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ARABIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Arabic mean? 

ARABIC (noun)
  The noun ARABIC has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: ARABIC used as a noun is very rare.


ARABIC (adjective)
  The adjective ARABIC has 1 sense:

1. relating to or characteristic of Arabs

  Familiarity information: ARABIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARABIC (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Arabic; Arabic language

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

Semitic (a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family)

Domain member category:

abaya ((Arabic) a loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women)

mukataa (an Arabic word for headquarters or administrative center)

bayat (an oath of allegiance to an emir)

Mashriq (Arabic name for the Middle East)

shaheed (Arabic term for holy martyrs; applied by Palestinians to suicide bombers)


ARABIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of Arabs

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Arabic languages

Pertainym:

Arab (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)


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