Definition of Arabian

1. Noun. A member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa.

Exact synonyms: Arab
Group relationships: Arabia, Arabian Peninsula
Generic synonyms: Semite
Specialized synonyms: Bahraini, Bahreini, Palestinian, Palestinian Arab, Omani, Katari, Qatari, Saudi, Saudi Arabian, Yemeni, Bedouin, Beduin, Saracen

2. Adjective. Relating to or associated with Arabia or its people. "Arabian Sea"
Partainyms: Arabia
Derivative terms: Arabia

3. Noun. A spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia.
Exact synonyms: Arab
Generic synonyms: Mount, Riding Horse, Saddle Horse

4. Adjective. Of or relating to Arabian horses.
Partainyms: Arab

Definition of Arabian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Arabia or its inhabitants.

2. n. A native of Arabia; an Arab.

Definition of Arabian

1. Adjective. Related to Arabia. ¹

2. Noun. A native of Arabia. ¹

3. Noun. An Arabian horse. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arabian

Arab-Israeli War
Arab League
Arab Republic of Egypt
Arab Revolutionary Brigades
Arab Spring
Arab World
Arab chief
Arab street
Arabian Desert
Arabian Gulf
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights' Entertainment
Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Sea
Arabian camel
Arabian coffee
Arabian jasmine
Arabian oryx
Arabian oryxes
Arabian tea

Literary usage of Arabian

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1. American Book Prices Current (1917)
"arabian Nights. With Tales from the Arabic: Alaeddin; Persian Letters; and Tartarian ... arabian Nights. Translated by RP Burton. Edited by LC Smithers. ..."

2. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1862)
"The two Syrian journeys are expressed by almost all the arabian writers, both Mahometans and Christians (Gagnier, ..."

3. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"arabian PHILOSOPHY amined and expurgated. These prescriptions, however, do not seem to have had more than a passing effect ; the books were read, ..."

4. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1916)
"THE " arabian NIGHTS " AND THE ENGLISH NOVEL. (To the Editor of THE DIAL.) The magic of Oriental story has lent charms to poets of English, from the age of ..."

5. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1892)
"TnE STORMS OF THE arabian SEA. The conclusions which he has arrived at ... That cyclones originating over the arabian Sea are formed on the northern limits ..."

6. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1888)
"Avicenna, the great arabian philosopher, says that he began study by reading the Metaphysics of Aristotle forty times without understanding them. ..."

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