from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Hinduism.
- adj. Of or relating to the Hindus and their culture.
- n. An adherent of Hinduism.
- n. A native of India, especially northern India.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to Hinduism, or to Hindus and their culture.
- proper n. An origin of many religions including Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism.
- n. A person adhering to the Hindu religion (Hinduism).
- n. Any native inhabitant of Hindustan, especially one of the Dravidian or Aryan races.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as Hindoo. This is now the more commonly used spelling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, one of that native race in India descended from the Aryan conquerors.
- n. One of the natives of India professing the doctrines of Hinduism.
- Of or pertaining to the Hindus, their languages, or Hinduism.
- Also spelled Hindoo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or supporting Hinduism
- n. a person who adheres to Hinduism
- n. a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
Persian Hindū, from Hind, India; see Hindi.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Persian Hindū, from هند (Hend, Hind, "India") (cf. Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš)), from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, "river, stream; Indus"). (Wiktionary)