Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Australia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Australasian biogeographic region.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Australia.
  • noun A member of any of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.
  • noun Any of the languages of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Australia, a large island, often classed as a continent, south of Asia.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Australia; specifically, a member of the aboriginal race of Australia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Australia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person from the country of Australia or of Australian descent.
  • noun A person from the continent of Australia.
  • noun A language of the country or continent of Australia; Australian (Australian English).
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Australia, the Australian people or Australian languages.

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

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Australia
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages
  • noun 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

  • 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.

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  • 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."

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