What does hispanic mean?

Definitions for hispanic
hɪˈspæn ɪkhis·pan·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Spanish American, Hispanic American, Hispanicadjective

    an American whose first language is Spanish

  2. Hispanic, Latinoadjective

    related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture

    "the Hispanic population of California is growing rapidly"


  1. Hispanicnoun

    A Spanish-speaking person.

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  2. Hispanicnoun

    A person residing in the United States, Latin America or worldwide of Spanish ancestry

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  3. Hispanicnoun

    a mestizo.

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  4. Hispanicadjective

    Of or relating to Spain

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  5. Hispanicadjective

    Of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture, as in Latin America.

    Houses in New Mexico, California and Florida exhibit a strong Hispanic architectural influence.

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  6. Hispanicadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Iberian peninsula, its people, its culture or its languages.

    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

  7. Hispanicadjective


    Etymology: From Hispania the name for present-day Spain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hispanicadjective

    of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words

    Etymology: [L. Hispanicus.]


  1. Hispanic

    Hispanic is an ethnonym that denotes a relationship to Spain or, in some definitions, to ancient Hispania, which comprised the Iberian Peninsula including the modern states of Andorra, Portugal, and Spain and the British Crown Dependency of Gibraltar. Today, organizations in the United States use the term as a broad catch all to refer to persons with a historical and cultural relationship either with Spain and Portugal or only with Spain, regardless of race. However, in the eyes of the US Census Bureau, Hispanics or Latinos can be of any race, any ancestry, or any country of origin. The term is more broadly used to refer to the culture, peoples, or nations with a historical link to Spain. The term is commonly applied to those countries which were once colonized by Spain, particularly the countries of Latin America which were colonized by Spain. It could be argued that the term cannot be applied to all Spanish speaking cultures/countries as the historical roots of the word specifically pertain to the Iberian region. It is also difficult to label a culture with one term, such as Hispanic, as the customs, traditions, beliefs and art forms widely vary depending on country and even within the regions of said country. The Spanish and Portuguese cultures are the main cultural element shared by Hispanic peoples.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hispanic

    his-pan′ik, adj. Spanish.—adv. Hispan′ically.—vs.t. Hispan′icise, Hispan′iolise, to render Spanish.—n. Hispan′icism, a Spanish phrase. [L. Hispania, Spain.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hispanic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hispanic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hispanic in a Sentence

  1. American Civil Liberties Union:

    This is important because it shows that Hofeller's work formed the basis for DOJ's request to add the citizenship question, the bottom line is the Trump administration doesn't deny that portions of its first draft of a request to add a citizenship question to the census were written by Thomas Hofeller, who advocated for the question because it would be, in Thomas Hofeller own words,' advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites,'.

  2. Carlos Curbelo:

    I don't see any serious plan or strategy to grow the party in urban America, and I see very limited effort to grow the party among the Hispanic community which was a major priority during the George W. Bush years and even afterwards during the Obama presidency. That is now virtually non-existent.

  3. Joe Biden:

    How far is it from Trump's saying this 'is an invasion' to the shooter in El Paso declaring 'his attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas?' Not far at all.

  4. Elicia Horton:

    Even though being an Hispanic and all the backfire that's come on Donald Trump, I'm really interested to see what he's going to do 'cause he just has a whole different perspective on business and the economy.

  5. Sarah Palin:

    It's a benefit of Jeb Bush to be able to be so fluent in Spanish, because we have a large and wonderful Hispanic population that is helping to build America.

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