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Webster 1913 Edition


Asian

A′sian

,
Adj.
[L.
Asianus
, Gr. [GREEK], fr. [GREEK], L.
Asia
.]
Of or pertaining to Asia; Asiatic.
Asian princes.”
Jer. Taylor.
Noun.
An Asiatic.

Webster 1828 Edition


Asian

A'SIAN

,
Adj.
[from Asia, a name originally given to Asia Minor or some part of it; perhaps from the Asses, Ases or Osses, about Mount Taurus.
Pertaining to Asia.

Definition 2021


Asian

Asian

See also: asian and asían

English

Noun

Asian (plural Asians)

  1. A person from Asia.
  2. A person with Asian ancestry.
  3. (US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) A person from or with ancestry in East or Southeast Asia.
  4. (Britain, South Africa) A person from or with ancestry in the Indian subcontinent.
    (2015) "There are white, black, Asian and Chinese Britons"
  5. A domestic cat of a breed similar to the Burmese.

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Adjective

Asian (not comparable)

  1. of, relating to or from Asia

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Derived terms

asian

asian

See also: Asian and asían

Finnish

Noun

asian

  1. Genitive singular form of asia.

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