Arab

Definitions

  • The House: The Arab Hall
    The House: The Arab Hall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Arab a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
    • n Arab a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
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Additional illustrations & photos:

AN ARAB IN JERUSALEM AN ARAB IN JERUSALEM
Arab Dhow Arab Dhow
An Arab Gateway in Burgos An Arab Gateway in Burgos
Gypsy Tenants of an Arab Palace Gypsy Tenants of an Arab Palace
An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a Union Jack An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a...
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ENCAMPMENT OF BEDOUIN ARABS. Frontispiece ENCAMPMENT OF BEDOUIN ARABS. Frontispiece

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word "Qutun."
    • n Arab One of a swarthy race occupying Arabia, and numerous in Syria, Northern Africa, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals were not invented by Arabs, but were invented in India by the Hindus
    • n arab A native of Arabia, or a member of the Arabic race (now widely spread in Asia and Africa, and formerly in southern Europe); an Arabian, whether a civilized inhabitant of a city or a dweller in the desert, commonly known as a Bedawi (see Bedouin) or nomadic Ishmaelite.
    • n arab A neglected outcast of the streets, particularly an outcast boy or girl, often styled a street Arab, in allusion to the wandering Arabs.
    • arab Of or pertaining to the Arabs or to Arabia; Arabic; Arabian: as, an Arab steed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish
    • n Arab ar′ab a native of Arabia: an Arab horse, noted for its gracefulness and speed: a neglected or homeless boy or girl—usually Street or City Arab
    • adj Arab of or belonging to Arabia
    • n Arab a native of Arabia
    • n Arab the language of Arabia
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Quotations

  • Golda Meir
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    “We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. ultimately fr. Heb. arabah, a desert, the name employed, in the Old Testament, to denote the valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea. Ar. Arab, Heb. arabi, arbi, arbim,: cf. F. Arabe, L. Arabs, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

The native Arabs do not use coffee in the way it is used elsewhere in the world.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
It looks more like Arabic to me.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He calls them Guebres from the Arabic word Gaur, infidels or idolaters, pronounced Giaour by the Turks.
"Les Parsis" by D. Menant
They had both cut themselves garments from the same cloth, as the Arabic saying goes.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
There is an Arab of the wilderness with a young gazelle in his arms.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
Being accomplished robbers, the Arabs were constantly making raids on British stores under cover of the night and were generally successful.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
All round the court is a dado of white and green tiles arranged in an Arab pattern.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
I am beginning to feel my acquaintance with Arabic increase under the plan which I am now pursuing with the boys who learn English.
"Journal of a Residence at Bagdad" by Anthony Groves
The Arabic word which is applied to a rival wife is "durrah," the root meaning of which is "to injure," "to harm.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
Besides English, which he spoke very well, he could talk Arabic quite fluently, and I found him very useful.
"Notes in North Africa" by W. G. Windham
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In poetry:

Night falls on the lone
Sahara, and spark by spark
Arabs I have not known
Light fires in the dark.
"Night " by Lord Dunsany Edward Plunkett
Where the pale stranger dares not come,
Proud o'er my native sands I rove;
An Arab tent my only home,
An Arab maid my only love.
"The Arab's Address To His Horse" by Anonymous British
Is where the Co-ops are goin' to,
And that Oxford Street site
Is not suited to co-operation
A sort of'Arab's dream in the night.
"Alf’s Seventh Bit" by Ezra Pound
A Youth, light-hearted and content,
I wander through the world
Here, Arab-like, is pitched my tent
And straight again is furled.
"The Two Locks Of Hair. From The German Of Pfeizer" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No streams, that cool the parching breeze,
Spring in that desert rude;
Save those the fainting Arab sees,
That glitter to delude.
"Medjnoon in his Solitude" by Louisa Stuart Costello
Oh, land of tents and arrows flying!
Oh, desert people brave and wise!
Thou Arab on thy steed relying,--
A poem in fantastic guise!
"Had I At Mecca's Gate Been Nourished" by Hermann Ferdinand Freiligrath

In news:

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept 20, 2012, an Israeli woman walks past a new housing project for religious Jews in Israel's mixed Arab-Jewish town of Lod, central Israel.
Devout Israeli Jews moving to Arab-Jewish cities.
Why can't Arab children take driver's ed and sex ed on the same day.
A civil war has pitted the largely Arab northern half of the country against the black African south on and off for 40 years.
ABOVE a busy roundabout in Hawalli, a suburb of Kuwait, loom four giant but subtle photographs about Arab identity and placelessness by Tarek Al-Ghoussein.
The Saudi company was caught selling Israeli-made pencils, a violation of the Arab boycott on Israeli goods.
The Arab Spring could open the door for Islamists – as seen in Egypt elections – and threaten Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned.
Dissonance & Harmony: Arabic Music Goes West.
Film Chronicles Music Impressario Miles Copeland's Journey to Bring Arabic Music Stars to US Audiences Through Collaborations with Western Artists.
The United Arab Emirates company that was attempting to take over management operations at six US ports announced today that it will divest itself of all American interests.
Leaders across the Arab world are living in fear that the unrest that triggered the collapse of the Tunisian government could head their way, writes Felicity Spector.
The double agent departed Yemen, traveled through the United Arab Emirates and gave the bomb and information about al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to the CIA, Saudi intelligence and other foreign intelligence agencies, the newspaper said.
IN KWORIJIK BUNGO, SUDAN The villagers of this southern hamlet remember rapes, beatings and killings by the Arab soldiers of the north Sudanese army who set up a military camp here two decades ago.
The Arab world is set to get another giant ship repair yard.
The giant dust storm that covered Phoenix in a layer of fine sand (pictured above) has been dubbed "the mother of all haboobs," by Arizonans, using the Arabic term for a major dust storm.
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In science:

Berg, From discrete to absolutely continuous solutions of indeterminate moment problems, Arab J.
A non-hyponormal operator generating Stieltjes moment sequences
Also an Arabic number represents the length of the corresponding positive (or negative) word.
Homotopically equivalent simple loops on 2-bridge spheres in 2-bridge link complements (III)
Several initiatives were commenced to collect and curate the social media content during the revolution like R-sheif.org2 which specializes in social content analysis of the issues in the Arab world by using aggregate data from Twitter and the Web.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
We are currently in the process of obtaining the millions of records related to the Arab Spring of 2011.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
Tweets From Tahrir: Several books were published in 2011 documenting the revolution and the Arab Spring.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
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