- a member of a Semitic people that inhabited parts of ancient Palestine and were conquered by the Israelites and largely absorbed by them.
- a group of Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Phoenician, spoken chiefly in ancient Palestine and Syria.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Canaan, the Canaanites, or the Canaanite group of languages.
- a group of ancient languages belonging to the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family and including Canaanite, Phoenician, Ugaritic, and Hebrew
- denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
- a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied the land of Canaan before the Israelite conquest
- the extinct language of this people, belonging to the Canaanitic branch of the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
- (in later books of the Old Testament) a merchant or trader (Job 40:30; Proverbs 31:24)