Canadian

noun
Ca·​na·​di·​an | \ kə-ˈnā-dē-ən How to pronounce Canadian (audio) \

Definition of Canadian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of Canada

Canadian

geographical name
Ca·​na·​di·​an | \ kə-ˈnā-dē-ən How to pronounce Canadian (audio) \
variants: or, upstream from its junction with the North Canadian, South Canadian

Definition of Canadian (Entry 2 of 2)

river 906 miles (1458 kilometers) long in the south central U.S. flowing east from northeastern New Mexico to the Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma

Other Words from Canadian

Noun

Canadian adjective

First Known Use of Canadian

Noun

1568, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Canadian

Time Traveler for Canadian

Time Traveler

The first known use of Canadian was in 1568

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Canadian

Cite this Entry

“Canadian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canadian. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Canadian

Canadian

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Canadian

: a person born, raised, or living in Canada

Canadian

adjective
Ca·​na·​di·​an | \ kə-ˈnā-dē-ən How to pronounce Canadian (audio) \

Kids Definition of Canadian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Canada or its people

Canadian

noun

Kids Definition of Canadian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person born or living in Canada

More from Merriam-Webster on Canadian

Nglish: Translation of Canadian for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of Canadian for Arabic Speakers

Comments on Canadian

What made you want to look up Canadian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!