European

[ yoo r-uh-pee-uh n, yur- ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈpi ən, ˌyɜr- /

adjective

of or relating to Europe or its inhabitants.
native to or derived from Europe: traditional European customs; European languages.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Europe.
a person of European descent.
(in East Africa and Asia) a white person; Caucasian.

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Origin of European

1595–1605; < Latin Eurōpae(us) (see Europe, -eous) + -an

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Example sentences from the Web for pro-european

British Dictionary definitions for pro-european (1 of 2)

pro-European

adjective

having enthusiasm or admiration for the European Union

noun

a person who admires the European Union

British Dictionary definitions for pro-european (2 of 2)

European
/ (ˌjʊərəˈpɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Europe or its inhabitants
native to or derived from Europe

noun

a native or inhabitant of Europe
a person of European descent
a supporter of the European Union or of political union of the countries of Europe or a part of it

Derived forms of European

Europeanism, noun
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