Definition of Hindu

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India.

Exact synonyms: Hindoo, Hindustani
Group relationships: Hindustan
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic
Specialized synonyms: Brahman, Brahmin, Kshatriya, Rajpoot, Rajput, Shudra, Sudra, Vaisya
Derivative terms: Hindoo, Hindustani



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or supporting Hinduism. "The Hindu faith"
Exact synonyms: Hindi, Hindoo
Derivative terms: Hindi, Hindoo, Hindoo
Partainyms: Hinduism, Hinduism, Hinduism

3. Noun. A person who adheres to Hinduism.
Exact synonyms: Hindoo
Group relationships: Hindooism, Hinduism
Generic synonyms: Religious Person
Specialized synonyms: Swami, Chela, Hare Krishna, Shaktist, Shivaist, Vaishnava, Saddhu, Sadhu, Sannyasi, Sannyasin, Sanyasi
Derivative terms: Hindoo

Definition of Hindu

1. n. Same as Hindoo.

Definition of Hindu

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to Hinduism, or to Hindus and their culture. ¹

2. Proper noun. An origin of many religions including Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism. ¹

3. Noun. A person adhering to the Hindu religion (Hinduism). ¹

4. Noun. (dated) Any native inhabitant of Hindustan, especially one of the Dravidian or Aryan races. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Hindu Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hindu

Hindemith
Hindenburg
Hindi
Hindi-Urdu
Hindia
Hindian
Hindley's screw
Hindoo
Hindooism
Hindoos
Hindoostanee
Hindoostanees
Hindoostani
Hindostan
Hindostani
Hindu
Hindu-Arabic numeral
Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush Mountains
Hindu calendar
Hindu calendar month
Hindu deity
Hindu numeral
Hinduism
Hinduisms
Hinduistic
Hinduistically
Hinduphobia
Hindus
Hindustan

Literary usage of Hindu

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1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Akbar pursued his policy of conciliation towards all the hindu States. He also took care to provide a career for the lesser ..."

2. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"When Christian and hindu thought first came into contact in India, ... The outward reason why the hindu at first contact with Christianity failed to ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1826)
"Elements of hindu Law, referable to British Judicature in India. ... Is the hindu required to protect and cherish those dependent upon him ? ..."

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