Hindoo


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Hin·doo

 (hĭn′do͞o)
n. & adj. Archaic
Variant of Hindu.

Hindoo

(ˈhɪnduː; hɪnˈduː)
nadj, pl -doos
(Hinduism) an older spelling of Hindu
Hindooism n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hindoo - a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or IndiaHindoo - a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
Hindustan - northern region of India where Hinduism predominates
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
brahman, brahmin - a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas; "originally all brahmans were priests"
Kshatriya - a member of the royal or warrior Hindu caste
Rajpoot, Rajput - a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India
Shudra, Sudra - a member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste
Vaisya - a member of the mercantile and professional Hindu caste; the third of the four main castes
2.Hindoo - a person who adheres to Hinduism
Hindooism, Hinduism - the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
swami - a Hindu religious teacher; used as a title of respect
chela - a Hindu disciple of a swami
Hare Krishna - worshipper of Krishna and member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Shaktist - worshipper of Shakti
Shivaist - worshipper of Shiva
Vaishnava - worshipper of Vishnu
saddhu, sadhu - (Hinduism) an ascetic holy man
sannyasi, sannyasin, sanyasi - a Hindu religious mendicant
Adj.1.Hindoo - of or relating to or supporting Hinduism; "the Hindu faith"
References in classic literature ?
The Hindoo whale referred to, occurs in a separate department of the wall, depicting the incarnation of Vishnu in the form of leviathan, learnedly known as the Matse Avatar.
They had therefore sent a call to Brother Jowjeetum-Fallal, the World- Renowned Hindoo Human Pin-Wheel, then holding forth in Hoopitup's circus.
At that date, the Mohammedan conqueror, Mahmoud of Ghizni, crossed India; seized on the holy city of Somnauth; and stripped of its treasures the famous temple, which had stood for centuries--the shrine of Hindoo pilgrimage, and the wonder of the Eastern world.
All this portion of Bundelcund, which is little frequented by travellers, is inhabited by a fanatical population, hardened in the most horrible practices of the Hindoo faith.
Or perhaps it belongs to that mild Hindoo of his whom he keeps on a string.
The Hindoo woman in her long robe stands upon the funeral pile; the flames rise around her and her dead husband, but the Hindoo woman thinks on the living one in the surrounding circle; on him whose eyes burn hotter than the flames--on him, the fire of whose eyes pierces her heart more than the flames which soon will burn her body to ashes.
As the muffins disappear, little by little, the black shelves and nooks and corners begin to appear, and Mr Wegg gradually acquires an imperfect notion that over against him on the chimney-piece is a Hindoo baby in a bottle, curved up with his big head tucked under him, as he would instantly throw a summersault if the bottle were large enough.
It has an unspeakable, wild, Hindoo odor about it, such as may lurk in the vicinity of funereal pyres.
He wrote several long poems, the two best known perhaps are The Curse of Kehama and Thalaba, the one a Hindoo, the other a Mahometan story, but he is better remembered by his short poems, such as The Battle of Blenheim and The Inchcape Rock.
On our knocking, however, the door was instantly thrown open by a Hindoo servant clad in a yellow turban, white loose- fitting clothes, and a yellow sash.
I have read in a Hindoo book, that "there was a king's son, who, being expelled in infancy from his native city, was brought up by a forester, and, growing up to maturity in that state, imagined himself to belong to the barbarous race with which he lived.
They make one feel to what a degree architecture is a primitive thing, by demonstrating (what is also demonstrated by the cyclopean vestiges, the pyramids of Egypt, the gigantic Hindoo pagodas) that the greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius; the deposit left by a whole people; the heaps accumulated by centuries; the residue of successive evaporations of human society,--in a word, species of formations.