What does european mean?

Definitions for european
ˌyʊər əˈpi ən, ˌyɜr-eu·ro·pean

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Europeanadjective

    a native or inhabitant of Europe

  2. Europeanadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe

    "European Community"


  1. Europeannoun

    Person living or originating from Europe.

  2. Europeannoun

    Person who resides within the European Union.

  3. Europeanadjective

    Related to Europe or the European Union.

  4. Etymology: From Européen, viâ europaeus, ultimately from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Europeanadjective

    Belonging to Europe.

    Etymology: europæus, Latin.

    Mean while the Spaniards in America,
    Near to the line the sun approaching saw,
    And hop’d their European coasts to find
    Clear’d from our ships by the autumnal wind. Edmund Waller.

    What was the waste of war, what fierce alarms
    Shook Asia’s crown with European arms! John Dryden, Æn.

    He alone defy’d
    The European thrones combin’d, and still
    Had set at nought their machinations vain. Phillips.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Europeanadjective

    of or pertaining to Europe, or to its inhabitants

  2. Europeannoun

    a native or an inhabitant of Europe

  3. Etymology: [L. europeaus, Gr. , fr. Gr. (L. europa.)]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. European

    ū-ro-pē′an, adj. belonging to Europe.—n. a native or inhabitant of Europe.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. european

    An inhabitant of New York City.

Editors Contribution

  1. European

    Of or relating to europe.

    Europe is a group of countries.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'european' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #456

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'european' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1075

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'european' in Nouns Frequency: #2268

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'european' in Adjectives Frequency: #53

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of european in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of european in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of european in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Michael O'Leary:

    Boeing are telling us at the moment they expect to be back flying by the end of September, i think it will fly before the end of this year. I am not sure they will meet the end of September date, but I take comfort from the fact that it seems that now the American, European, Brazilian and Canadian regulators are working together.

  2. Matteo Salvini:

    At a time when European Union institutions are fragile and changing significantly, Italy wants to be the first, most solid, valid, credible and coherent partner for the United States.

  3. Iris Ploeger:

    When it comes to chip design, Europe is dangerously dependent on other regions, european sovereignty for semiconductors is important in order to be able to react more flexibly to disruptions in supply chains and to changes in consumption patterns.

  4. French Finance Minister Michel Sapin:

    The G7 did not talk about a Plan B to respond to what would happen if Britain left the European Union, we talked about ways to help Britain stay in the EU.

  5. Enrico Vaccari:

    Shares in Europe are seeing a partial recovery, but volumes are low as caution remains following last week's uncertain message from the Federal Reserve, european markets trade at a discount to the U.S. and this in the medium term should convince investors to buy.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. handsome
    • B. urban
    • C. blistering
    • D. hatched

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