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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.
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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Arab

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

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

[ˈærəb]
1. n (person) → arabo/a; (horse) → cavallo arabo
2. adjarabo/a
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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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References in classic literature ?
Tarzan possessed a sufficient command of English to enable him to pass among Arabs and Frenchmen as an American, and that was all that was required of it.
It was market day at Sidi Aissa, and the numberless caravans of camels coming in from the desert, and the crowds of bickering Arabs in the market place, filled Tarzan with a consuming desire to remain for a day that he might see more of these sons of the desert.
A Throng of People on the Horizon.--A Troop of Arabs.--The Pursuit.
It is a detachment of Arabs or Tibbous, and they are galloping in the same direction with us, as though in flight, but we are going faster than they, and we are rapidly gaining on them.
Then the Arabs, finding themselves seriously injured by the balls from the fleet, and beholding the destruction and the ruin of their walls, uttered the most fearful cries.
"The danger was great; monseigneur drew his sword; his secretaries and people imitated him; the officers of the suite engaged in combat with the furious Arabs. It was then M.
Among them, silent and taciturn, squatted five white-robed Arabs, securely bound and under heavy guard.
The sergeant with his detail met the Arabs two hundred yards from the camp.
But trees and bushes grow above many of these ruins now; the miserable huts of a little crew of filthy Arabs are perched upon the broken masonry of antiquity, the whole place has a sleepy, stupid, rural look about it, and one can hardly bring himself to believe that a busy, substantially built city once existed here, even two thousand years ago.
If these Arabs be like the other Arabs, their love for their beautiful mares is a fraud.
And thus it was that Achmet Zek, the Arab, found him.
As he opened his eyes he saw the faces of strange black men about him, and just outside the tent the figure of an Arab. Nowhere was the uniform of his soldiers to be seen.