Arabian

noun
Ara·​bi·​an | \ ə-ˈrā-bē-ən How to pronounce Arabian (audio) \

Definition of Arabian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of Arabia

Arabian

adjective

Definition of Arabian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Arabia or the people of Arabia Arabian music/art Some people say the unicorn myth began long ago in the Arabian desert …— Bet Hennefrund … bad paintings of Arabian street scenes …— Paul Karr et al. These days the British are better acquainted with Arab customs, Arabian history, and the Arabic language, and with Arabs themselves, whose language we have been borrowing for six centuries.— Philip Howard … an exquisitely beautiful Arabian girl…— Maurice Richardson For authenticity, even the jockeys would be garbed in Arabian-type costumes.— Carl Hiaasen Arabian food includes a lot of spiced lamb and rice …— Cleo Murphy
2 : of, relating to, involving, or being Arabian horses … Thoroughbred, Morgan, and Arabian stallions …— Alexander Fuller Although dressage shows have been recognized by the American Horse Shows Association for only twenty years, they number just after hunter/jumper and Arabian competitions as the United States' third largest showing group.— Wendy Insinger

First Known Use of Arabian

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Arabian was in the 14th century

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“Arabian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arabian. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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Arabian

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Arabian

: from or in Arabia : connected with the Arab people

Arabian

noun
Ara·​bi·​an | \ ə-ˈrā-bē-ən How to pronounce Arabian (audio) \

Kids Definition of Arabian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Arabian

adjective

Kids Definition of Arabian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Arabs or to the Arabian Peninsula of southwestern Asia

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