Definition of Hawaiian

1. Noun. The Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii.

Generic synonyms: Eastern Malayo-polynesian, Oceanic
Geographical relationships: Aloha State, Hawai'i, Hawaii, Hi

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the state or island of Hawaii or to the people or culture or language.
Partainyms: Hawaii, Hawaii
Derivative terms: Hawaii, Hawaii

3. Noun. A native or resident of Hawaii.
Generic synonyms: American
Specialized synonyms: Native Hawaiian

Definition of Hawaiian

1. a. Belonging to Hawaii or the Sandwich Islands, or to the people of Hawaii.

Definition of Hawaiian

1. Adjective. (of a person) descend Descended from the peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian islands prior to European contact. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or having to do with the Hawaiian race, culture, or language. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or having to do with the culture of the U.S. state of Hawaii. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or having to do with a resident of the U.S. state of Hawaii. ¹

5. Noun. A descendant of the peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands prior to European contact. ¹

6. Noun. A resident of the U.S. state of Hawaii. ¹

7. Noun. A pizza topped with ham and pineapple. ¹

8. Proper noun. The Hawaiian language. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hawaiian

Haversian canal
Haversian canals
Haversian system
Hawaii Island
Hawaii Pidgin Sign Language
Hawaii Standard Time
Hawaii Time
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiian (current term)
Hawaiian Islands
Hawaiian Pidgin
Hawaiian capital
Hawaiian dancing
Hawaiian guitar
Hawaiian hawk
Hawaiian hawks
Hawaiian honeycreeper
Hawaiian shirt
Hawaiian shirts

Literary usage of Hawaiian

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

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"On the 5th day of April, 1894, this plaintiff left the Hawaiian «islands with the ... And thereafter, and in due course of her voyage from the Hawaiian ..."

2. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"That is esteemed a duty by the English Government for the Maoris in New Zealand, a race kindred to the Hawaiian, who elect a certain percentage of the New ..."

3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1918)
"In 1881 a small list entitled "The algae of the Hawaiian Islands," by JE ... Hawaiian Almanac and Annual for that year. In 1899 REINBOLD reported upon the ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"JOINT Resolution To provide for annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States. Whereas the Government of the Republic of Hawaii having, ..."

5. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1919)
"At present Hawaiian children comprise only 9% of the total school ... 30% of the total decrease in the public school enrollment during 1916-17 was Hawaiian. ..."

6. Some Roads Towards Peace: A Report to the Trustees of the Endowment on by Charles William Eliot (1913)
"The part-Hawaiian contingent of children is the least vigorous contingent, but it is gentle and fairly intelligent. Every other race on the Island except ..."

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