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Definition 1: any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant greyish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for brahmin in the sense of this definition

(brahmin is a kind of ...) any of various members of the genus Bos

(... is a kind of brahmin ) domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia

(... is a member of brahmin) wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini

Definition 2: the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for brahmin in the sense of this definition

(brahmin is a kind of ...) (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)

(brahmin is a member of ...) a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas

"originally all brahmans were priests"

Definition 3: a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas - [noun denoting person]

Samples where brahmin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • originally all brahmans were priests

Synonyms for brahmin in the sense of this definition

(brahmin is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India

(... is a kind of brahmin ) one of a group of brahmans who uphold nonsectarian orthodoxy according to the Vedanta school of Hinduism

(... is a member of brahmin) the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category

Definition 4: a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where brahmin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a Boston brahman

Synonyms for brahmin in the sense of this definition

(brahmin is a kind of ...) a member of the aristocracy

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