- [kɔ:'keɪzɪən, -ʒ(ə)n]adjective1》 relating to or denoting a broad division of humankind covering peoples from Europe, western Asia, and parts of India and North Africa.↘white-skinned; of European origin.2》 relating to the region of the Caucasus in SE Europe.noun a Caucasian person.UsageCaucasian (or Caucasoid) belonged to a set of terms introduced by 19th-century anthropologists attempting to categorize human races. Although such classification is now outdated and potentially offensive, the term Caucasian has acquired a more restricted meaning, especially in the US, as a synonym for ‘white or of European origin’, as in the police are looking for a Caucasian male in his forties.
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Caucasian — may refer to: *Caucasian, an adjective describing anything from the Caucasus region **Peoples of the Caucasus, humans from the Caucasus region **Languages of the Caucasus, languages spoken in the Caucasus region *Caucasian race, a racial… … Wikipedia
Caucasian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a broad division of humankind covering peoples from Europe, western Asia, and parts of India and North Africa. 2) white skinned; of European origin. 3) relating to the region of the Caucasus in SE Europe. ► NOUN ▪ a… … English terms dictionary
Caucasian — Cau*ca sian, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the Caucasus, a mountainous region between the Black and Caspian seas. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the white races of mankind, of whom the people about Mount Caucasus were formerly taken as the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Caucasian — Cau*ca sian, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus, esp. a Circassian or Georgian. [1913 Webster] 2. A member of any of the white races of mankind. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Caucasian — 1807, from CAUCASUS (Cf. Caucasus) Mountains, between the Black and Caspian seas; applied to the white race 1795 (in German) by Ger. anthropologist Johann Blumenbach, because its supposed ancestral homeland lay there; since abandoned as a… … Etymology dictionary
Caucasian — [kôkas′ikkô kā′zhən] adj. 1. of the Caucasus or its peoples or cultures 2. CAUCASOID 3. designating or of the two or more independent families of languages spoken in the Caucasus: Also Caucasic [kôkas′ik] n. 1. a person born or living in the… … English World dictionary
Caucasian — [[t]kɔːke͟ɪʒən[/t]] Caucasians 1) ADJ A Caucasian person is a white person. [FORMAL] ...a 25 year old Caucasian male. Syn: white N COUNT A Caucasian is someone who is Caucasian. Ann Hamilton was a Caucasian from New England. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n… … English dictionary
Caucasian — UK [kɔːˈkeɪzɪən] / US [kɔˈkeɪʒ(ə)n] adjective formal used for describing a white person, for example from Europe, North America, or Australia Derived word: Caucasian UK / US noun countable Word forms Caucasian : singular Caucasian plural… … English dictionary
Caucasian — /kɔˈkeɪʒən / (say kaw kayzhuhn) adjective 1. Also, Caucasoid, Caucasic. Ethnology relating to the so called white race , including the peoples of Europe, south western Asia, and northern Africa, so named because the native peoples of the Caucasus … Australian English dictionary
Caucasian — adjective someone who is Caucasian belongs to the race that has white or pale skin Caucasian noun (C) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English