Definition of Arab in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈarəb


  • 1A member of a Semitic people, originally from the Arabian peninsula and neighbouring territories, inhabiting much of the Middle East and North Africa.
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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.

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