Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of a republic.
  • adjective Favoring a republic as the best form of government.
  • adjective Of, relating to, characteristic of, or belonging to the Republican Party of the United States.
  • noun One who favors a republic as the best form of government.
  • noun A member of the Republican Party of the United States.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of or pertaining to a republic or common wealth: as, a republican constitution or government.
  • Consonant to the principles of a republic: as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners.
  • Of or pertaining to or favoring the Republican party: as, a Republican senator. See below.
  • In ornithology, living in community; nesting or breeding in common: as, the republican or sociable grosbeak, Philetærus socius; the republican swallow, formerly called Hirundo respublicana. See cuts under hive-nest.
  • In United States history:
  • noun One who favors or prefers a republican form of government.
  • noun A member of a republican party; specifically , in United States history, a member of the Republican party.
  • noun In ornithology, the republican swallow.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a republic.
  • adjective Consonant with the principles of a republic
  • adjective (U.S. Politics) One of the existing great parties. It was organized in 1856 by a combination of voters from other parties for the purpose of opposing the extension of slavery, and in 1860 it elected Abraham Lincoln president.
  • noun One who favors or prefers a republican form of government.
  • noun (U.S.Politics) A member of the Republican party.
  • noun The American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together.
  • noun A South African weaver bird (Philetærus socius). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw.
  • noun See under Red.

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

  • adjective having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government
  • noun a member of the Republican Party
  • noun a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
  • adjective relating to or belonging to the Republican Party
  • noun an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From republic +‎ -an, partly after French républicain.

Examples

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  • "I do like Republicans. I like macho men. I want a man who exudes manliness when he walks into a room without saying anything. I want a man who can strangle a puma to death with his bare hands. Feisty!"

    October 13, 2007

  • Wow. By extension, all Republicans can strangle pumas while exuding manliness?

    Eew.

    October 13, 2007

  • How do you exude manliness? I didn't know that stuff seeped.

    October 13, 2007

  • It's like sweat. It secretes from my pores.

    October 13, 2007

  • So you need a man-towel, then.

    October 13, 2007

  • Do pumas exude anything? Republicans, maybe?

    October 13, 2007

  • I wouldn't want to see that.

    October 13, 2007

  • WHAT MAKES PEOPLE VOTE REPUBLICAN?

    September 12, 2008

  • Easy, whichbe: the little baby Jesus.

    September 12, 2008

  • I want a puma who can strangle a Republican to death with his bare paws. Then eat him. Yummy!

    September 12, 2008