Caucasian


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Cau·ca·sian

 (kô-kā′zhən, -kăzh′ən)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to a racial group having light-colored skin; white.
b. Of or being a human racial classification distinguished especially by very light to brown skin and straight to wavy or curly hair, and including peoples indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and parts of South Asia. No longer in scientific use.
2. Of or relating to the Caucasus region or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
3. Of or relating to a group of three language families spoken in the region of the Caucasus mountains, including Chechen, Abkhaz, and the Kartvelian languages.
n.
1.
a. A person having light-colored skin; a white person.
b. A member of the Caucasian racial classification. No longer in scientific use.
2. A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
3. The Caucasian language family.

Caucasian

(kɔːˈkeɪzɪən; -ʒən) or

Caucasic

adj
1. (Peoples) old-fashioned another word for Caucasoid
2. (Placename) of or relating to the Caucasus
n
3. (Peoples) a White person; Caucasoid
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Caucasia
5. (Languages) any of three possibly related families of languages spoken in the Caucasus: North-West Caucasian, including Circassian and Abkhaz, North-East Caucasian, including Avar, and South Caucasian including Georgian
Usage: The word Caucasian is very widely used in the US to refer to people of European origin or people who are White, even though the original classification was broader than this

Cau•ca•sian

(kɔˈkeɪ ʒən, -ʃən, -ˈkæʒ ən, -ˈkæʃ-)

adj. Also, Cau•cas•ic (kɔˈkæs ɪk, -ˈkæz-)
1. of, designating, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, marked by fair to dark skin, straight to curly hair, and light to very dark eyes and orig. inhabiting Europe, parts of North Africa, W Asia, and India.
2. of the Caucasus region, its peoples, or their culture.
3. of or designating the non-Indo-European, non-Turkic languages spoken by the indigenous peoples of the Caucasus and adjacent areas.
n.
4. a person having Caucasian physical characteristics.
5. a native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caucasian - a member of the Caucasoid raceCaucasian - a member of the Caucasoid race  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Aryan - (according to Nazi doctrine) a Caucasian person of Nordic descent (and not a Jew)
Circassian - a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
paleface - (slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians)
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Kassite, Cassite - a member of an ancient people who ruled Babylonia between 1600 and 1200 BC
Elamite - a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BC
white man - a man who is White
white woman - a woman who is White
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
honkey, honkie, honky, whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
WASP, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant - a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
2.Caucasian - a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Chechen - a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen
Circassian - a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian
Georgian - a southern Caucasian language with 3 million speakers and a long literary tradition
Ubykh - an extinct Caucasian language spoken exclusively in Turkey
Adj.1.Caucasian - of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia; "Caucasian languages"
2.Caucasian - of or relating to Caucasian people
white - of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population"
Translations

Caucasian

[kɔːˈkeɪzɪən]
A. ADJ (by race) → caucásico (Geog) → caucasiano
B. N (by race) → caucásico/a m/f (Geog) → caucasiano/a m/f

Caucasian

[kɔːˈkeɪziən kɔːˈkeɪʒən]
adjcaucasien(ne)
n (= person) → Caucasien(ne) m/f

Caucasian

adjkaukasisch
nKaukasier(in) m(f)

Caucasian

[kɔːˈkeɪzɪən] adj & ncaucasico/a
References in classic literature ?
And didn't they find a verdict of 'Came to 'is death by a wholesome Christian sentiment workin' in the Caucasian breast'?
As old as the Caucasian man,--perhaps older,--these creatures have kept their counsel beside him, and there is no record of any word or sign that has passed from one to the other.
This suggests that, although children of all ethnic backgrounds are exposed to proportionately more minorities portrayed in childrens advertising, all children including minority children are exposed to a single Caucasian group almost half of the time.
Seventy mothers (n=70) of African-American background and seventy mothers of Caucasian (n=70) background were randomly selected from a master list of Head Start participating families.
She is a Caucasian European American woman in her 40s, married, with biracial (African American and Caucasian) children of middle school age.
These interviews took place at three sites over a one-year period (a public high school and two community sites) and involved 70 Caucasian, Latina, and African American girls.
In other aspects of the process, minority youth received treatment comparable to or even more favorable than Caucasian youth.
Summary: Moscow, Jumada II 5, 1432, May 8, 2011, SPA -- Three gunmen have been killed in a special counter-terrorist operation in Russia&'s North Caucasian republic of Dagestan, a spokesman for the National Anti-terrorism Committee told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
Even though the African American patients were more likely to have high blood pressure and were more likely to have been on dialysis longer than Caucasians before they received a transplant, the researchers found they were 46% less likely to die over the next nine or 10 years than the Caucasian recipients.
We excluded from the study individuals who were < 25 years of age or > 65 years of age, who were known or suspected to be infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) or hepatitis, or who did not self-declare as Caucasian or African American; no demographic information was available on any of the samples other than age, sex, and self-declared race.
CRP levels in Caucasian women were also higher than those in African-American men, although these men had disproportionately higher rates of cardiovascular disease than Caucasian women.
There aro numerous cnallenges and opportunities presented to Caucasian congregations calling non-Caucasian pastors.