Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “Semitic”

Semitic

adjective     /sɪˈmɪtɪk/
relating to the Jewish or Arab races, or their languagesLanguage namesPeople of specific racial or ethnic background
(Definition of Semitic adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “Semitic”

Definitions of “Semitic” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More