Hispanic ADJECTIVE relating to Spain or the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.
NOUN a Spanish-speaking person, especially one of Latin American descent, living in the US.
DERIVATIVES Hispanicize (also Hispanicise) verb.
ORIGIN Latin Hispanicus, from Hispania 'Spain' .

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  • Hispanicize — His*pan i*cize, v. t. To give a Spanish form or character to; as, to Hispanicize Latin words. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hispanicize —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌsīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: often capitalized : to make Spanish: a. : to cause to acquire a quality, qualities, traits or outlook distinctive of Spanish culture or Spaniards to hispanicize the conquered Indians b. : to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hispanicize — transitive verb see Hispanic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hispanicize — Hispanicization, n. /hi span euh suyz /, v.t., Hispanicized, Hispanicizing. (sometimes l.c.) 1. to make Spanish or Latin American, as in character, custom, or style. 2. to bring under Spanish or Latin American domination or influence. Also, esp.… …   Universalium

  • Hispanicize — verb a) To make Spanish, as to customs, culture, pronunciation, or style. b) To translate into Spanish. See Also: Hispanicization …   Wiktionary

  • hispanicize — his·pan·i·cize …   English syllables

  • Hispanic — adjective Etymology: Latin hispanicus, from Hispania Iberian Peninsula, Spain Date: circa 1889 of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the United States; especially one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hispanic — ( es. hispano, hispánico; pt. hispânico; la. Hispānus, adjective from Hispānia , the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania (geographically coinciding with the Iberian peninsula; …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish missions in New Mexico — Part of the Spanish missions in the Americas series Arizona …   Wikipedia

  • Hispanicization — or Hispanization [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2 q=hispanicization Dictionary definition of Hispanicization] ] is the process by which a place or a person absorbs characteristics of Hispanic society and culture. Hispanicization of a …   Wikipedia

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