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Adjective asian has 2 senses
- Asian, Asiatic - of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture; "Asian countries"
- Asian, oriental - denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java; "Oriental politeness"; "for people of South and East Asian ancestry the term `Asian' is preferred to `Oriental'"; "Asian ancestry"
Antonym: western (indirect, via eastern)
Noun asian has 1 sense
- Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
--1 is a kind of inhabitant, dweller, denizen, indweller; person of color, person of colour
--1 has particulars:
| ||coolie, cooly; Oriental, oriental person; Indian; Eurasian; Afghan, Afghanistani; Altaic; Armenian; Bangladeshi; Bengali; Bhutanese, Bhutani; Burmese; Byzantine; Cambodian, Kampuchean; Chinese; Malay, Malayan; Hindu, Hindoo, Hindustani; Indonesian; Irani, Iranian, Persian; Iraqi, Iraki; Israelite; Israeli; Japanese, Nipponese; Jordanian; Korean; Kurd; Kuwaiti; Lao, Laotian; Lebanese; Malaysian; Maldivian, Maldivan; Nepalese, Nepali; Pakistani; Parthian; Sinhalese, Singhalese; Sherpa; Syrian; Taiwanese; Tajik, Tadzhik; Thai, Tai, Siamese; Tibetan; Turki; Kazakhstani; Vietnamese, Annamese; Singaporean; Sri Lankan; Trojan, Dardan, Dardanian; Timorese|