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Arab Line breaks: Arab
Pronunciation: /ˈarəb/

Definition of Arab in English:


1A member of a Semitic people, originally from the Arabian peninsula and neighbouring territories, inhabiting much of the Middle East and North Africa.
Example sentences
  • Henceforth, he insisted that he was Emperor not only of the French but also of the North African Arabs.
  • Trans-Sahara trade with North Africans and Arabs began to transform these northern societies greatly.
  • Nearly 300,000 North African Arabs, for example, fought in the ranks of the Free French.
2A horse of a breed originating in Arabia, with a distinctive high-set tail.
Example sentences
  • Arabs tend to be very actively attuned and responsive to their riders, whether or not their riders intend for them to be.
  • This part Arab was moving out at a canter.
  • My mare is a small Arab, and even riderless she'll cross-canter a majority of the time.


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Relating to Arabian people: Arab countries
More example sentences
  • But, caught on the continent's horn, it isn't of Africa - it is neither Arab north nor Bantu south.
  • In other words, seven-eighths of ancient Palestine now makes up Arab states, predominantly Jordan and Syria.
  • The main markets were in Germany, Austria, Italy, France, the US and Arab countries.


Via Latin and Greek from Arabic ‘arab.

Words that rhyme with Arab

carob, scarab, Shatt al-Arab
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