What does European mean?

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

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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.

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. Peter Cecchini:

    European Central Bank's almost like a reverse Goldilocks scenario because U.S. data has been just good enough for the Fed to act, while global data has continued to deteriorate.

  2. Federica Mogherini:

    At a time when the Union is questioned from within, seeing that with our immediate neighbors there is such an energy and willingness to join and work hard to adapt their countries, society, economy, institutions, systems to the European standards, gives us the sense of responsibility we have also towards our European Union citizenship.

  3. Marcin Wolny:

    The bill is yet another try to subordinate the court to the executive power, and we fear that it will block all cases judged by the court, this bill will absolutely not end the row with the European Commission or the Venice Commission.

  4. Evgenia Tarasova:

    During the European Championships Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov had the same mistake both in short and free programs. Therefore, now we had to train harder not to allow this to happen anymore, we decided to make everything at our maximum.

  5. Tyson Barker:

    It was clearly not going to be a congenial trip, as many European institutions and diplomats are happily turning their back on the Donald Trump administration. It's no secret that Europe is very much looking forward to working with Joe Biden.

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    a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
    • A. sheath
    • B. helm
    • C. anil
    • D. vigorish

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