• WordNet 3.6
    • adj European of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe "European Community"
    • n European a native or inhabitant of Europe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "America" comes from the European explorer "Amerigo Vespucci
    • prop. n European A native or an inhabitant of Europe.
    • prop. a European Of or pertaining to Europe, or to its inhabitants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: People from North America prefer pickles with warts, where as Europeans prefer pickles with no warts
    • European Pertaining or relating to or connected with Europe; native to or derived from Europe: as, the European race of men; European plants; European civilization: European news.
    • n European A native of Europe; a person born of European parents or belonging to Europe.
    • n European More generally, a member of the European race, or of any one of the races of Europe; a person of European descent in any country outside of Europe, as distinguished from the indigenous people of such country.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1771 the kingdom of Poland was larger in are than any other European country except Russia and had a bigger population than any other European country except France.
    • adj European ū-ro-pē′an belonging to Europe
    • n European a native or inhabitant of Europe
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  • Albert Einstein
    “The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.”
  • Denis Diderot
    “Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.”
  • Alicia Silverstone
    Alicia Silverstone
    “My favorite thing in the world is a box of fine European chocolates which is, for sure, better than sex.”
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    “The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. europeaus, Gr. , fr. Gr. (L. europa,.)


In literature:

To the former we trace unmistakably the commencement of European civilization.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
But in a short time she withdrew from European Turkey, and at Osmandjik, near Sinope, laid the foundations of a model farm.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
They have European arms, European uniforms, and (to their sorrow) European shoes.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
For the next European knowledge of Japan we must step forward to the year 1542.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It marked the final withdrawal of England from the European alliance.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
Unhewn flat stones were sometimes used by the ancient European peoples to line the grave.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The whole is admirably arranged, and is well kept after American and European ideas.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
European trade with India can scarcely be said, indeed, to have yet come into existence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
What nonsense Europeans have written on the subject of interviewing in America, to be sure!
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
Of all European countries Italy has been most prolific of counts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The Turkish economy was in an unfavorable position, and the Turks were beginning to lose battles to increasingly well trained European armies.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The English part of the Europeans shows no tendency to increase.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
Men who have otherwise adopted European costume retain the tarbush.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
According to the evidence of the Dervishes themselves, the European officers fought most heroically.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
There are danger and difficulty in the path, but it is one which has never yet been trodden by European foot.
"The Ruined Cities of Zululand" by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
It is on entirely European lines.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Canadian flour has a high reputation in European markets.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The public buildings and those occupied by government officials are of European architecture.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
And gradually the gossip leaked out and alarmed the European inhabitants.
"The Hidden Force" by Louis Couperus
After 1830 Holland took a more prominent position in European thought than she could claim since the end of the 17th century.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various

In poetry:

All the science and the verse,
Eastern, European;
Rearrange, transpose, disperse:
There’s the Bodleian!
"Cubes" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
But moreover
A dark, unfathomed will, that is not un-Jewish;
A set, stoic endurance, non-European;
An ultimate desperateness, un-African;
A deliberate generosity, non-Oriental.
"The Evening Land" by D H Lawrence
Out of their slumber Europeans spun
Dense dreams: appeasements, miracle, glimpsed flash
Of a new golden era; but could not restrain
The vertical white weight that fell last night
And made their continent a blank.
"Snow in Europe" by David Gascoyne
Lord Gough's force was a mixture of European and native infantry,
And well supported with artillery and cavalry;
But the British Army in numbers weren't so strong,
Yet, fearlessly and steadily, they marched along.
"The Battle Of Gujrat" by William Topaz McGonagall
We tried him once before near the European shore,
Having planted him in Elba, where he promised to remain,
But when he saw his chance, why, he bolted off to France,
And he made a lot of trouble—but it wouldn't do again.
"After Waterloo" by Robert Fuller Murray
Beautiful city, the centre and crater of European confusion,
O you with your passionate shriek for the rights of an equal
How often your Re-volution has proven but E-volution
Roll’d again back on itself in the tides of a civic insanity!
"Beautiful City" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova, better known as Baba Vanga, was born in remote European mountains then controlled by the Ottoman Empire.
Executions bump into European Union law.
Wong Way/FEATURECHINA, via European Pressphoto Agency The traffic jam in Wanquan County in China's Hebei province on Aug 23.
A euro sign sculpture stands in front of the European Central Bank's (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt.
The European Commission (EC) granted Microsoft another week to respond to a competition complaint involving its Internet Explorer Web browser.
This European-style six-bedroom house in the upscale Bukit Tunku section of Kuala Lumpur is on the market for $3.64 million.
Bunting Magnetics Launches European HQ.
Last month's Narrow Web Europe column reported on European trade shows, several of which are struggling.
He has worked with gentle European experimentalists and with John Zorn's groups playing everything from noise to hardcore rock to surf music.
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, center, on the second day of the European Leaders (EU) summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels on June 29, 2012.
The "Esimit Europa 2" is the first sailing boat to compete under the European emblem and the first to be given the honor to fly the European flag.
Recently announced that the European Court of Justice , officially known as the Court of Justice of the European Communities, has installed Kyocera solar modules on its new building.
Flags of European countries fly outside the European Parliament building in Brussels.
Once a feared and respected name in German and European football, the club has been in the shadow ever since it reached the European Cup final some 52 years ago.
European financial markets were rocked Friday following a shakeup at the European Central Bank.

In science:

This work was supported in part by European Union TMR program CT960045.
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
Thanks also to various European programs, allowing for international exchanges.
Coherent description of electrical and thermal impurity-and-phonon limited transport in simple metals
Partial support from the European Network No.
Turbulent self-organized criticality
Coutinho, condmat 0008194 (to appear in European J.
The Random Field Ising Model on Hierarchical Lattices I: Phase Diagram and Thermodynamics
This work was supported by the Austrian Science Foundation FWF, and the TMR programs of the European Union Pro ject No.
A simple gate for linear optics quantum computing
Acknowledgments - This work has been partially supported from the European TMR Network-Fractals c.n.
Off equilibrium response function in the one dimensional random field Ising model
In Proceedings of the 6th European Symposium on Algorithms.
Random graphs as models of networks
The second author was supported by a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship of the European Community under contract no.
Quantum loop modules
This work has been partially supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft(DFG) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) Sphinx program.
Low Temperature Properties of the Random Field Potts Chain
Claesson: Generalised Pattern Avoidance, European J.
Counting the occurrences of generalized patterns in words generated by a morphism
The conclusions are illustrated with events from recent European history, where after some strong change a rather immobile society evolved.
Why everything gets slower ?
Our research has been supported by the European Community TMR Research Network ‘Foam Stability and Wetting’ under contract no.
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
The portal also communicated with a European resource broker on WorldGrid as part of the joint iVDGL-DataTAG interoperability pro ject for the IST2002 and SC2002 demonstrations.
GRAPPA: Grid Access Portal for Physics Applications
The support of a National Science Foundation grant # DMS-01-00782, European Science Foundation, Nato, FNRS and Francqui Foundation grants is gratefully acknowledged.
Virasoro action on Schur function expansions, skew Young tableaux and random walks
Based, in part, on observations gathered at the European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile.
On the Purity of the ZZ Ceti Instability Strip: Discovery of More Pulsating DA White Dwarfs on the Basis of Optical Spectroscopy