- 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