Arab definition

ărəb
A member of a Semitic people inhabiting Arabia, whose language and Islamic religion spread widely throughout the Middle East and northern Africa from the seventh century.
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A person born or living in Arabia.
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A member of an Arabic-speaking people.
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An Arabian horse.
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Arabic.
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A member of a Semitic people originating in Arabia but now widely scattered throughout surrounding lands.
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A member of a people whose native language is Arabic.
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A waif left to roam the streets; street Arab.
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Arabian.
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Arabic.
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Of or pertaining to Arabs and their nations.
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A Semitic person, whose antecedents were from Arabia.
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A member of an Arabic-speaking community.
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A particular breed of horse.
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Origin of arab

  • French Arabe from Latin Arabs from Greek Araps Arab- from Arabic ‘arab

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic عرب (‎ʿarab, “Arabs”) or عربي (‎ʿarabiy, “Arab, Arabic”, adjective).

    From Wiktionary