Definitions of indian

  1. a member of the race of people living in North America when Europeans arrived
  2. any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  3. of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures; " the Indian subcontinent"; " Indian saris"
  4. Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies.
  5. Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk.
  6. Made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like.
  7. A native or inhabitant of India.
  8. Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, wars; the tomahawk.
  9. Made of maize or corn; as, corn, meal, bread, and the like.
  10. One of the aboriginal inhabitants of America; - so called originally from the supposed identity of America with India.
  11. Pertaining to the Indies, to the West Indians, or to the American Indians; made of maize or Indian corn.
  12. An East Indian, West Indian, or Anglo- Indian; one of the first inhabitants of America, or a Red Indian; Indian Ocean, the ocean lying between Asia, Africa, and Australia.
  13. Belonging to the Indies, East or West, or to the aborigines of America.
  14. A native of the Indies: an aboriginal of America.
  15. A native of India; an aboriginal American.
  16. Pertaining to India, or to the aborigines of North America.
  17. Pertaining to India.
  18. Pertaining to the American native races.
  19. A native of India.
  20. An aboriginal American.
  21. Pertaining to either of the Indies, East or West, or to the aborigines of America.
  22. A native of the East or West Indies, or an aboriginal of America. Indian berry, the cocculus indicus. Indian corn, the maize, of the genus zea. Indian cress, a plant of the genus tropaeolum, a favourite garden flower, known as the nasturtium. Indian date, the tamarind tree. Indian fig, the prickly pear. Indian file, single file. Indian fire, a bright white signal- light, of sulphur, realgar, and nitre. Indian ink, a substance made of lampblack and animal glue, brought chiefly from China, and used for water- colours. Indian madder, a vegetable substance, much used for dyeing red, purple, orange, and brown. Indian red, a species of ochre. Indian reed, a plant of the genus canna. Indian shot, a name given to plants of the genus canna. Indian tobacco, a species of lebelia. Indian turnip, an American plant with a head of red berries growing on a stem. Indian yellow, a bright yellow pigment.
  23. A native.
  24. Pert. to the Indies, E. or W..

Usage examples for indian

  1. Maybe they could play Indian – Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah
  2. Sara called him the Indian Gentleman. – Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. Indian corn was the principal crop. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  4. In fact, there was not an Indian among them. – The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage by Charles G. D. Roberts
  5. The Indian band had broken into the house. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  6. You have risen in the autumn of my life as a gracious dawn; you have been the sun of my Indian summer. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  7. " Him no come back long time," said the Indian – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope
  8. Then turning to the Indian he asked- " Do you think you could walk a little, Nelatu?" – The White Squaw by Mayne Reid
  9. She had run away from him at Indian river. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. The Indian Tom Tiddler's ground." – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  11. " I took them from an Indian nearly two years ago. – The Lost City by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
  12. Of course Indian ways are not ours, but you'll get used to it all and enjoy it. – Kalitan, Our Little Alaskan Cousin by Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  13. " So I thought it best to take a chance with this Indian – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
  14. The Indian had not long to wait. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  15. " All right," said the Indian – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  16. " It is the result of the imagination of some Indian I said. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  17. Now started our introduction to things Indian – Coming of Age: 1939-1946 by John Cox
  18. These wild night sounds found quick response in Bio's Indian blood. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  19. I told the Indian not to move. – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  20. And why was the Indian watching Foss in turn? – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins