American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Australia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
- adj. Ecology Of, relating to, or being the zoogeographic region that includes Australia and the islands adjacent to it, including New Guinea, New Zealand, Polynesia, and Tasmania.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Australia.
- n. A member of any of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.
- n. Any of the languages of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Australia, a large island, often classed as a continent, south of Asia.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Australia; specifically, a member of the aboriginal race of Australia.
- n. A person from the country of Australia or of Australian descent.
- n. A person from the continent of Australia.
- n. A language of the country or continent of Australia; Australian (Australian English).
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Australia, the Australian people or Australian languages.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Australia.
- n. a native or inhabitant of Australia
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages
- n. the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines
“MICK RYAN, AUSTRALIAN COMMANDER: My reaction to that threat is the Australian soldiers are here to help the people (INAUDIBLE).”
“JOHN HOWARD, AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER: On behalf, I now, and the great majority of the Australian people, I express very strong support for the action initiated by the Americans and supported by British forces.”
“JOHN HOWARD, AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER: The Australian people are very tough.”
“The decision followed an objection to the application that argued The Australian Party could easily be mistaken or confused for a number of existing parties that use the word Australian in their name.”
“Tuesday to the Australian High Commissioner, Philip Green, condemning what it calls the Australian government's undermining of workers 'interests.”
“He always wore a three-piece suit; Shirl, his wife, had always insisted that he should camouflage what she called his Australian belly.”
“Navy officers serving in the Middle East were kitted out with the uniforms with the badge carrying an extra "L" in the word Australian, Seven News reported.”
“It contested that the word 'Australian' in the party's name would cause confusion with other political parties, but this was rejected.”
“I painted mine in what I called Australian desert colours, so when it got cold during the winter you were at least visually warm.”
“He plans to introduce what he describes as Australian bulk ramp mining methods to the operation - indeed these are already under way at the Galaxy mine, which is currently producing around 23,000 ounces of gold a year at a cash cost of $500 an ounce, with a view to building this up to 63,000 ounces a year by Q4 2011 and 75,000 ounces by 2015, with cash costs falling at the higher mining rate to around $400 an ounce.”
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