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. Italian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Italy

  2. Italian(adj)

    the Romance language spoken in Italy

  3. Italian(adj)

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

    "Italian cooking"

Wiktionary

  1. Italian(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Italianus, from Italia

  2. Italian(Adjective)

    Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.

    Etymology: Italianus, from Italia

  3. Italian(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: Italianus, from Italia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Italian(adj)

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

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

  2. Italian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Italy

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

  3. Italian(noun)

    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

How to pronounce Italian?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Italian in sign language?

  1. italian

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. Andrew Cuomo:

    I understand the feelings about Christopher Columbus and some of his acts, which nobody would support, but the statue has come to represent and signify appreciation for the Italian-American contribution to New York.

  2. Di Maio:

    This is a very important day for us, a day when Made-in-Italy has won, Italy has won and Italian companies have won.

  3. Michael Franzese:

    Things you were able to make money on aren't available anymore, they don't have the same unions. There aren't the same card games and runners. Neighborhoods have dried up with a lot of the Italian dominance we once had.

  4. Sergio Mattarella:

    The uncertainty over our position in the euro alarmed Italian and foreign investors.

  5. 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.

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