What does arab mean?

Definitions for arabˈær əb

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arab, Arabian(noun)

    a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa

  2. Arabian, Arab(noun)

    a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia


  1. Arab(Noun)

    A Semitic person, whose antecedents were from Arabia

  2. Arab(Noun)

    A member of an Arabic-speaking community

  3. Arab(Noun)

    A particular breed of horse.

  4. Arab(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to Arabs and their nations

  5. Origin: From عرب "Arabs" or عربي "Arab" (adjective), "Arabic".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arab(noun)

    one of a swarthy race occupying Arabia, and numerous in Syria, Northern Africa, etc

  2. Origin: [Prob. ultimately fr. Heb. arabah a desert, the name employed, in the Old Testament, to denote the valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea. Ar. Arab, Heb. arabi, arbi, arbim: cf. F. Arabe, L. Arabs, Gr. .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arab

    ar′ab, n. a native of Arabia: an Arab horse, noted for its gracefulness and speed: a neglected or homeless boy or girl—usually Street or City Arab.—adj. of or belonging to Arabia.—adj. Arāb′ian, relating to Arabia.—n. a native of Arabia.—adj. Ar′abic, relating to Arabia, or to its language.—n. the language of Arabia.—ns. Ar′abism, an Arabic idiom; Ar′abist, one skilled in the Arabic language or literature; Ar′aby, a poetical form of Arabia. [L. Arabs, Arab-em—Gr. Araps.]

Editors Contribution

  1. arab

    A citizen, inhabitant or native of an arabic speaking country.

    An important and unifying characteristic of Arabs is a common language - arabic which is a semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic Family.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arab' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4040

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arab' in Adjectives Frequency: #555

Anagrams for arab »

  1. abra, Abra

  2. Abra


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arab in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John McCain:

    Obama is an Arab.

  2. Fawaz Gerges:

    Their conflict is playing out on Arab streets big time.

  3. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi:

    The need for a unified Arab force is growing and becoming more pressing every day.

  4. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:

    The Americans and our Arab partners must think well: do they want a permanent war?

  5. Dina Kawar:

    We will be doing what the Palestinians want and in conformity with the Arab League.

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