from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, characterized by, or advocating democracy: democratic government; a democratic union.
  • adj. Of or for the people in general; popular: a democratic movement; democratic art forms.
  • adj. Believing in or practicing social equality: "a proper democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords” ( George du Maurier).
  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.
  • adj. Relating to a political party so called; usually, Democratic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.
  • adj. belonging to or relating to the Democratic party, the political party so called.
  • adj. Befitting the common people; -- opposed to aristocratic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characteristic of democracy as a principle of government.
  • [cap. or lowercase] In U.S. politics, of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Democratic party; being a supporter of the Democratic party: as, a Democratic newspaper; the Democratic platform; a Democratic convention.
  • Pertaining to or characteristic of democracy as a social principle; maintaining or manifesting equal natural rights and privileges; hence, free from forced inequality or servility; being on a common level: opposed to aristocratic: as, a democratic community or assemblage; democratic manners.

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

  • adj. belong to or relating to the Democratic Party
  • adj. characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality
  • adj. representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

democrat +‎ -ic; see democracy; also influenced indirectly by Middle French democratique and directly by Ancient Greek δημοκρᾰτικός (demokratikos, "of or for democracy", "favoring or suited for democracy")


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