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 Indiannoun

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

  2. Indiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of India

  3. Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, Indianadjective

    any of the languages spoken by Amerindians

  4. Indianadjective

    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 Americanadjective

    of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages

    "Native American religions"; "Indian arrowheads"

Wiktionary

  1. Indiannoun

    Person from India.

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

  2. Indiannoun

    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. Indiannoun

    An Australian Aborigine.

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

  4. Indiannoun

    A Maori.

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

  5. Indiannoun

    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. Indianadjective

    Of or relating to India or its people.

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

  7. Indianadjective

    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. Indiannoun

    Any language spoken by Indians.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indianadjective

    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. Indianadjective

    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. Indianadjective

    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. Indiannoun

    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. Indiannoun

    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.]

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    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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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. Louise Martin:

    Commonwealth Games Federation shall advise Vikram Singh Sisodia, Namdev Shirgaonker and Ravinder Chaudhry that any further infractions by any member of the Indian team of the' no-needle' policy could result in the withdrawal of accreditation of the offending person.

  2. Libyan Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi:

    We mainly asked the designation of the ship, we spoke with members of the Indian Mission and gave them the letter we sent to the sanctions committee.

  3. Nicole Davis:

    We also found a disparity in American Indian Alaskan native women, and American Indian Alaskan was 2.5 times as high as white women.

  4. Melanie Benjamin:

    Native American did bring up that whole issue about that( Pocahontas) label, and my advice to Native American -- and I used an example -- is that in Indian country, Native American tribes are very community-oriented, native American tribes are those types of people where Native American tribes will embrace you as part of Native American tribes community and then Native American tribes will recognize you as Native American tribes community from there on.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Here's the interesting conversation between the Police Officer and one Indian Engineer who had gone to the police station to report his missing wife.: 'Officer, looks like I have lost my wife. She had gone to the mall yesterday for shopping and has not come home yet.' Okay, what's her height?' 'I've never noticed...maybe 4 to 5 feet?' 'Is she thin?' 'Not thin...may be healthy' 'Color of her eyes?' 'Not sure....maybe black?' 'Color of her hair?' 'Not sure. It keeps on changing.' 'What was she wearing?' 'Maybe Saree or Jeans....or Salwar Kameez?' 'Was she driving a car?' 'Yes!' 'Good! Then tell me the details like plate number, make, model and color of your car.' 'Officer, she has taken my favorite The BMW M135i, which is the top-of-the-range version of the BMW 1 Series. Color is Steel Grey and Plate number SRI 420. My beautiful BMW...she is such a distinctively dynamic vehicle produced by the BMW M GmbH. She's positioned between the most powerful BMW series production models and thoroughbred BMW M vehicles with noticeably higher performance than the previously most powerful engines of any BMW series and have M-specific characteristics in terms of suspension setting and visual appearance, though without any limitations in terms of suitability for everyday use. The heart of my new BMW M135i is her straight six-cylinder gasoline engine with Twin Scroll Turbo technology, Valvetronic, Double VANOS and High Precision Injection. She delivers 235 kW/320 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, power transfer being enabled by her six-speed manual transmission fitted as standard. I know that my BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds (and when automatic, it's 4.9 seconds) to reach a top speed of 250 km/h – that's because that's the top limit permitted by the vehicle's electronic speed control system. Her average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle was found to be 8.0 liters/100 km, and the CO2 emissions level was 188 grams per kilometer. The exclusive power train also features a customized cooling system, M performance control and engine sound tuning, plus a newly developed six-speed manual transmission with dry sump lubrication. She also has a dynamic eight-speed automatic sports transmission with gearshift paddles integrated in the steering wheel included as an option. Please find her as soon as you can. I miss her so much.' ' Wow! That really helps. Your details are awesome, and your memory is absolutely amazing. Please stop crying. We'll search for your car right away, and find her asap.... and maybe we'll find your wife as well.' The End.

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