What does Indian mean?

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ˈɪn di ənIn·di·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Indian, American Indian, Red Indian(noun)

    a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived

  2. Indian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of India

  3. Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, Indian(adj)

    any of the languages spoken by Amerindians

  4. Indian(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures

    "the Indian subcontinent"; "Indian saris"

  5. Indian, Amerind, Amerindic, Native American(adj)

    of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages

    "Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads"

Wiktionary

  1. Indian(Noun)

    Person from India.

    Etymology: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .

  2. Indian(Noun)

    A member of one of the indigenous peoples of the Americas (but not a member of the Aleut, Inuit, Metis, or Yupik).

    Etymology: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .

  3. Indian(Noun)

    An Australian Aborigine.

    Etymology: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .

  4. Indian(Noun)

    A Maori.

    Etymology: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .

  5. Indian(Noun)

    An Indian meal.

    We're going out tonight for an Indian.

    Etymology: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .

  6. Indian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to India or its people.

    Etymology: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .

  7. Indian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of the Americas (but not the Aleut, Inuit, Metis, or Yupik).

    Etymology: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .

  8. Indian(ProperNoun)

    Any language spoken by Indians.

    Etymology: Noun: 1495 Yndeens or Indes, 1548 Indyans, 1553 Indians, 1611 Indian. Adjective: 1566. .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indian(adj)

    of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies

    Etymology: [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. , OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. Hindu.]

  2. Indian(adj)

    of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk

    Etymology: [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. , OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. Hindu.]

  3. Indian(adj)

    made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like

    Etymology: [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. , OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. Hindu.]

  4. Indian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of India

    Etymology: [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. , OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. Hindu.]

  5. Indian(noun)

    one of the aboriginal inhabitants of America; -- so called originally from the supposed identity of America with India

    Etymology: [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. , OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. Hindu.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indian

    in′di-an, adj. belonging to the Indies, East or West, or to the aborigines of America.—n. a native of the Indies: a European who lives or has lived in India: an aboriginal of America.—ns. In′diaman, a large ship employed in trade, with India; In′dia-rub′ber, an elastic gummy substance, the inspissated juice of various tropical plants, extensively used in the arts: caoutchouc.—adj. In′dic, originating or existing in India, a term comprehensively applied to all the Aryan languages of India.—Indian berry, a climbing Indian shrub, its fruit Cocculus Indicus; Indian club, a bottle-shaped block of wood, swung in various motions by the arms with the view of developing the muscles of these and of the chest, &c.; Indian corn, maize, so called because brought from the West Indies; Indian cress, an ornamental garden shrub from Peru, with orange flowers; Indian file (see File); Indian fire, a pyrotechnic composition, used as a signal-light, consisting of sulphur, realgar, and nitre; Indian red (see Red); Indian summer, in America, a period of warm, dry, calm weather in late autumn, with hazy atmosphere.—India Docks, extensive docks in London for the accommodation of vessels engaged in the West and East India trade; India ink (see Ink); India Office, a government office in London, where are managed the affairs of the Indian government; India paper, a thin yellowish printing-paper made in China and Japan from vegetable fibre, and used in taking the finest proofs from engraved plates—hence called India proofs; India shawl, a Cashmere shawl.—East India Company, a great chartered company formed for trading with India and the East Indies, more especially applied to the English Company, incorporated in 1600 and abolished in 1858; East Indian, an inhabitant or a native of the East Indies; Red Indian, one of the aborigines of America, so called from the colour of the skin—(coll.) in U.S. Injen, Injun; West Indian, a native or an inhabitant of the West Indies. [L. IndiaIndus (Gr. Indos), the Indus (Pers. Hind. Hind; Zend Hindu)—Sans. sindhu, a river.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2665

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4519

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Nouns Frequency: #2482

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Indian' in Adjectives Frequency: #358

How to pronounce Indian?

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How to say Indian in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indian in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Indian in a Sentence

  1. Rachel Blanchard:

    Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.

  2. Bob Ross:

    Lets add some Indian Red

  3. Makoto Noji:

    Considering that emerging economies, from the Indian rupee to the Chilean peso, have been a source of concern for the world economy, their recovery is positive for both emerging economies as well as risk assets as a whole, yet, there is no structural change in China's efforts to cut excessive investments... We should be wary of the possibility that the rally in risk assets driven by easing expectations of a Fed rate hike will run out of steam.

  4. Honda Motor Co:

    The Indian market is contracting at a very rapid rate, i must say, we are struggling there.

  5. Kamla Bhai:

    We are here to demand our rights from both the Indian government and Union Carbide, we lost our children, we lost our husbands, we lost our mothers, we lost our fathers, yet we have been ignored by the government and cheated by the corporate for the last thirty years. Their treatment has been shameful.

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