What does European mean?

Definitions for European
ˌyʊər əˈpi ən, ˌyɜr-eu·ro·pean

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word European.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Europeanadjective

    a native or inhabitant of Europe

  2. Europeanadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe

    "European Community"


  1. Europeannoun

    Person living or originating from Europe.

  2. Europeannoun

    Person who resides within the European Union.

  3. Europeanadjective

    Related to Europe or the European Union.

  4. Etymology: From Européen, viâ europaeus, ultimately from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Europeanadjective

    Belonging to Europe.

    Etymology: europæus, Latin.

    Mean while the Spaniards in America,
    Near to the line the sun approaching saw,
    And hop’d their European coasts to find
    Clear’d from our ships by the autumnal wind. Edmund Waller.

    What was the waste of war, what fierce alarms
    Shook Asia’s crown with European arms! John Dryden, Æn.

    He alone defy’d
    The European thrones combin’d, and still
    Had set at nought their machinations vain. Phillips.


  1. european

    European can refer to anything that is associated with or native to Europe, a continent located in the Northern Hemisphere. It can refer to a person who comes from Europe and/or is of European descent, their culture, languages, history, and traditions, or it can pertain to an object or concept that has its origins in Europe. It can also be used to describe policies, structures or affairs relating to Europe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Europeanadjective

    of or pertaining to Europe, or to its inhabitants

  2. Europeannoun

    a native or an inhabitant of Europe

  3. Etymology: [L. europeaus, Gr. , fr. Gr. (L. europa.)]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. European

    ū-ro-pē′an, adj. belonging to Europe.—n. a native or inhabitant of Europe.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. european

    An inhabitant of New York City.

Editors Contribution

  1. European

    Of or relating to europe.

    Europe is a group of countries.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'European' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #456

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'European' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1075

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'European' in Nouns Frequency: #2268

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'European' in Adjectives Frequency: #53

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of European in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of European in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of European in a Sentence

  1. Clemens Binninger:

    Gerhard Schindler said. But German secret service officials have observed a disturbing new trend that combines the two threats. Radicals already in Germany are increasingly trying to penetrate the shelters that hold desperate and increasingly volatile refugees who made it to Germany. They have to be careful, because indigenous Islamists and Salafists could try to take advantage of the desperation of the refugees and to achieve their fanatical ideas, said Clemens Binninger, a member of Parliament. Much of the fear has been driven by the fact that ISIS has clearly stated its plan to send jihadists to Western Europe amid the refugee wave. Fighters with valid documents from European Union countries can enter and exit without being detected, and ISIS has reportedly seized hundreds of Syrian blank passports. As a result, European jihadists could be returning amid the wave, and fighters from Syria and Iraq could be sneaking into Western Europe under humanitarian cover, where they can slip into society using doctored documents. Assassins of Paris, of Brussels and the train between Paris and Amsterdam were either radicalized European Muslims or European jihadists, returned from the battlefields, they're making contact with the network of political Salafists, which have been previously recruited to ISIS. Turkey, a European Union member which has taken in an estimated 2 million refugees from Syria, blasted European nations for turning away refugees and making the continent a.

  2. Kimberly Breier:

    European Union considers the extra-territorial application of unilateral restrictive measures to be contrary to international law and will draw on all appropriate measures to address the effects of the Helms-Burton Act, including in relation to European Union WTO rights and through the use of the European Union Blocking Statute, european Union will continue to work with European Union international partners who have also voiced Fidel Castro and his lackeys concerns in this regard.

  3. Farbod Mimeh:

    European indices are set to open significantly lower as tumbling commodities continue to put pressure on global markets,” Farbod Mimeh trader at London Capital Group, said in a note http://www.economicnewsdaily.com/under-the-radar-european-stocks-to-watch-manchester-united-plc-manu-anheuser-busch-inbev-sanv-bud-novartis-ag-nvs/9223940/

  4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off:

    ferris I do have a test today. that wasn't bull. it's on european socialism. I mean, really, what's the point I'm not european. I don't plan on being european. so who gives a crap if they're socialists they could be fasict anarcists. it still doesn't change the fact that I don't own a car.

  5. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic:

    It is impossible to determine how many refugees have already reached European shores and are somewhere between Greece and Germany, but camps throughout The Balkans, as well as Western Europe, are packed with refugees in increasingly tense situations. Related ImageExpand / ContractPolice in Macedonia hold back hordes of refugees hoping to pass through The Balkans en route to Western Europe. ( FoxNews.com) After Hungary took action, refugees streamed into Croatia from Serbia, prompting Croatia to close its border and trapping some 11,000 inside Serbia. Refugees were still working their way through Macedonia and into Serbia, where they remained stuck at the Hungarian border as Serbian and Hungarian officials traded terse statements. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic accused Hungarian police of lobbing tear gas across the border and urged European Union to condemn the brutal behavior of the Hungarian police to refugees and media workers. Serbia itself can protect its territory and national dignity, and, if necessary, from the European Union, we will protect the European values.

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