What does asian mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Asian, Asiatic(adj)

    a native or inhabitant of Asia

  2. Asian, Asiatic(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture

    "Asian countries"


  1. Asian(Adjective)

    Of, relating to or from Asia.

  2. Asian(Noun)

    A person from Asia.

    Etymology: From Latin āsiānus.

  3. Asian(Noun)

    A person with Asian ancestry. A person from or with ancestry in East or Southeast Asia. A person from or with ancestry in the Indian subcontinent.

    Were there Taliban beheading people? I didn't tell my parents, but I flinched if an Asian-looking man came close.

    Etymology: From Latin āsiānus.

  4. Asian(Noun)

    A domestic cat of a breed similar to the Burmese.

    Etymology: From Latin āsiānus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Asia; Asiatic

    Etymology: [L. Asianus, Gr. , fr. , L. Asia.]

  2. Asian(noun)

    an Asiatic

    Etymology: [L. Asianus, Gr. , fr. , L. Asia.]


  1. Asian

    Asian people or Asiatic people is a term that has multiple meanings, it is usually used as reference to people who descend from a portion of Asia's population. There are varieties of definition and geographical data presented by organizations and individuals for classifying the Asian people.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Asian

    āzh′yan, or āsh′i-an, Asiatic, ā-zhi-at′ik, or āsh-i-at′ik, adj. belonging to Asia: florid in literature or art.—n. Asiat′icism, imitation of Asiatic or Eastern manners.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'asian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4624

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'asian' in Adjectives Frequency: #625

How to pronounce asian?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say asian in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of asian in a Sentence

  1. Egil Juliussen:

    There's data about the car, and then there's also data about the service - how many customers drivers have, what's the average mileage, where the rides are concentrated, having that picture in all the major (Southeast Asian) cities, that becomes very valuable.

  2. Binay Chandgothia:

    The anticipated potential boost to Hong Kong’s economy from relocated jobs will not materialize now, as far as the China strategy goes, the relocation decision would really not impact it much. Their Asian headquarters remain in Hong Kong so HSBC can easily continue to execute as in the past.

  3. Qi Gao:

    A recovery in China, modest rise in oil prices, freezing of the Fed funds rate and a large size of QE or QQE by the ECB and BOJ could send Asian currencies higher. But it does not seem possible in the first half.

  4. Yukong Zhao:

    There is a lot of discrimination, and it hurts not just Asian-Americans, it hurts the whole country.

  5. Thomas Chouvenc:

    When I give them a choice between the two females, [the male Asian termite] actually prefers the female of the other species, he completely ignores his own species.

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