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Ar·ab

 (ăr′əb)
n.
1. 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.
2. A member of an Arabic-speaking people.
3. An Arabian horse.

[French Arabe, from Latin Arabs, from Greek Araps, Arab-, from Arabic 'arab.]

Ar′ab adj.

Arab

(ˈærəb)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of a Semitic people originally inhabiting Arabia, who spread throughout the Middle East, N Africa, and Spain during the seventh and eighth centuries ad
2. (Breeds) a lively intelligent breed of horse, mainly used for riding
3. (Peoples) (modifier) of or relating to the Arabs: the Arab nations.
[C14: from Latin Arabs, from Greek Araps, from Arabic `Arab]

Ar•ab

(ˈær əb)

n.
1. a member of an Arabic-speaking people or citizen of an Arabic-speaking nation.
2. a member of a Semitic people inhabiting since ancient times the Arabian Peninsula and the desert fringes of Mesopotamia and the Levant: after a.d. 632, spreading throughout SW Asia and N Africa.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Arabs.
[1625–35; back formation from Latin Arabs (taken as pl.) < Greek]
pron: The pronunciation of Arab with an initial (ā) sound and secondary stress on the second syllable is sometimes used facetiously or disparagingly and is usually considered offensive.

Arab.

1. Arabia.
2. Arabic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Arab - a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern AfricaArab - a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Bahraini, Bahreini - a native or inhabitant of Bahrain
Palestinian, Palestinian Arab - a descendant of the Arabs who inhabited Palestine
Omani - a native or inhabitant of Oman
Katari, Qatari - a native or inhabitant of Qatar
Saudi, Saudi Arabian - a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia
Yemeni - a native or inhabitant of Yemen
Bedouin, Beduin - a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs
Saracen - (when used broadly) any Arab
2.Arab - a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to ArabiaArab - a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
Translations
Arabarabský
araberarabisk
araablane
arabiarabialainenarabianhevonen
ArapinarapskiArapkinja
arab
アラビアのアラビア人
아랍 사람아랍의
arabecarabski
arabarabisk
เกี่ยวกับชาวอาหรับชาวอาหรับ
người Arabthuộc Arab

Arab

[ˈærəb]
A. ADJárabe
B. N
1. (= person) → árabe mf
2. (= horse) → caballo m árabe

Arab

[ˈærəb]
nArabe mf
adj [person, country, world] → arabe
the Arab countries → les pays arabes

Arab

nAraber m (also horse), → Araberin f; the Arabsdie Araber
adj attrarabisch; policies, ideas alsoder Araber; Arab horseAraber m

Arab

[ˈærəb]
1. n (person) → arabo/a; (horse) → cavallo arabo
2. adjarabo/a

Arab

عَرَبِيّ Arab, arabský araber, arabisk Araber, arabisch Άραβας, αραβικός árabe arabi, arabialainen arabe Arapin, arapski arabo アラビアの, アラビア人 아랍 사람, 아랍의 Arabier, Arabisch araber, arabisk Arab, arabski árabe араб, арабский arab, arabisk เกี่ยวกับชาวอาหรับ, ชาวอาหรับ Arap người Arab, thuộc Arab 阿拉伯人, 阿拉伯的
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Sick Arab -- but harmless when not out of his head.
She first drank herself, according to the Arab custom, and then filled it for her sisters.
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The next day, the 7th of February, we entered the Straits of Bab-el-mandeb, the name of which, in the Arab tongue, means The Gate of Tears.
Ali turned his intelligent countenance towards the boy, on whom he gazed without any apparent emotion; but the spasmodic working of the nostrils showed to the practiced eye of Monte Cristo that the Arab had been wounded to the heart.
To waylay and harass a band of trappers with their pack-horses, when embarrassed in the rugged defiles of the mountains, has become as favorite an exploit with these Indians as the plunder of a caravan to the Arab of the desert.
Meanwhile Dominic, black and cowled, sat cross-legged on the deck, with his back to the wind, recalling vaguely an Arab chief in his burnuss sitting on the sand.
The hospitality of the wild Arab, the courage of the North American Indian, and the faithful friendship of some of the Polynesian nations, far surpass anything of a similar kind among the polished communities of Europe.
Indeed, in the number of his horses consists the wealth of an Indian of the prairies; who resembles an Arab in his passion for this noble animal, and in his adroitness in the management of it.
I'm afraid I don't know much about Arab legends," said Boyle, rather stiffly.
Holmes," cried a small street Arab, running up to us.