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APACHE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Apache mean? 

APACHE (noun)
  The noun APACHE has 3 senses:

1. any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma
2. a Parisian gangster
3. the language of the Apache

  Familiarity information: APACHE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


APACHE (noun)


Sense 1Apache [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Apache" is a kind of...):

Athabascan; Athabaskan; Athapascan; Athapaskan (a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska)

Domain region:

Mexico; United Mexican States (a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810)

Instance hyponyms:

Cochise (Apache leader of the resistance to United States troops in Arizona (1812-1874))

Geronimo (Apache chieftain who raided the white settlers in the Southwest as resistance to being confined to a reservation (1829-1909))


Sense 2apache [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Parisian gangster

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("apache" is a kind of...):

gangster; mobster (a criminal who is a member of gang)


Sense 3Apache [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The language of the Apache

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Apache" is a kind of...):

Athabascan; Athabaskan; Athapascan; Athapaskan; Athapaskan language (a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Apache"):

Chiricahua Apache; San Carlos Apache (an Apache language)


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