Definition of Arabian in English:


Pronunciation /əˈrābēən/ /əˈreɪbiən/

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  • Relating to Arabia or its inhabitants.

    ‘I stepped out of the plane and into the Arabian summer heat’
    • ‘Southern Iraq was inhabited by Arabian tribesmen, some of whom recognized the Sesanian monarchy.’
    • ‘Then, the camera shows the baffled Englishman looking like a lost tourist in a busy Arabian street, shouting ‘Hello?’’
    • ‘Amouage, an Arabian perfume manufacturer based in Oman used to provide perfume exclusively to royalty but has expanded its market around the world.’
    • ‘Christiane, who is originally from Germany, is presently advertising to perform her Arabian belly dancing at Christmas parties and other functions.’
    • ‘Although accurate, it does not provide alternative methodologies for studying pre-Islamic Arabian society.’


  • 1historical A native or inhabitant of Arabia.

  • 2

    (also Arabian horse)
    A horse of a breed originating in Arabia, with a distinctive dished face and high-set tail.


Arab is now generally used in reference to people; the use of Arabian in this sense is historical