What does Asian mean?

Asian meaning in General Dictionary

Of or regarding Asia Asiatic

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  • of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the individuals of Asia or their languages or culture
  • a native or inhabitant of Asia
  • Of or related to Asia; Asiatic.
  • An Asiatic.

Asian meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "inhabitant of Asia (Minor)," from Latin Asianus (adjective and noun, "belonging toward province of Asia;" "an inhabitant of Asia"), from Greek Asianos, from Asia (see Asia). Ousted Asiatic given that preferred term in Britain c.1950. The definition of "Asiatic" has come becoming regarded with disfavour by those to whom it's applied, plus they feel entitled to be brought into range with usage regarding Europeans, Americans and Australians. ["Circumstances Literary Supplement," Feb. 6, 1953] As an adjective in English, by 1690s.

Asian meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or related to Asia; Asiatic.

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  • (n.) An Asiatic.

Sentence Examples with the word Asian

Into Central Asian wilds, which lasted from March 1879 to October 1880, included the sources of the Hw: Ho, or Yellow river, till then unmapped and unknown.

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