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

  2. Hindunoun

    same as Hindoo

  3. 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. Sister Janet:

    We cannot blame anyone, but the statements by leaders of hardline Hindu organizations do make an impact on the society, they want people to start viewing our charitable work as a strategy to expand Christianity.

  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. Maithripala Sirisena:

    While protecting the country's main religion Buddhism, we also protect the rights and freedom of Hindu, Muslim, and Catholic people in practicing their religion and create consensus among them to build up this country.

  4. Tuesday Naik:

    My praise of the Malaysian government for its Islamic and fair treatment of Hindu minorities is being twisted and misquoted to suit political gains and create communal rifts.

  5. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    So long as you are in the Hindu religion, you cannot expect to have freedom of thought.

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