European

adjective
Eu·​ro·​pe·​an | \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈpē-ən How to pronounce European (audio) , -ˈpēn \

Definition of European

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of Europe or its people

European

noun

Definition of European (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of Europe
2 : a person of European descent

Other Words from European

Adjective

Europeanness noun

First Known Use of European

Adjective

1555, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of European was in 1555

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“European.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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European

noun

English Language Learners Definition of European

: a person born, raised, or living in Europe also : a native or resident of the continent of Europe rather than Britain
: a person who is descended from Europeans

European

adjective
Eu·​ro·​pe·​an | \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈpē-ən How to pronounce European (audio) \

Kids Definition of European

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Europe or the people of Europe European history

European

noun

Kids Definition of European (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or resident of Europe

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