Definition of Indian

1. Noun. A member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures. "Indian saris"
Partainyms: India
Derivative terms: India

3. Noun. A native or inhabitant of India.

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages. "Indian arrowheads"

5. Noun. Any of the languages spoken by Amerindians.

Definition of Indian

1. a. Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies.

2. n. A native or inhabitant of India.

Definition of Indian

1. Adjective. Of or relating to India or its people. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of the Americas (but not the Aleut, Inuit, Metis, or Yupik). ¹

3. Noun. Person from India. ¹

4. Noun. A member of one of the indigenous peoples of the Americas (but not a member of the Aleut, Inuit, Metis, or Yupik). ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) An Australian Aborigine. ¹

6. Noun. (obsolete) A Maori. ¹

7. Noun. (British) An Indian meal. ¹

8. Proper noun. (nonstandard) Any language spoken by Indians. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Indian

1. 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies. 2. Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk. 3. Made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like. Indian bay, an American plant of the genus Arisaema. A. Triphyllum has a wrinkled farinaceous root resembling a small turnip, but with a very acrid juice. See Jack in the Pulpit, and Wake-robin. Indian wheat, maize or Indian corn. Indian yellow. An intense rich yellow colour, deeper than gamboge but less pure than cadmium. See Euxanthin. Origin: From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. Sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. Hindoo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Indian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indian

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indexes
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indialite
indian (current term)
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indicants

Literary usage of Indian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Outlook 110:484-5 Je 30 '15 indians of North America indian day. ... Outlook 111:591-2 N 10 '15 Fiction Yellow Pine; a story of early western indian days. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"USES OF ALLOTTED indian LANDS ADDRESS OF MR. 0. H. LIl'I'S , What use is the indian making of his land? This is a question an indian agent is called upon to ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Among his crosses were the following: indian Game X Light Brahma. indian Game X Houdan. indian Game X Golden Wyandotte. indian Game X Buff Cochin. ..."

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