from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a pre-Islamic nomadic people of the Syrian-Arabian deserts.
- n. An Arab.
- n. A Muslim, especially of the time of the Crusades.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A group of nomadic people from the Sinai.
- n. An Arab or any Muslim, especially one involved in the Crusades.
- n. A pirate in the Mediterranean.
- n. A type of six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the common term among Christians in Europe for a Mohammedan hostile to the crusaders.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given by the later Romans and Greeks to the nomadic tribes on the Syrian borders of the Roman empire; after the introduction of Mohammedanism, an Arab; by extension applied to Turks and other Mohammedans, and even to all non-Christian peoples against whom a crusade was preached.
- n. One who continued to use the old low-framed Saracenic loom in the production of arras or Saracenic tapestry, as distinguished from those who adopted the high frame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (when used broadly) any Arab
- n. (historically) a Muslim who opposed the Crusades
- n. (historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman Empire
‘The Saracen is in the Holy Land, and the Paradise has withered away.’
It has been asserted that the word Saracen comes from sarac, a robber.
Sometimes Alexander called him "Saracen" -- a finding of the imagination that dated from old days upon the moor above the Kelpie's Pool when they read together the _Faery Queen_.
Yeah he’s young, but Matt Saracen is such a multi-dimensional character.
The Tudor house, known as the Saracen's Head from its use as a 19th Century inn, was built by a rich local wool merchant and dates from 1492.
The bar used to be called the Saracen's Head but got a face-lift and a change of name in 1969 to accommodate American tourists searching their roots.
Sir Palamides the Saracen was another, and Sir Safere his brother, and Sir Segwarides his brother, but they were christened, and Sir
Raschid was a baptized Saracen who had made a fortune importing spices from the East, especially pepper.
“A baptized Saracen gave her to me,” Jack went on.
Where it came off, there's an inn, now, called the Saracen's Head.