follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

android

[an-droid] /ˈæn drɔɪd/
noun
1.
an automaton in the form of a human being.
Origin of android
1720-1730
1720-30; < New Latin androīdēs. See andr-, -oid
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for android
British Dictionary definitions for android

android

/ˈændrɔɪd/
noun
1.
(in science fiction) a robot resembling a human being
adjective
2.
resembling a human being
Word Origin
C18: from Late Greek androeidēs manlike; see andro-, -oid

Android

/ˈændrɔɪd/
noun
1.
trademark a software package for smartphones, including many application programs
2.
a smartphone that uses this software
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for android
n.

"automaton resembling a human being," 1842, from Modern Latin androides (itself attested as a Latin word in English from 1727), from Greek andro- "human" (see andro-) + eides "form, shape." Greek androdes meant "like a man, manly;" cf. also Greek andrias "image of a man, statue." Listed as "rare" in OED 1st edition (1879), popularized from c.1951 by science fiction writers.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
android in Medicine

android an·droid (ān'droid')
adj.
Possessing human features and form.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for android

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for android

9
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for android