- Proper noun. An ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before its conquest by Israelites.
- Proper noun. A subfamily of the Semitic languages, which were spoken by the ancient peoples of the Canaan region, including Canaanites, Israelites, Phoenicians, and Philistines.
- Proper noun. A member of a Jewish sect in Biblical times who were fanatically opposed to the Roman occupation.
- Noun. A member of the ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before its conquest by Israelites.
- Noun. (context, by extension) A zealot or fanatic.
- Adjective. Of or pertaining to the people or language of Canaan.
- Adjective. Of or pertaining to this sect or its followers; Canaanitic.
- Adjective. (by extension) zealous or fanatical.