Definitions

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Australia.

from The 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.

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

  • 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

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Examples

  • MICK RYAN, AUSTRALIAN COMMANDER: My reaction to that threat is the Australian soldiers are here to help the people (INAUDIBLE).

    CNN Transcript Sep 28, 2006

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2001

  • JOHN HOWARD, AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER: The Australian people are very tough.

    CNN Transcript Oct 14, 2002

  • 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.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Tuesday to the Australian High Commissioner, Philip Green, condemning what it calls the Australian government's undermining of workers 'interests.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He always wore a three-piece suit; Shirl, his wife, had always insisted that he should camouflage what she called his Australian belly.

    Autumn Maze

  • 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.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • It contested that the word 'Australian' in the party's name would cause confusion with other political parties, but this was rejected.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • "I painted mine in what I called Australian desert colours, so when it got cold during the winter you were at least visually warm."

    Music news, reviews, comment and features | guardian.co.uk

  • 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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