What does republican mean?

Definitions for republican
rɪˈpʌb lɪ kənre·pub·li·can

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word republican.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Republicannoun

    a member of the Republican Party

  2. republicannoun

    an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)

  3. Republican, Republican Riveradjective

    a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas

  4. republicanadjective

    relating to or belonging to the Republican Party

    "a Republican senator"; "Republican party politics"

  5. republicanadjective

    having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government

    "the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"- United States Constitution; "a very republican notion"; "so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"- Philip Marsh; "our republican and artistic simplicity"-Nathaniel Hawthorne


  1. republicannoun

    Someone who favors a republic as a form of government.

  2. republicanadjective

    Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government.

  3. republicanadjective

    Of or belonging to a republic.

  4. Republicannoun

    An Irish nationalist; a proponent of a united Ireland.

  5. Republicannoun

    A supporter of the government or left-wing side in the Spanish Civil War.

  6. Republicannoun

    A member or supporter of the Republican Party of the United States

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Republicanadjective

    Placing the government in the people.

    Etymology: from republick.

  2. Republicannoun

    One who thinks a commonwealth without monarchy the best government.

    Etymology: from republick.

    These people are more happy in imagination than the rest of their neighbours, because they think themselves so; though such a chimerical happiness is not peculiar to republicans. Add.


  1. republican

    A Republican is a member or supporter of the Republican Party, one of the two major political parties in the United States, typically associated with right-leaning or conservative ideologies. Key principles often include limited government, free-market capitalism, and strong national defense. It may also refer to someone who supports a republican form of government, characterized by a political system where power rests with the citizens who elect representatives to exercise that power, as opposed to a monarchy. However, the specific policies and philosophies can vary by country and individual.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Republicanadjective

    of or pertaining to a republic

  2. Republicanadjective

    consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners

  3. Republicannoun

    one who favors or prefers a republican form of government

  4. Republicannoun

    a member of the Republican party

  5. Republicannoun

    the American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together

  6. Republicannoun

    a South African weaver bird (Philetaerus socius). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw

  7. Etymology: [F. rpublicain.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'republican' in Nouns Frequency: #2102

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of republican in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of republican in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of republican in a Sentence

  1. Frederick Douglass:

    I knew that however bad the Republican party was, the Democratic party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored mans cause than those of the Democratic party.

  2. Mitch Daniels:

    Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun embodied all we can hope for in our leaders : brilliance of mind, purity of motive, stainless in character, tireless in the pursuit of duty. Incomparably knowledgeable about the world, Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun was first and always a patriot, utterly dedicated to the security and wellbeing of Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun fellow Americans, indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun voice is now silent, but Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun is still with us. Indianapolis is a thriving and vibrant city because of Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun. The world is safer from nuclear danger because of Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun. And so many of us, while falling far short of the standards Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun set, are vastly better people because of Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun.

  3. Andrew Gillum:

    Donald Trump is weak, and Republican Ron DeSantis performs as all weak people do : they become bullies and Republican Ron DeSantis is Republican Ron DeSantis acolyte. Republican Ron DeSantis's trying out to be the Donald Trump apprentice at every turn. Republican Ron DeSantis's tweeting at Republican Ron DeSantis and Republican Ron DeSantis's talking to Republican Ron DeSantis. Republican Ron DeSantis's showing up. Republican Ron DeSantis's complimenting Republican Ron DeSantis.

  4. Trent Franks:

    The allegations and repercussions are coming at a rapid clip, as the post-Weinstein reckoning rips through Congress. On Thursday, Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken said Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken was stepping down after multiple women accused Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken of sexual misconduct. In Franken’s case, three-dozen members of Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken own party demanded Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken leave. Later that night, Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks announced Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks would resign, reportedly following a backlash for asking two female staffers to be a surrogate to bear Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks child. Rep. Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks resignation after it came to light Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks discussed surrogacy with two subordinates I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Now, fearful about Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter reelection, Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter's becoming more unhinged, republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter wants a campaign on Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter terms. Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter imagines that this tactic will allow Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter to pick Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter opponent and face only the candidates Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter thinks Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter can beat.

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