• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Hindu of or relating to or supporting Hinduism "the Hindu faith"
    • n Hindu a person who adheres to Hinduism
    • n Hindu a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The biggest religious building in the world is a Hindu Temple, Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It was built at the end of the 11th century
    • n Hindu Same as Hindoo. This is now the more commonly used spelling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Hindu holy day begins at sunrise, the Jewish holy day begins at sunset, and the Christian holy day begins at midnight.
    • n Hindu Properly, one of that native race in India descended from the Aryan conquerors. Their purest representatives belong to the two great historic castes of Brahmans and Rajputs. Many of the non-Aryan inhabitants of India have been largely Hinduized. The Hindus speak various dialects derived from Sanskrit, as Hindi, Hindustani, Bengali, Marathi, etc. More loosely, the name includes also the non-Aryan inhabitants of India.
    • n Hindu One of the natives of India professing the doctrines of Hinduism.
    • Hindu Of or pertaining to the Hindus, their languages, or Hinduism.
    • Hindu Also spelled Hindoo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Akhbar the Great Mughal routed the Hindus under Hemu by turning their elephants against them at the battle of Panipat in the Hindu revolt.
    • n Hindu hin′dōō a native of Hindustan: now more properly applied to native Indian believers in Brahmanism, as opposed to Mohammedans, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sindhu, Sans. for Indus.


In literature:

At Elemdar Christie sent for a Hindu, to whom he had an introduction.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
"A Visit to Java" by W. Basil Worsfold
You remember the converted Hindu princess they had over here last winter?
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
Buddhism has been cast out from India, where it originated, by the Hindu faith, which it was meant to reform.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
A Hindu will not eat with a Mahometan, and this was taken as a personal insult.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
These two places are types of two different religions, the Buddhist and the Hindu.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
The history of the country after the accession of Kambar is as obscure as during the Hindu dynasty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The Chinese generally, unlike the Hindu, is very ready to spend on his food if he has the money.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
Traces of Javanese and Hindu influences.
"British Borneo" by W. H. Treacher
Today the Hindu woman's mind is cultivated to a remarkable degree.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
They were received by Major Rich, one of his subalterns, and his Hindu gun-carrier.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
The Hindu has the true dignity of contemplation, and superbly removes himself from the sordid greeds of life.
"Apologia Diffidentis" by W. Compton Leith
Peeps into Hindu Hearts and Homes.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
The later Egyptian eschatological development was not unlike the later Hindu.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
You may believe in any doctrine you choose, even in atheism, without ceasing to be a Hindu.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
Yir Massir had a Hindu saying that fitted her like a glove.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
The Presence made short work of Kaffir and Hindu.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
This was the feature of the vedanta system of Hindu philosophy, which holds that nothing exists but Brahma.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
Originally a local collection of rules, it extended its authority gradually over the entire Hindu population of India.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
The pelican is a scrupulous old Dutchman, and the stork is an uncleanly old Hindu.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893" by Various

In poetry:

The Lion is a kingly beast.
He likes a Hindu for a feast.
And if no Hindu he can get,
The lion-family is upset.
"Popcorn, Glass Balls, And Cranberries" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

On the first tree she climbed : A self-described "HinJew," Nadkarni was one of five kids raised by a Hindu father and an Orthodox Jewish mother.
Arvind Khetia, engineer and a Hindu: In Hinduism, the idea of communicating with supernatural beings such as ghosts, demons or the dead is considered inconsistent with the true spiritual practices defined by the wisdom of the scriptures.
The ancient Indian spiritual practice was created about 5,000 years ago incorporates meditation and Hindu religious practices.
Gabbard is the first Hindu-American elected to Congress.
Students heard Vellore and Anantha Gopalaratnam from the Hindu Temple speak on modern Indian culture and society.
Hindu people are celebrating Diwali today, tomorrow is the new year.
Indian officials have arrested one young woman for a Facebook post criticizing the shutdown of Mumbai for the funeral of a powerful Hindu fundamentalist politician.
When the new Congress is sworn in next January, Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran, will represent the state's 2nd Congressional District and will become the first Hindu in either chamber on Capitol Hill.
Hindu festival under way in India.
Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) will become the first Hindu Congresswoman when she is sworn in to office in January.
Hundreds of thousands gather for funeral of India's Hindu extremist leader Bal Thackeray.
Today marks the beginning of the Hindu festival of Diwali.
The five-day Hindu festival Diwali, honors the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi.
Vasudha Narayanan, director of the Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions at the University of Florida, discusses the rituals and significance of the festival.
At the time, employees were working overtime packing the last batches of fireworks before the Hindu festival of Diwali, which began yesterday.

In science:

Library facility of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is acknowledged.
Unimodular relativity and cosmological constant : Comments
Following postdoctoral positions at the Helsinki University of Technology, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, he joined the Banaras Hindu University as a lecturer in theoretical physics in 2005.
Fifteen Years of Econophysics Research
Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India P.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration
Chinese and Hindu philosophies well before Plato’s Dialogues, regarding eternal forms ‘residing in material ob jects’.
Were the ancient Greeks right that space is continuous material plenum?
Singh, History of Hindu Mathematics, A Source Book, Parts 1 and 2, (single volume).
Aryabhata's Mathematics
So Neugebauer was wrong on two counts: first, he did not know of any Indian connections although he admitted13 that the “study of Hindu astronomy is still at its beginning”; second, he did not recognize that the tradition regarding the distance of the sun might be much older in Greece itself.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun