Arabic

noun
Ar·a·bic | \ˈa-rə-bik, ˈer-ə-\

Definition of Arabic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a Semitic language originally of the Arabs of the Hejaz and Nejd that is now the prevailing speech of a wide region of southwestern Asia and northern Africa

Arabic

adjective

Definition of Arabic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Arabia or the Arabs

2 : of, relating to, or constituting Arabic

3 : expressed in or utilizing Arabic numerals

First Known Use of Arabic

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Arabic

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Arabic

: the language of the Arab people

Arabic

noun
Ar·a·bic | \ˈer-ə-bik \

Kids Definition of Arabic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a language spoken in the Arabian Peninsula of southwestern Asia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and parts of northern Africa

Arabic

adjective

Kids Definition of Arabic (Entry 2 of 2)

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

arabic

Medical Definition of arabic 

— see gum arabic

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