What does ethnic mean?

Definitions for ethnic
ˈɛθ nɪketh·nic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethnicadjective

    a person who is a member of an ethnic group

  2. cultural, ethnic, ethnicaladjective

    denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

    "influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy; "ethnic food"

  3. heathen, heathenish, pagan, ethnicadjective

    not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

GCIDE

  1. Ethnicnoun

    a member of an ethnic group.

Wiktionary

  1. ethnicnoun

    An ethnic person, notably said when a foreigner or member of an immigrant community

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  2. ethnicnoun

    An ethnic minority

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  3. ethnicnoun

    A heathen, a pagan

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  4. ethnicadjective

    Of or relating to a group of people having common racial, national, religious or cultural origins.

    There are many ethnic Indonesians in the Netherlands

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  5. ethnicadjective

    Belonging to a foreign culture.

    I like to eat ethnic food

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

  6. ethnicadjective

    Heathen, not Judeo-Christian.

    Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ethnicadjective

    alt. of Ethnical

  2. Ethnicnoun

    a heathen; a pagan

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ethnic

    -al, eth′nik, -al, adj. concerning nations or races: pertaining to the heathen.—ns. Eth′nic, a heathen; Eth′nicism, heathenism; Ethnog′rapher.—adj. Ethnograph′ic.—n. Ethnog′raphy, the scientific description of the races of the earth.—adj. Ethnolog′ical.—adv. Ethnolog′ically.—ns. Ethnol′ogist; Ethnol′ogy, the science that treats of the varieties of the human race. [L.,—Gr. ethnos, a nation; Gr. graphē, writing, logia, discourse.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ethnic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3961

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ethnic' in Adjectives Frequency: #533

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethnic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethnic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ethnic in a Sentence

  1. Med Jones:

    History teaches us that people from different religions and ethnic groups can be united around one economic goal; equality and prosperity for all. We saw that in the rise of the communist USSR. When the economic policies of the USSR failed, ethnic and national divisions took the forefront and the USSR's was dissolved. That could happen to the US if we are hit by hyperinflation or currency collapse. No country is above the socioeconomic laws, US included.

  2. Chen Forng-Shean:

    Rice gives nourishment to the proverbial belly of the ethnic Chinese people. I used rice (as a medium) to encourage Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ing-wen, hoping that she can take care of the common people, so they don't need to endure hunger, and improve their financial situation.

  3. President Putin:

    Not always -- well, haven't presidents been killed in President Putin ? have you forgotten about -- well, has Kennedy been killed in Russia or in President Putin ? Or Mr. King ? What -- and what happens to the clashes between police and, well, civil society, and some -- several ethnic groups ? Well, that's something that happens on the President Putin soil. All of us have our own set of domestic problems.

  4. Nikki Haley:

    Because there was literal name-calling going on in the election cycle, even with students less politically engaged, that strong language and the harsher crassness of the rhetoric may have had a more broad effect on these students. it's not just along ethnic and racial discrimination lines.

  5. Nsengiyumva Pierre Claver:

    The rules in this deadly game now can change so easily, because the ruling party is really using the last card they have to use -- to go back to ethnic confrontation.

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