Definition of Semite

1. Noun. A member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa.

Generic synonyms: Caucasian, White, White Person
Specialized synonyms: Babylonian, Chaldaean, Chaldean, Chaldee, Assyrian, Phoenician, Arab, Arabian, Aramaean, Aramean, Canaanite
Derivative terms: Semitic

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Semites. "Semite peoples"
Exact synonyms: Semitic

Definition of Semite

1. n. One belonging to the Semitic race. Also used adjectively.

Definition of Semite

1. Noun. A member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs. ¹

2. Noun. A descendant of these peoples. ¹

3. Noun. A member of a modern people speaking a Semitic language. ¹

4. Noun. A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Shem. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semite

Semi-Open Game
Semi-Open Games
Seminole bread
Semisch's section
Semisch's ulcer
Semitic deity
Semliki forest virus
Semnopithecus entellus
Semon's law
Semon-Hering theory

Literary usage of Semite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Yale Literary Magazine by Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg, Yale University (1871)
"OLIVE LOGAN AND THE YO-semite. IN the October number of the Galaxy appeared an article by Olive Logan entitled, "Does it pay to visit Yo-semite. ..."

2. Our New West: Records of Travel Between the Mississippi River and the by Samuel Bowles (1869)
"THE YO semite VALLEY AND THE BIG TREES. The Impressions of the Valley—General Description of its Features- Its Columns of Rock—Its Waterfalls—How to ..."

3. Our New West: Records of Travel Between the Mississippi River and the by Samuel Bowles (1869)
"THE Yo semite ! As well interpret God in thirty- nine articles as portray it to you by word of mouth or pen. As well reproduce castle or cathedral by a ..."

4. Crofutt's Trans-continental Tourist's Guide: Containing a Full and Authentic by George A. Crofutt (1875)
"The first view of Yo-semite is had at Valley View, 45 miles from Coulterville, and 12 miles from Yo-semite. Distance by this route about 100 miles. ..."

5. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"The semite is not naturally cruel. If he were so, the trait must have come ... THE ORIGINAL HOME OF THE BABYLONIAN semite On such questions as the degree of ..."

6. Gypsies, Or why We Went Gypsying in the Sierras by Dio Lewis (1881)
"But first we must jot down some information about the Yo semite, ... DISCOVERY OP THE YO semite VALLEY. , As early as 1850, the miners had established ..."

7. Teresina in America by Thérèse Yelverton, Maria Theresa] [Longworth (1875)
"NE of the most stupendous marvels of the North American continent is the valley of the Yo semite; attractive alike to the geologist, the naturalist, ..."

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