Australian

noun a native or national of Australia, or a person of Australian descent.
adjective relating to Australia.
Derivatives
Australianism noun
Origin
from Fr. australien, from L. australis in the phr. Terra Australis 'the southern land', the name of the supposed southern continent.

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  • Australian — I. /əsˈtreɪljən / (say uhs traylyuhn), /ɒs / (say os ) adjective 1. of or relating to Australia. –noun 2. a person native to or resident in Australia: *There is no longer any single simple answer to the question of what it is to be an Australian …   Australian English dictionary

  • australian — AUSTRALIÁN, Ă, australieni, e, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Persoană care face parte din populaţia de bază a Australiei sau este originară de acolo. 2. adj. Care aparţine Australiei sau populaţiei ei, privitor la Australia sau la populaţia ei.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Australian — Aus*tra li*an, a. [From L. Terra Australis southern land.] Of or pertaining to Australia. n. A native or an inhabitant of Australia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Australian — 1690s (noun, in reference to aboriginal inhabitants), 1814 (adj.), from AUSTRALIA (Cf. Australia). Australianism in speech is attested from 1891 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Australian — ► NOUN ▪ a person from Australia. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Australia. ORIGIN from Latin Terra Australis the southern land , the name of the supposed southern continent …   English terms dictionary

  • Australian — [ô strāl′ē ən, ôstrāl′yən] adj. 1. of Australia or its people 2. designating or of the biogeographic realm that includes Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea n. a person born or living in Australia …   English World dictionary

  • Australian — /aw strayl yeuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Australia, its inhabitants, or their languages. 2. Zoogeog. belonging to a geographical division comprising Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Celebes, the Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, and adjacent… …   Universalium

  • Australian — n. & adj. n. 1 a native or national of Australia. 2 a person of Australian descent. adj. of or relating to Australia. Phrases and idioms: Australian bear a koala bear. Australian Rules a form of football played with a Rugby ball by teams of 18.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Australian — 1. noun a) A person from the country of Australia or of Australian descent. b) A person from the continent of Australia. 2. adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Australia, the Australian people or Australian languages. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • Australian — [[t]ɒstre͟ɪliən[/t]] ♦♦ Australians 1) ADJ Something that is Australian belongs or relates to Australia, or to its people or culture. She went solo backpacking for eight months in the Australian outback. 2) N COUNT An Australian is someone who… …   English dictionary

  • Australian — I UK [ɒˈstreɪlɪən] / US [ɔˈstreɪlɪən] noun Word forms Australian : singular Australian plural Australians someone from Australia II UK [ɒˈstreɪlɪən] / US [ɔˈstreɪlɪən] adjective 1) someone who is Australian is from Australia 2) relating to… …   English dictionary

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