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

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Europe.
  • noun A person of European descent.
  • adjective Of or relating to Europe or its peoples, languages, or cultures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to or connected with Europe; native to or derived from Europe: as, the European race of men; European plants; European civilization: European news.
  • noun A native of Europe; a person born of European parents or belonging to Europe.
  • noun More generally, a member of the European race, or of any one of the races of Europe; a person of European descent in any country outside of Europe, as distinguished from the indigenous people of such country.

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

  • proper noun A native or an inhabitant of Europe.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Europe, or to its inhabitants.
  • adjective [U. S.] having rooms to let, and leaving it optional with guests whether they will take meals in the house; -- said of hotels.

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

  • adjective Related to Europe or the European Union.
  • noun Person living or originating from Europe.
  • noun Person who resides within the European Union.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Europe

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French Européen, viâ Latin europaeus, ultimately from Ancient Greek Ευρωπαίος (Europaios, "European").

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