from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American culture flourishing in southern Colorado and Utah and northern New Mexico and Arizona from about A.D. 100, whose descendants are considered to include the present-day Pueblo peoples. Anasazi culture includes an early Basket Maker phase and a later Pueblo phase marked by the construction of cliff dwellings and by expert artisanship in weaving and pottery.
- n. A member of a people sharing this culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a Native American people who once lived in cliff-dwellings in Utah and Colorado.
- proper n. The language once spoken by these people.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings
Navajo anaasází, from anaa' bizází, enemy's ancestors : anaa', enemy + bizází, ancestors.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Navajo anaasází ("enemy ancestors, ancient enemy"), from anaaʼí ("enemy") + bizází ("their ancestors") (Wiktionary)