Definition of Arabic

1. Noun. The Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects.

Exact synonyms: Arabic Language
Examples of category: Abaya, Mukataa, Bayat, Mashriq, Shaheed
Generic synonyms: Semitic



2. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of Arabs. "Arabic languages"
Partainyms: Arab

Definition of Arabic

1. a. Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians.

2. n. The language of the Arabians.

Definition of Arabic

1. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective). ¹

2. Proper noun. A major Semitic language originating from the Arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the Middle East and North Africa. ¹

3. Proper noun. The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arabic

1. derived from gum arabic [adj]

Medical Definition of Arabic

1. Relating to or derived from various species of Acacia having a gummy or resinous exudate. (05 Mar 2000)

Arabic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arabic

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arab-
arab world
araba
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arabas
arabesk
arabesks
arabesque
arabesqued
arabesques
arabia
arabic (current term)
arabic acid
arabica
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arabicization
arabicizations
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arabicized
arabicizes
arabicizing
arabidopsis
arabilities
arability
arabin
arabinan

Literary usage of Arabic

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

1. The new nation by John Morris (1880)
"Swahili A. arabic 1120 arabic 1153 arabic 1080 English arabic 1084 Norman arabic 1173 arabic 1181 arabic 1152 arabic 1080 1 or 1186 J Irish Greek Greek ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1911)
"Neither does it in elude arabic poetry, a list of which was published in the BULLETIN for .January, 1008; arabic drama, listed in the ..."

3. Egypt: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Baedeker, Karl, firm, Karl Baedeker (1902)
"The golden era of arabic literature is coeval with the introduction of El-Islam, ... But by the side of this literary arabic flourished also various ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In some of them, each Hebrew or Aramaic strophe is followed by an arabic translation. The earliest and most celebrated liturgical poet is ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"But there can be no doubt that they are written in an arabic dialect. The treatment of the dentals, among other things, is a sufficient proof of this. ..."

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