Asiatic

Definitions

  • an Asiatic Chief is Presented to KhnÛmhotpÛ By Nofirhoptu, and by Khiti, the Superintendent of The Huntsmen
    an Asiatic Chief is Presented to KhnÛmhotpÛ By Nofirhoptu, and by Khiti, the Superintendent of The Huntsmen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Asiatic of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture "Asian countries"
    • n Asiatic a native or inhabitant of Asia
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Some of the Band Of Asiatics, With Their Beasts, Brought from KhnÛmhotpÛ Some of the Band Of Asiatics, With Their Beasts, Brought from KhnÛmhotpÛ

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Animal gestation periods: the shortest is the American opossum, which bears its young 12 to 13 days after conception; the longest is the Asiatic elephant, taking 608 days, or just over 20 months.
    • a Asiatic Of or pertaining to Asia or to its inhabitants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first offspring of captive-born elephant parents in the Western Hemisphere was a 150-pound Asiatic elephant born on Mother's Day in 1975 at the Los Angeles Zoo.
    • Asiatic Belonging to or characteristic of Asia or its inhabitants.
    • Asiatic Characterized by Asianism.
    • n Asiatic A native of Asia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Asiatic ā-zhi-at′ik, or āsh-i-at′ik belonging to Asia: florid in literature or art
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Asiaticus, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Except a few Europeans and a score of Western Asiatics, the Chinese who remained were the only merchants in the Archipelago.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Like other Asiatics, truth is a rare quality among them.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
We now reach the Asiatic bears, properly so called; and we have only space to say a word about each.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
And the smell being a little too strong for us, we followed, and strolled to the Asiatics' Home.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Fifth, the nature and degree of resistance of the Asiatic species.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The Mormons of Utah would soon sink into a state of Asiatic effeminacy were they left to themselves.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
This instinctive "Asiatic" feeling has been noted by historians for more than two thousand years, and it is true to-day as in the past.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
One curious Borage, Arnebia Griffithii, seems to be purely Asiatic.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
Here again he is sending salutations to Asiatic churches.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
But in the mean time, dining and dancing, feasting and frivolity, went on with Asiatic splendour.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348" by Various
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In poetry:

Dwelling on Asiatic ground,
North east of Rhodes, we're told,
The ancient Lycians were found,
A people brave and bold.
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
But rest not here, your sails unfurl'd
Must seek the Asiatic shore:
And mourn that spot which Greece besieg'd
For ten long years--now known no more.
"Enigma VIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
I see African and Asiatic towns;
I see Algiers, Tripoli, Derne, Mogadore, Timbuctoo, Monrovia;
I see the swarms of Pekin, Canton, Benares, Delhi, Calcutta,
Yedo;
"Salut Au Monde" by Walt Whitman
Thus having touched on Europe's, Afric's shores,
And rov'd awhile 'mid Asiatic bowers,
On the great western continent now light,
And let its beauties fix your wond'ring sight.
"Enigma XIV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Pardon was the only word, in ferocious cold
like Asiatic prisons, where we live
and strive and strive to forgive.
Melted my honey, summers ago. I told
her true & summer things. She leaned an ear
in my direction, here.
"Dream Song 108: Sixteen below. Our care like stranded hulls" by John Berryman
Oh, 'twas strange for a pupil of Paul to recline
On voluptuous couch, while Falernian wine
Fill'd his cup to the brim!
Dulcet music of Greece, Asiatic repose,
Spicy fragrance of Araby, Italian rose,
All united for him!
"The Feast Of Freedom" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

World's last Asiatic lions looking for a new home.
Ambar, an Asiatic lion, snarls in his open enclosure at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden in Ahmedabad.
Asiate might be sequestered inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, but its appeal extends way beyond tourists.
We trust that this baby Asiatic elephant, center, is totally sober.
DRAGON HUNTER Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions.
RC Cola International is launching its Orient Emporium Tea brand in 25cL slim cans featuring an intricate Asiatic design.
Mandy, the Henson Robinson Zoo's Asiatic black bear, snacks on a frozen watermelon to keep cool Monday.
In a bizarre twist, a first-class passenger was arrested this week after he was caught trying to smuggle two panthers, an Asiatic black bear, one macaque monkey and one marmoset in his luggage.
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