What does Republican mean?

Definitions for Republican
rɪˈpʌb lɪ kənRe·pub·li·can

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Republican.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Republicannoun

    a member of the Republican Party

  2. republicannoun

    an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)

  3. Republican, Republican Riveradjective

    a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas

  4. republicanadjective

    relating to or belonging to the Republican Party

    "a Republican senator"; "Republican party politics"

  5. republicanadjective

    having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government

    "the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"- United States Constitution; "a very republican notion"; "so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"- Philip Marsh; "our republican and artistic simplicity"-Nathaniel Hawthorne


  1. republicannoun

    Someone who favors a republic as a form of government.

  2. republicanadjective

    Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government.

  3. republicanadjective

    Of or belonging to a republic.

  4. Republicannoun

    An Irish nationalist; a proponent of a united Ireland.

  5. Republicannoun

    A supporter of the government or left-wing side in the Spanish Civil War.

  6. Republicannoun

    A member or supporter of the Republican Party of the United States

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Republicanadjective

    Placing the government in the people.

    Etymology: from republick.

  2. Republicannoun

    One who thinks a commonwealth without monarchy the best government.

    Etymology: from republick.

    These people are more happy in imagination than the rest of their neighbours, because they think themselves so; though such a chimerical happiness is not peculiar to republicans. Add.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Republicanadjective

    of or pertaining to a republic

  2. Republicanadjective

    consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners

  3. Republicannoun

    one who favors or prefers a republican form of government

  4. Republicannoun

    a member of the Republican party

  5. Republicannoun

    the American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together

  6. Republicannoun

    a South African weaver bird (Philetaerus socius). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw

  7. Etymology: [F. rpublicain.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Republican' in Nouns Frequency: #2102

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Republican in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Republican in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Republican in a Sentence

  1. Kim Reynolds:

    Republican governors across America are leading the charge in defending liberty and security unmatched economic prosperity in our states, the Biden administration is governing from the far-left, ignoring the problems of working-class Americans while pushing an agenda that stifles free speech, free though, and economic freedom. The American people have had enough, but there is an alternative, and that’s what I look forward to on Tuesday evening.

  2. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    I think we'll have a bigger conversation first within the Republican Party, then with the American people about what's the proper role of the federal government, i do hope that Common Core will be one more, one more reason for us to have this bigger debate, this bigger conversation about the proper role of the federal government in local education.

  3. Gail Ernst:

    I didn't want to share Republican Senate with anybody, and in the era of #MeToo survivors, I always believed that every person is different and they will confront their demons when they're ready, and I was not ready.

  4. Elise Stefanik:

    To go from 13 to nearly 50 Republican women in two cycles is a huge, huge victory, and shame on the mainstream media for smearing this effort and saying it wasn’t possible.

  5. Carrie Severino:

    Thirty years ago, a different Republican Senate rejected Senator Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship. In doing so, that Senate affirmed that there can be no compromise with racism; no negotiation with hate. Today, a new Republican Senate must decide whether self-interest and political cowardice will prevent them from once again doing what is right.

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