Asian - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɪʃn|
Brit.  |ˈeɪʒ(ə)n|

noun

- a native or inhabitant of Asia (syn: asian, asiatic)

adjective

- of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture(syn: asian, asiatic)

Examples

There are many Asians living in South America.

Asian countries

the introduction of an Asian plant species to America

...it's absurd to suggest that there's an equality in the evil committed by the Nazis and the crimes of the government of that Asian country...

The store sells Indian, Asian, and Middle Eastern foods under the umbrella of international cuisine.

...a story of what happens when modern American mores and traditional Asian values collide...

Several Asian fish have become naturalized in these lakes.

The house is decorated in a pastiche of Asian styles.

Westerners tend to be unfamiliar with Asian customs.

Black and Asian music

The US has been canvassing support from other Asian states.

He was a fountain of information on Asian affairs.

The mighty U.S. army was humbled by a small South East Asian country.

Two thirds of the pupils are of Asian origin.

Asian pupils complained of racial prejudice at the school.

Word forms

noun
singular: Asian
plural: Asians
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