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Meaning of "Arab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ARAB

From Latin Arabs, from Greek Araps, from Arabic `Arab.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ARAB

Arab play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ARAB

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Arab is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ARAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Arabs

Arabs, also known as Arab people or Arabic-speaking people, are a major panethnic group. They primarily inhabit Western Asia, North Africa, parts of the Horn of Africa, and other areas in the Arab World. Arabic-speaking populations in general are a highly heterogeneous collection of peoples, with differing ancestral origins and identities. The ties that bind the Arab peoples are a veneer of shared heritage by virtue of common linguistic, cultural, and political traditions. As such, Arab identity is based on one or more of genealogical, linguistic or cultural grounds, although with competing identities often taking a more prominent role, based on considerations including regional, national, clan, kin, sect, and tribe affiliations and relationships. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes one of the world's largest groups after Han Chinese. The Arabian Peninsula itself was not entirely originally Arab, Arabization occurred in some parts of the Arabian Peninsula. For example, the language shift to Arabic displaced the indigenous South Semitic Old South Arabian languages of modern-day Yemen and southern Oman.

Definition of Arab in the English dictionary

The first definition of Arab in the dictionary is 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. Other definition of Arab is a lively intelligent breed of horse, mainly used for riding. Arab is also of or relating to the Arabs.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ARAB

Arab bread
Arab League
Arab Republic of Egypt
Arab Spring
Arab street
araba
arabesque
arabesqued
Arabia
Arabian
Arabian camel
Arabian Desert
Arabian Gulf
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights´ Entertainments
Arabian Sea
Arabian senna
Arabic
Arabic numeral

WORDS THAT END LIKE ARAB

catch a crab
crab
drab
grab
hermit crab
horseshoe crab
king crab
krab
mud crab
olive drab
olive-drab
Pan-Arab
scarab
screen grab
Shatt-al-Arab
smash-and-grab
snow crab
soft-shell crab
spider crab
the Crab

Synonyms and antonyms of Arab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Arab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ARAB

Find out the translation of Arab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Arab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Arab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

阿拉伯的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

árabe
570 millions of speakers

English

Arab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अरब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَرَبِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

арабский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

árabe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আরব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arabe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Arab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

arabisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アラビアの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아랍의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Arab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc Arab
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரபு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अरब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Arap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

arabo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

arabski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

арабський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

arab
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αραβικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Arabiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

arabisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

arabisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Arab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ARAB»

The term «Arab» is very widely used and occupies the 3.281 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of Arab
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ARAB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Arab» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Arab» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Arab

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10 QUOTES WITH «ARAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Arab.
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Elliott Abrams
Al Qaeda's message that violence, terrorism and extremism are the only answer for Arabs seeking dignity and hope is being rejected each day in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and throughout the Arab lands.
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Mustafa Akyol
The Arab Spring has heightened the ideological tension between Ankara and Tehran, and Turkey's model seems to be winning.
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Bashar al-Assad
We have more difficult circumstances than most of the Arab countries but in spite of that Syria is stable. Why? Because you have to be very closely linked to the beliefs of the people. This is the core issue.
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Abdallah II of Jordan
The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands.
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Sayed Badreya
When I got to Hollywood, at first I couldn't get a lot of jobs. So I grew a beard and look like a really bad Arab, and I started to get a lot of work because that's what they want.
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Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Arab youth are taught to wonder, 'Since the Holocaust was a European affair, why are the Palestinians being forced to pay for the creation of Israel?'
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Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Economic support from the rest of the Arab states to the fledgling Palestinian Authority in the West Bank is virtually non-existent.
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Graydon Carter
The danger of leaving overwhelming wealth and power in the grasp of a small minority is a lesson that leaders such as ousted Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have learned a little too late, as the demonstrations across the Arab world indicate.
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Juan Cole
I also argued before the war that the administration was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism, that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought.
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Moshe Dayan
It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning it into a demonstration of weakness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ARAB»

