Definition of German

1. Noun. A person of German nationality.

Group relationships: Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany
Generic synonyms: European
Specialized synonyms: Teuton, East German, Boche, Hun, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Berliner, Prussian, Bavarian
Specialized synonyms: Armin, Arminius, Hermann

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language. "German literature"
Partainyms: Germany

3. Noun. The standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic.
Exact synonyms: German Language, High German
Examples of category: Frau, Fraulein, Herr
Generic synonyms: West Germanic, West Germanic Language
Specialized synonyms: Old High German, Middle High German, Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch
Geographical relationships: Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany
Derivative terms: Germanic, Germanic

Definition of German

1. a. Nearly related; closely akin.

2. n. A native or one of the people of Germany.

3. a. Of or pertaining to Germany.

Definition of German

1. Noun. An inhabitant of Germany; a person of German descent. ¹

2. Noun. A member of a Germanic tribe. ¹

3. Proper noun. An Indo-European (Indo-Germanic) language, primarily spoken in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol, Switzerland, Luxembourg(,) and a small part of Belgium. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the country of Germany. ¹

5. Adjective. Of or relating to the natives or inhabitants of Germany; to people of German descent. ¹

6. Adjective. Of, in or relating to the German language. ¹

7. Adjective. (obsolete except in set terms) Having the same mother and father; a full (brother or sister). ¹

8. Adjective. (obsolete except in set terms) Being born to one’s blood aunt or uncle, a first (cousin). ¹

9. Adjective. (obsolete) Closely related, akin. ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete) A near relative. ¹

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Definition of German

1. an elaborate dance [n -S]

Medical Definition of German

1. Of or pertaining to Germany. German Baptists. See Dunker. German bit, a wood-boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point. German carp, the crucian carp. German millet, a character resembling modern German type, used in English printing for ornamental headings, etc, as in the words. German tinder. See Amadou. Origin: L. Germanus. See German. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

German Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of German

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Literary usage of German

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bismarck by Charles Grant Robertson (1919)
"Bismarck as a figure in history has a twofold significance : by the\ accomplishment of german unification and the foundation of a german Empire under ..."

2. Pan-Germanism by Roland Greene Usher (1913)
"PAN-germanISM CHAPTER I THE CAUSES OF german AGGRESSION FOR some years those at all familiar with current international affairs ..."

3. A History of Germany: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Friedrich Kohlrausch (1852)
"The Sources of the most ancient german History—The Nature of the Country—The ... THE history of the origin, and of the earliest state of the german nation, ..."

4. True Stories of the Great War: Tales of Adventure--heroic Deeds--exploits by Francis Trevelyan Miller (1917)
""BEHIND THE german VEIL" WITH VON HINDENBURG | Record of a Remarkable War Pilgrimage Told by Count Van Maurik De Beaufort This is the remarkable story of a ..."

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