Semite: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sem'īt or, esp. Brit., sē'mīt), [key]
- a member of any of various ancient and modern peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including the Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs.
- a Jew.
- a member of any of the peoples descended from Shem, the eldest son of Noah.
- semite (Thesaurus)