Discover the use of Arab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Arab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A History of the Arab Peoples: Updated Edition
This updated edition by Malise Ruthven adds a substantial new chapter which includes recent events such as 9/11, the US invasion of Iraq and its bloody aftermath, the fall of the Mubarak and Ben Ali regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and the ...
Albert Hourani, 2013
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Arab in America
The Arab American author uses a graphic novel format to provide a fictional account of his childhood experiences in the United States.
Toufic El Rassi, 2007
3
Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival: The Politics of Ideas in ...
This book will be of interest to sociologists, political scientists, economists, and Middle East specialists.
Martin Seth Kramer, 2011
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Arab-Australians Today: Citizenship and Belonging
The book offers non-Arab-Australians a way to better understand the Arab presence in Australia.
Ghassan Hage, 2002
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Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to ...
In addition to Western sources, he draws on an unprecedented wealth of Arab political memoirs and studies to tell the fascinating story of one of the most colorful and significant periods of the contemporary Arab world.
Adeed Dawisha, 2009
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The Arab Jews: A Postcolonial Reading of Nationalism, ...
This book is about the social history of the Arab Jews—Jews living in Arab countries—against the backdrop of Zionist nationalism.
Yehouda A. Shenhav, 2006
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Arab Politics: The Search for Legitimacy
An impressive work of scholarship on the political culture and changing society of the entire Arab world.
Michael C. Hudson, 1977
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Arab Voices in Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Anglophone ...
The contributors to this volume come from different national backgrounds and share in examining the nuances of this emerging literature.
Layla Maleh, Layla Al Maleh, 2009
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The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the ...
"Analyzes key aspects of the 2011 Mideast turmoil, such as Arab public opinion; socioeconomic and demographic conditions; the role of social media; influence of Islamists; the impact of political changes on the Arab-Israeli peace process; ...
Kenneth M. Pollack, 2011
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Arab Women Novelists: The Formative Years and Beyond
This book assesses the contribution of women to the Arabic novel, both in subject matter and form.
Joseph T. Zeidan, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ARAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Arab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rivlin tells Arab journalists: We must be Israelis not Jews or Arabs
President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday night hosted Arab notables at an Iftar dinner at his official residence in Jerusalem that included members of ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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Distancing Israeli Arab moderates instead of drawing them closer
Morality aside, anti-Arab rhetoric is counterproductive at a time when the Arab public is moving away from its radical leaders. Basel Ghattas. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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Sulaimani arrests 30 Arab refugees for ISIS ties
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – The Asayish (security) forces of Sulaimani have arrested 30 Arab refugees in recent months for allegedly ... «Rudaw, Jul 15»
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Israeli ministers nix bill setting separate goals for Arab schools
... goals for Arab schools. Joint Arab List says law that regulates public education in Israel caters to Jewish students only. By Yarden Skop | Jul. 6, 2015 | 5:09 AM ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
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Danon: No Jew in Israel Need Fear Arab Terror
Closer to home for the Hevron area residents, Arab arsonists last month set several fires in the Gevaot Forest in the Gush Etzion region of ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
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#360view: Arab tennis players must stop making excuses and start …
The lack of Arab presence in the Wimbledon draw is undeniable. With Malek Jaziri exiting in the opening round in five sets to Australian James ... «Sport360°, Jul 15»
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Is Arab carnage just a taste of what's to come?
Escalating brutality and the actions of governments have put Arab citizens under immense pressure. Without a change of course, the outcome ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
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Arab entrepreneurs swap boardroom for app store
The 32-year-old Kuwaiti started out in private equity – first in New York, then with NBK Capital in Dubai – before completing an MBA at Harvard ... «The National, Jul 15»
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Meet Aseel Shaheen, the first Arab woman to officiate at Wimbledon
Aseel Shaheen, a 41-year-old woman from Kuwait, has become the first Arab woman to officiate at Wimbledon, which primarily houses British ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
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Moroccan video project puts Arab success front and center
As a teenager, were you inspired by an Arab entrepreneur, athlete or artist? Probably not since very few are known to the public. This is a ... «Wamda, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Arab [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/arab>. Feb 2020 ».
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