What does Hindu mean?

Definitions for Hindu
ˈhɪn duHin·du

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hindu, Hindoo, Hindustaninoun

    a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India

  2. Hindu, Hindooadjective

    a person who adheres to Hinduism

  3. Hindu, Hindi, Hindooadjective

    of or relating to or supporting Hinduism

    "the Hindu faith"

GCIDE

  1. Hindunoun

    Same as Hindoo. This is now the more commonly used spelling.

Wiktionary

  1. Hindunoun

    A person adhering to the Hindu religion (Hinduism).

  2. Hindunoun

    Any native inhabitant of Hindustan, especially one of the Dravidian or Aryan races.

  3. Hinduadjective

    Of, or relating to Hinduism, or to Hindus and their culture.

  4. Hindunoun

    An origin of many religions including Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hindunoun

    a native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious name it is restricted to followers of the Veda

    Etymology: [Per. Hind, fr. Hind, Hindstn, India. Cf. Indian.]

  2. Hindunoun

    same as Hindoo

    Etymology: [Per. Hind, fr. Hind, Hindstn, India. Cf. Indian.]

Freebase

  1. Hindu

    Hindu refers to an identity associated with the philosophical, religious and cultural systems that are indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. As used in the Constitution of India, the word "Hindu" is attributed to all persons professing any Indian religion. In common use today, it refers to an adherent of Hinduism. There was no word or a mention of word 'Hindu' in any of the India's ancient scripts like Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas etc. to further reference this argument. The word Hindu is derived from Sindhu, the local name for the Indus river. With more than a billion adherents, Hinduism is the world's third largest religion. The vast majority of Hindus, approximately 940 million, live in India. Other countries with large Hindu populations include Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Fiji, United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada and the island of Bali in Indonesia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hindu

    Hindoo, hin′dōō, n. a native of Hindustan: now more properly applied to native Indian believers in Brahmanism, as opposed to Mohammedans, &c.—ns. Hin′duism, Hin′dooism, the religion and customs of the Hindus. [Sindhu, Sans. for Indus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hindu in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hindu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Hindu in a Sentence

  1. Wajid Fazal:

    About 40 Hindu brothers were at my house until we bid farewell to my niece in the night, i will never forget this favor.

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and yang. Proton and electron. What are we talking about here Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we're are looking at creation itself. I am the sky, says the Hindu bridegroom to the bride. You are the earth. We are sky and earth united.... You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind thinks because of you and I shall love because of you.

  3. Baki Billah:

    He was a free thinker. He was a Hindu but he was not only a strong voice against Islamic fanatics but also equally against other religious fanatics, we are saddened. We don't know what the government will do to find the killers. We want justice.

  4. Thaung Tun:

    Myanmar does not deny that what is unfolding in northern Rakhine is a humanitarian crisis, there is no denying that the Muslim community in Rakhine has suffered. The Buddhist Rakhine, Hindu and other ethnic minorities have suffered no less.

  5. Thorbjorn Jagland:

    While it is in the nature of extremism to create enemies and frightening images, and to divide the world into us and them, the laureates show us something else, a young girl and a somewhat older man. One from Pakistan, one from India. One Muslim, the other Hindu. Both symbols of the world needs -- namely, more unity.

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