from The Century Dictionary.

  • etc. See Hindu, etc.

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

  • noun A native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious name it is restricted to followers of the Veda.

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

  • noun dated Alternative spelling of Hindu.
  • adjective dated Alternative spelling of Hindu.

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

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
  • noun a person who adheres to Hinduism
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Hinduism


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  • Signature YY of 'A treatise on the form and material of the sickle used by the Welsh Druids in cutting the mistletoe, 'being a series of quotations in Arabic, Hindoo, Greek, German, and Gaelic, cemented together by thin lines of English.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • There are three principal gods, who compose what is called the Hindoo triad.

    Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen.

  • Another thing, try to get them to remember that when they are dealing with Japan it has nothing whatever to do with the Chinese question or with the question commonly called the Hindoo question - although I do not think there is a Hindoo in it the question of India and the Sikhs from there.

    Our Japanese Allies

  • A Hindoo is a Hindoo and a brother to the man who knows his vernacular.

    American Notes

  • A Hindoo is a Hindoo and a brother to the man who knows his vernacular.

    American Notes

  • On the road home Fritz continued these demonstrations -- springing against the legs of the shikaree so as occasionally to impede his progress, evidently convinced -- either from his own observation or from the respect which he saw the others were paying him -- that the Hindoo was the hero of the day!

    The Cliff Climbers A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters"

  • Cow Adumbla, 'licking the rime from the rocks,' has a kind of Hindoo look.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • Records at Guyett's Funerals show that he was cremated on June 10, 1947, and his religion has been given as "Hindoo". - Top HomePage-TopStories News Headlines

  • "Awaiting, therefore, the conclusion of the ceremonies of approach, upon which he always insisted and which were shortly to be rendered so absurd, the prince at last, calling the Hindoo by name, demanded the occasion of his presence.

    The Flaw in the Sapphire

  • "Hindoo", combined with Greek, Roman, Chinese, Gothick or Mughal forms – rendered in brick, stone, playful stucco or newfangled cast iron – were used to create previously unknown wonders such as John Nash's Brighton Royal Pavilion of 1815-21.

    British architecture: Georgian


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