from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various Native American peoples inhabiting the Ottawa River valley of Quebec and Ontario.
- n. A member of one of these peoples.
- n. Any of the varieties of the Ojibwa language spoken by the peoples called Algonquin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of an aboriginal North American people closely related to the Odawa and Ojibwe, and living mainly in Quebec.
- proper n. The language spoken by the Algonquins, a transitional language between Ojibwe and Abenaki.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a widely spread family of Indians, including many distinct tribes, which formerly occupied most of the northern and eastern part of North America. The name was originally applied to a group of Indian tribes north of the River St. Lawrence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language
- n. family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
- n. a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
Canadian French, from Malecite elakómkwik, they are our relatives.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Canadian French Algonquin, from earlier Algoumequin, from either Maliseet elakómkwik 'these are our relatives' or Micmac algoomeaking 'at the place of spearing fish and eels'. (Wiktionary)