Definition of Caucasian

1. Noun. A member of the Caucasoid race.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia. "Caucasian languages"
Exact synonyms: Caucasic
Derivative terms: Caucasia, Caucasus, Caucasus
Partainyms: Caucasus, Caucasus

3. Noun. A number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere.
Exact synonyms: Caucasian Language
Generic synonyms: Natural Language, Tongue
Specialized synonyms: Chechen, Circassian, Georgian, Ubykh

4. Adjective. Of or relating to Caucasian people.
Exact synonyms: Caucasoid
Similar to: White

Definition of Caucasian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Caucasus, a mountainous region between the Black and Caspian seas.

2. n. A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus, esp. a Circassian or Georgian.

Definition of Caucasian

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to the Caucasus region or its people, languages and culture. ¹

2. Adjective. (context anthropology archaic) Of a human racial classification; pertaining to people having certain phenotypical features such as straight, wavy or curly hair and very light to brown pigment pigmented skin, and originating from Europe, parts of Northern Africa and Western, Central and South Asia. ¹

3. Adjective. (US of a person) white White, being a white person: of European descent. ¹

4. Noun. A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus. ¹

5. Noun. (context: anthropology archaic) A member of the Caucasian racial classification. ¹

6. Noun. A person of European descent, a white person. ¹

7. Noun. (linguistics) A group of languages spoken in the Caucasus area. ¹

8. Noun. (humorous bartending) The White Russian, a cocktail consisting of coffee liqueur, vodka, and milk. Apparently originated in the 1998 film w:The Big Lebowski ''The Big Lebowski''. ¹

9. Adjective. (alternative capitalization of Caucasian) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caucasian

Catskill Mountains
Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale
Cattleya citrina
Catu virus
Caucasian Albania
Caucasian Iberia
Caucasian language
Caucasian race
Caucasian walnut
Caucasian zelkova
Caucasus Mountains
Cauchy-Schwarz inequality

Literary usage of Caucasian

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

1. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1846)
"The white or caucasian variety are supposed to be the descendants of Japheth ... caucasian Race.—The caucasian race is chiefly distinguished by the elegant ..."

2. The Chinese, and the Chinese Question by James Amaziah Whitney (1888)
"Discontented, and in many cases justly so, with existing conditions, the caucasian laborer cannot be expected to bear with equanimity competition with the ..."

3. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire by Robert Sears (1855)
"HIE caucasian country has a very irregular outline, and forms a sort of ... The inhabitants of the caucasian country include a great number of tribes, ..."

4. Types of Mankind Or, Ethnological Researches: Or, Ethnological Researches by Josiah Clark Nott, George Robins Gliddon, Samuel George Morton, Louis Agassiz, William Usher, Henry Stuart Patterson (1855)
"WHAT is meant by the word " caucasian ? " Almost every Ethnologist would ... Under the head caucasian are generally associated the Egyptians, the Berbers, ..."

5. Lectures on Physiology, Zoology, and the Natural History of Man: Delivered by Sir William Lawrence (1828)
"The two other varieties hold the middle places between the caucasian and the two ... Thus the Mongolian and caucasian varieties have been much intermixed in ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"More than this, it gave its name to the type, and introduced the term caucasian. Never has a single head done more harm to science than was done in the way ..."

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