What does Italian mean?

Definitions for Italian
ɪˈtæl yənItal·ian

Here are all the possible meanings 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"

Wiktionary

  1. Italiannoun

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

    Etymology: Italianus, from Italia

  2. Italianadjective

    Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.

    Etymology: Italianus, from Italia

  3. Italiannoun

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

    Etymology: Italianus, from Italia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Italianadjective

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

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

  2. Italiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Italy

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

  3. Italiannoun

    the language used in Italy, or by the Italians

    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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Numerology

  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. French President Francois Hollande:

    There are already partnerships, but the idea is to have champions at a European level, in particular in some of the sectors of the future, i am thinking about renewable energy...and the shipping industry...and probably also in the defence industry there could be cooperation between French and Italian companies...This is also true for telecommunications if we want to have weight in this market.

  2. Alexander Zverev:

    I'm young, so I might as well stay on court and practise a little bit, it's the best, a five-set match. It is the first time Alexander Zverev has reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam and Alexander Zverev will face Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem, who beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-0 5-7 6-4. Nishikori took his only break point opportunity to claim the third set but Thiem, twice Roland Garros semi-finalist, regained control in the fourth. Former champion Novak Djokovic never looked in trouble as he booked a 12th quarter-final appearance in Paris with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco. French Open runner-up Madison Keys advanced to the last eight without dropping a set, defeating Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-1 6-4. Up next for Keys is Kazakh Yulia Putintseva, who upset 26th seed Czech Barbora Strycova 6-4 6-3. American Stephens sprinted past Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-2 6-0 to set up a potential semi-final meeting with Keys, whom Anett Kontaveit beat in last year's U.S. Open final. Highlights from day eight( all times GMT :. Play was suspended due to fading light, with Russian Daria Kasatkina leading 7-6( 5) 3-3 against second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki. Zverev's days of living dangerously go on. Roland Garros ready for' legendary' match against Zverev in Paris. Djokovic tames Verdasco to reach last eight. Italian Cecchinato upsets Goffin to reach last eight. American Stephens and Keys on collision course after overcoming French Open hump. Alexander Zverev rocks on by living on the edge. Keys enjoys Sunday stroll into French quarters. Djokovic douses Verdasco fire, unhappy with courts. Impressive Thiem downs Nishikori to set up Alexander Zverev clash. Serena and Sharapova ready to sharpen the edge. Impressive Putintseva stuns Czech Barbora Strycova 6-4 6-3 to reach Paris quarters. Italian Marco Cecchinato, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this week, beat eighth-seeded Belgian David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-0 6-3 to reach Grand Slam first major quarter-final. At world number 72, Marco Cecchinato becomes the lowest-ranked man to reach the last eight in Paris since Latvian Ernests Gulbis( ranked 80) in 2008. He will next face 2016 champion Novak Djokovic for a place in the final four.

  3. Gianluca Cattaneo:

    If convicted, he faces a minimum of 21 years in prison. Meanwhile, Cattaneo and his supporters are arguing that the chef acted in self-defense. A friend of Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister, is even arranging to pay for Cattaneo’s legal bills. Another group, led by Italian politician Matteo Salvini, is calling for lawmakers to amend self-defense laws in response to the incident. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS A dead man is never good news, but the Italian citizens stand by Mario Cattaneo, Salvini wrote in a tweet on Sunday. No judge can convict him. Cattaneo was reportedly re-opened on Sunday, but his son says the family is still reeling from the incident. We've re-opened, because one needs to start over, go forward, but our morale is very low.

  4. Jasper Lawler:

    The Italian bank rescue fund has surpassed expectations that it might get watered down in the final hours of negotiations, top Italian banks are already seeing the benefit of their investment into the fund that will be used to bail out smaller banks via the increase in their share price.

  5. Pope Francis:

    May the example of the four Italian saints help the dear Italian people to rekindle the spirit of collaboration and harmony for the public good, and to look to the future with hope.

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