Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Colorado and southeast Wyoming, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and central Wyoming. Traditional Arapaho life was based on the buffalo-hunting culture of the Great Plains.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Algonquian language of the Arapaho.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of the Arapaho people
  • proper n. A Native American people of Wyoming and Oklahoma.
  • proper n. The Algonquian language of this people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a tribe of Plains Indians formerly inhabiting eastern Colorado and Wyoming (now living in Oklahoma and Wyoming)
  • n. the Algonquian language spoken by the Arapaho

Etymologies

Crow aaraxpéahu, those with many tattoos.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Shortly after he baptized the Arapaho children they fell ill, and the tribe concluded that his religion was false.

    Centennial

  • Of course, Kiowa replacement, which may be called the Arapaho, will not perform all the functions of the Lynx, but that is no bad thing.

    Realism from the Anglosphere

  • UPDATE: About 20 years ago, the US Navy was testing a similar program called ARAPAHO: In the Arapaho program, the Naval Air Systems Command developed a portable, modularized aviation facility intended for installation aboard container ships.

    EagleSpeak

  • "Arapaho, " one of them muttered, but now the photographer was shouting at them to remain very still, and he had barely taken the picture when a wild shout arose from a distance and a group of young Indian braves galloped onto a large open field, where President Arthur sat under a canopy.

    Centennial

  • All that’s left to the Arapaho is the Owl Creek Reservation, which is huge, but much of it not really suitable for human beings.

    Heaven’s Keep

  • Later converted with US / UK "Arapaho" project modular helicopter support equipment to test the capabilities of the Arapaho project.

    EagleSpeak

  • A headdress also crowns the head of an elderly but undaunted, buckskin-clad, fierce-looking "Arapaho" on horseback, holding the reins in one hand and a tomahawk in the other.

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  • Then the main group would take the stage for their three-hour set and we would be leaving to go back to the Arapaho Motor Lodge out by the airport with the third-division groupies on our arm.

    The Rocker Who Aged Gracefully

  • One of this exhibition's strengths is in showing us contemporary versions of traditional objects, so Harvey Pratt Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho, b. 1941 is represented by a 2008 tepee liner that, along with its tribal images, relates Mr. Pratt's experiences as a GI in Vietnam.

    The Art Behind the Narrative

  • William Redbird is a full-blooded Arapaho who goes by the name of “Billy.”

    Odd Man Out

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