  3. Raul Romeva:

    What Catalan society faces now is the concept of politics as a war by other means, we have a golden opportunity to design and construct a modern state which belongs to the 21st century, which is exemplary and able to defeat wrongdoing and corruption.

  4. Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez:

    We urge the Catalan independence movement not to play with fire, not to make the worst possible mistake, which is to look the other way if there are signs of violence, as we have unfortunately seen in recent weeks.

  5. Martina Gonzalez:

    There are more of us Catalan Spaniards than separatists. It's important that people see that not everyone is in favor of independence, i am Spanish, Spanish, Spanish.

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