from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly ranging over the southern Great Plains from western Kansas to northern Texas and now located in Oklahoma. The Comanche became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating south from Wyoming in the 18th century.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Comanche.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Comanche people, culture, or language.
- n. A member of the Comanche people.
- proper n. An Amerind ethnic group of North America, especially of Texas and Oklahoma.
- proper n. The nation of the Comanche people.
- proper n. The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by these people, sometimes classified as a Shoshone dialect.
- proper n. A light single-engine aircraft, the Piper PA-24 Comanche.
- proper n. A military helicopter, the RAH-66 Comanche.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma
- n. the Shoshonean language spoken by the Comanche
Spanish, from Ute kinodotst.gifmmanči.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from Spanish comanche, a corruption of Old Ute *[kɨˈman.tʃi] (“enemy”, “foreigner”) (compare Modern Southern Ute [kɨˈmaːtʃi̥] (“enemy”, “stranger”)). The Comanches’ own preferred name is Nʉmʉnʉʉ, meaning "the People". (Wiktionary)