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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  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

How to pronounce Italian?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Zhou Xiachuan:

    We continue to buy stakes in Italian companies, but now we're careful to remain below the 2 percent threshold so that we're not obliged to disclose them.

  2. Rosy Bindi:

    Italian electors are able to make up their minds.

  3. Mario Balotelli:

    I am not saying that I am different to the other players who receive the same abuse, the same monkey noises, but the problem is that I am Italian.

  4. Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan:

    There is no specific concern for the Italian banks, but only a study to identify best practice in the management of non-performing loans.

  5. Gorden Isler:

    After more than two years of intensive cooperation with the Italian and Dutch authorities, this procedure is completely incomprehensible.

Images & Illustrations of Italian

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