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
a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
A Semitic person, whose antecedents were from Arabia
A member of an Arabic-speaking community
A particular breed of horse.
of or pertaining to Arabs and their nations
Origin: From عرب "Arabs" or عربي "Arab" (adjective), "Arabic".
one of a swarthy race occupying Arabia, and numerous in Syria, Northern Africa, etc
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
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.]
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'arab' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4040
Rank popularity for the word 'arab' in Adjectives Frequency: #555
The numerical value of arab in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of arab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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Obama is an Arab.
Their conflict is playing out on Arab streets big time.
The need for a unified Arab force is growing and becoming more pressing every day.
The Americans and our Arab partners must think well: do they want a permanent war?
We will be doing what the Palestinians want and in conformity with the Arab League.
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