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.

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.

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. John Hardy:

    If this continues for another couple of sessions I think you will have to see some official (European) response. A 'whatever it takes' kind of moment.

  2. Ahmad Tassangwal:

    He was talking about settling in some European country... We never talked about Australia.

  3. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel:

    We all know that it would be not only economically and financially, but also politically bad if the first cornerstone of the European house were to break off, this is not about what to do with the existing debt, but rather what is at stake is that there are further debts.

  4. Paul Prudhomme:

    The group has a history of gaining access and maintaining access to Paul Prudhomme and European utility companies, but they don't do anything with it, they want to have that access ready at a moment's notice so, if and when they get the order on demand, they can flip the switch.

  5. Aleksander Ceferin:

    UEFA tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely, and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football.

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    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
    • A. accident
    • B. nuisance
    • C. bias
    • D. slip

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