Indian Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “Indian” - English Dictionary

"Indian" in American English

See all translations

Indiannoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·di·ən/
an American Indian; Native American
Indian also means a person from India.
Indian
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈɪn·di·ən/
(Definition of Indian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"Indian" in British English

See all translations

Indianadjective

uk   /ˈɪn.di.ən/  us   /ˈɪn.di.ən/
  • Indian adjective (INDIA)

belonging to or relating to India or its people: an Indian family the Indian ambassador
  • Indian adjective (AMERICA)

offensive old-fashioned belonging to or relating to Native Americans: an Indian chief

Indiannoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.di.ən/  us   /ˈɪn.di.ən/
  • Indian noun [C] (INDIA)

a person from India
  • Indian noun [C] (AMERICA)

offensive old-fashioned a Native American : playing cowboys and Indians
(Definition of Indian from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of Indian?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

galaxy

one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More