What does Italian mean?

Definitions for Italian
ɪˈtæl yənital·ian

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Italian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Italiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Italy

  2. Italianadjective

    the Romance language spoken in Italy

  3. Italianadjective

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language

    "Italian cooking"


  1. Italiannoun

    An inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent.

  2. Italianadjective

    Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.

  3. Italiannoun

    The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland.

  4. Etymology: Italianus, from Italia


  1. italian

    Italian can refer to: 1. A person who is from, or a citizen of Italy, a country in southern Europe. 2. The Romance language spoken mainly in Italy and some regions of Switzerland, San Marino, and the Vatican City. 3. Something relating to or characteristic of Italy, including its culture, customs, traditions, cuisine, fashion, art, and music.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Italianadjective

    of or pertaining to Italy, or to its people or language

  2. Italiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Italy

  3. Italiannoun

    the language used in Italy, or by the Italians

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. italien, It. italiano. Cf. Italic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Italian

    i-tal′yan, Italic, i-tal′ik, adj. of or relating to Italy or its people.—n. a native of Italy: the language of Italy.—vs.t. Ital′ianate, Ital′ianise, to make Italian.—vs.i. to play the Italian: to speak Italian.—n. Ital′ianism.—Italian architecture, the style practised by the Italian architects of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, which originated in a revival of the ancient architecture of Rome; Italian warehouseman, a dealer in the finer kinds of groceries, as macaroni, vermicelli, dried fruits, &c.—Italic version, or It′ala, a translation of the Bible into Latin, based on a still older version, called Old Latin, and made probably in the time of Augustine. [It. Italiano, Italico—L. Italia—Gr. italos, a bull.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Italian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2516

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Italian' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4668

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Italian' in Nouns Frequency: #2306

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Italian' in Adjectives Frequency: #336

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Italian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Italian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Italian in a Sentence

  1. Sea Watch spokesman Ruben Neugebauer:

    We have the capacity to take them on board, but we will only do so if there is a written statement by Italian authorities that we will be able to disembark them within 36 hours, we cannot go to Spain.

  2. Infrastructure Minister Graziano Delrio:

    Prosecutor Salvi has made two arrests this evening of persons involved, that shows the Italian justice is working.

  3. Photographer Valerio Bispuri:

    I was saved by an Italian inmate who grabbed me just in time, i often think of how he saved my life.

  4. Danilo Toninelli:

    We will assume the humanitarian generosity and responsibility to save these people and take them onto Italian coastguard ships.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.

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