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EUROPEAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does European mean? 

EUROPEAN (noun)
  The noun EUROPEAN has 1 sense:

1. a native or inhabitant of Europe

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


EUROPEAN (adjective)
  The adjective EUROPEAN has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe

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


 Dictionary entry details 


EUROPEAN (noun)


Sense 1European [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A native or inhabitant of Europe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

denizen; dweller; habitant; indweller; inhabitant (a person who inhabits a particular place)

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

Monacan; Monegasque (a native or inhabitant of Monaco)

Romanian; Rumanian (a native or inhabitant of Romania)

Portuguese (a native or inhabitant of Portugal)

Pole (a native or inhabitant of Poland)

Norse; Norseman; Norwegian (a native or inhabitant of Norway)

Macedonian (a native or inhabitant of Macedon)

Luxembourger; Luxemburger (a native or inhabitant of Luxembourg)

Liechtensteiner (a native or inhabitant of Liechtenstein)

Lapp; Lapplander; Saame; Saami; Same; Sami (a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer)

Roman (an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire)

Italian (a native or inhabitant of Italy)

Irelander; Irish person (a native or inhabitant of Ireland)

Icelander (a native or inhabitant of Iceland)

Hungarian; Magyar (a native or inhabitant of Hungary)

San Marinese (a native or inhabitant of San Marino)

Norse; Northman; Scandinavian (an inhabitant of Scandinavia)

Scot; Scotchman; Scotsman (a native or inhabitant of Scotland)

Iberian (a native or inhabitant of the Iberian Peninsula (especially in ancient times))

Grecian (a native or resident of Greece)

Dalmatian (a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia)

Bohemian (a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic)

Jugoslav; Jugoslavian; Yugoslav; Yugoslavian (a native or inhabitant of Yugoslavia)

Slovenian (a native or inhabitant of Slovenia)

Gibraltarian (a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar)

German (a person of German nationality)

Cambrian; Cymry; Welsh; Welshman (a native or resident of Wales)

Ukranian (a native or inhabitant of the Ukraine)

Swede (a native or inhabitant of Sweden)

Spaniard (a native or inhabitant of Spain)

Slovene (a native of Slovenia)

Dutchman; Hollander; Netherlander (a native or inhabitant of Holland)

Thracian (an inhabitant of ancient Thrace)

Cyprian; Cypriot; Cypriote (a native or inhabitant of Cyprus)

Belorussian; Byelorussian; White Russian (a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia)

Bulgarian (a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria)

Belgian (a native or inhabitant of Belgium)

Basque (a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain)

Austrian (a native or inhabitant of Austria)

Andorran (a native or inhabitant of Andorra)

Albanian (a native or inhabitant of Albania)

Teuton (a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans)

Frank (a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century)

Celt; Kelt (a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times)

sahib (formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India; used after the name)

Eurasian (a person of mixed European and Asian descent)

Czech; Czechoslovak; Czechoslovakian (a native or inhabitant of the former republic of Czechoslovakia)

Czech (a native of inhabitant of the Czech Republic)

Slovak (a native or inhabitant of Slovakia)

Greek; Hellene (a native or inhabitant of Greece)

Cretan (a native or inhabitant of Crete)

Balkan (an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula)

French person; Frenchman; Frenchwoman (a person of French nationality)

Lithuanian (a native or inhabitant of Lithuania)

Latvian (a native or inhabitant of Latvia)

Finn (a native or inhabitant of Finland)

Langobard; Lombard (a member of a Germanic people who invaded northern Italy in the 6th century)

Jute (a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Saxons to become Anglo-Saxons)

Saxon (a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons; dominant in England until the Norman conquest)

Angle (a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons)

Brit; Britisher; Briton (a native or inhabitant of Great Britain)

Dane (a native or inhabitant of Denmark)

Eurafrican (a person of mixed European and African descent)


EUROPEAN (adjective)


Sense 1European [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

European Community

Pertainym:

Europe (the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use 'Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles)


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