Hindoo old anglicized form of HINDU (Cf. Hindu) (q.v.).

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  • Hindoo — is an archaic spelling of Hindu. It may refer to:* The Hindu religion, or the Indian people in general * Hindoo, a famous racehorse. * Hindoo style, a Western style of architecture in which Indian motifs are used. * Hindoo a Norwegian bark… …   Wikipedia

  • Hindoo — Hin doo, Hindu Hin du (?; 277), n.; pl. {Hindoos}or {Hindus}. [Per. Hind[=u], fr. Hind, Hind[=u]st[=a]n, India. Cf. {Indian}.] A native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hindoo — [hin′do͞o΄] adj., n. n.pl. Hindoos, adj. archaic sp. of HINDU …   English World dictionary

  • Hindoo — archaic var. of HINDU. * * * Hindoo see Hindu …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hindoo — I. noun see Hindu I II. adjective see Hindu II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hindoo — /hin dooh/, n., pl. Hindoos, adj. Hindu. * * * …   Universalium

  • hindoo — adj. pertaining to Hindus or Hinduism (main religion of India) n. one who adheres to Hinduism; native or resident of Hindustan or India …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hindoo — /ˈhɪndu/ (say hindooh) noun (plural Hindoos) 1. → Hindu (defs 1 and 2). –adjective 2. → Hindu (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hindoo style — Hindoo, an archaic spelling of Hindu, is a term used in architectural history to refer to Western imitations of Indian architecture in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The use of archaic spelling parallels the term gothick used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Hindoo calendar — Hin doo calendar or Hindu calendar Hindu calendar . A lunisolar calendar of India, according to which the year is divided into twelve months, with an extra month inserted after every month in which two new moons occur (once in three years). Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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