[hin-dee] /ˈhɪn di/
the most widely spoken of the modern Indic vernaculars, especially its best-known variety, Western Hindi.
a literary language derived from Hindustani, used by Hindus.
a language or group of dialects of N central India. It belongs to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family and is closely related to Urdu See also Hindustani
a formal literary dialect of this language, the official language of India, usually written in Nagari script
a person whose native language is Hindi
1825 as an adjective; 1880 as a language name, from Hind “India” (see Hindu) + -i, suffix expressing relationship.
[hahynd-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈhaɪndˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/ adjective 1. furtherest behind or nearest the rear; last. /ˈhaɪndˌməʊst/ adjective 1. furthest back; last adj. late 14c., from hind (adj.) + -most. Thra. What, if a toy take ’em i’ the heels now, and they run all away, and cry, ‘The devil take […]
[hin-doo] /ˈhɪn du/ noun, plural Hindoos, adjective 1. . [hin-doo] /ˈhɪn du/ noun 1. a person, especially of northern India, who adheres to . adjective 2. of or relating to Hindus or . /ˈhɪnduː; hɪnˈduː/ noun, adjective (pl) -doos 1. an older spelling of Hindu /ˈhɪnduː; hɪnˈduː/ noun (pl) -dus, -doos 1. a person who […]
[hin-doo-iz-uh m] /ˈhɪn duˌɪz əm/ noun 1. . [hin-doo-iz-uh m] /ˈhɪn duˌɪz əm/ noun 1. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many schools of philosophy and theology, many popular […]
[hin-doo-stah-nee, -stan-ee] /ˌhɪn dʊˈstɑ ni, -ˈstæn i/ noun, adjective 1. . [hin-doo-stah-nee, -stan-ee] /ˌhɪn dʊˈstɑ ni, -ˈstæn i/ noun 1. a standard language and lingua franca of northern India based on a dialect of Western Hindi spoken around Delhi. Abbreviation: Hind. Compare (def 2), . adjective 2. of or relating to Hindustan, its people, or […]