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.

  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

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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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. Matteo Salvini:

    You( Lifeline) did a show of strength by contravening the indications of the Italian and Libyan coast guard. Now, you'll carry this human load to the Netherlands.

  2. John Kobal:

    I’m Italian, so I made it a point to cook up a big pot of spaghetti for her, she had a physical therapist come in every day, but no one had thought about food. So she was very taken with that. She said, ‘My neighbors would never have done this for me.’ So I was just happy to help out.

  3. Katharine Hepburn:

    The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.

  4. Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni:

    We have been in contact with Baghdad for many weeks, and the Italian forces will be deployed to defend the work site in agreement with the coalition.

  5. Fabrizio Pagani:

    We have decided to press on with the privatisation even in a post-Brexit scenario because we believe in the value of the group and in the attractiveness of Italian capital markets.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. disguise
    • B. scrutiny
    • C. assortment
    • D. deterioration

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