European

Definitions

  • 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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Quotations

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.”
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis%20Diderot
    “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.”

Etymology

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

Usage

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
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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
humanity,
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.
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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
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