from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Polynesia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Polynesia.
- n. A subfamily of the Austronesian language family spoken in Polynesia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Polynesia.
- n. A person from Polynesia.
- n. A language group spoken by these people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Polynesia (the islands of the eastern and central Pacific), or to the Polynesians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- [lowercase] Full of islands, as an archipelago.
- Specifically, of or pertaining to Polynesia
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Polynesia, a division of Oceania east of Australia and Malaysia, or, in the more modern and restricted sense, a division of Oceania east of Micronesia and Melanesia.
- Noting a family of languages having general affinities of form and considerable similarity of vocabulary, spoken throughout Polynesia, except in the western areas included in Melanesia and Micronesia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to Polynesia or its people or culture
- n. a native or inhabitant of Polynesia
- n. the branch of the Austronesian languages spoken from Madagascar to the central Pacific
From Ancient Greek πολύς (polus, "many") + νήσος (nesos, "island") (Wiktionary)