Definition of Hindoo

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

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

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

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

Definition of Hindoo

1. n. A native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious name it is restricted to followers of the Veda.

Definition of Hindoo

1. Noun. (dated) (alternative spelling of Hindu) ¹

2. Adjective. (dated) (alternative spelling of Hindu) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hindoo

Hin recombinase
Hinayana Buddhism
Hind II
Hind III
Hindley's screw
Hindu-Arabic numeral
Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush Mountains
Hindu calendar
Hindu calendar month
Hindu deity

Literary usage of Hindoo

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1. Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Sibree (1902)
"new beauties are discovered, the old ones are commonly looked down upon with contempt, hindoo poetry and philosophy were extolled as far superior to the ..."

2. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"The hindoo system of succession shows the primitive religious element completely ... When the childless hindoo adopts a child, it is with a view to 'the ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1839)
"... given in your number for February, from Martin's History of the British Possessions in India, I recurred to an account of the hindoo ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1830)
"The Suttee, or the hindoo Convert»; a Novel. By Mrs. General Mainwaring, author of Moscow, &c. 3 vols. Newman and Co. 1830. THE very amiable object of this ..."

5. The Missionary Gazetteer: Comprising a Geographical and Statistical Account Bela Bates Edwards, Charles Williams by Bela Bates Edwards, Charles Williams (1832)
"One or two of the hindoo objects of worship cannot possibly be named : but in the acts of hindoo worship the same licentiousness prevails. ..."

6. From India to the Planet Mars: A Study of a Case of Somnambulism with by Théodore Flournoy (1900)
"THE hindoo LANGUAGE OF MLLE. SMITH The nature of the hindoo language of Helene is less easy to explain clearly than that of the Martian, because it has ..."

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