Definitions for Anglo-Saxonˈæŋ gloʊˈsæk sən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

An•glo-Sax•onˈæŋ gloʊˈsæk sən(n.)

  1. a native or inhabitant of any of the kingdoms formed by the West Germanic peoples who invaded and occupied Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries a.d.

    Category: Peoples

  2. Category: Peoples

    Ref: (formerly) Old English (def. 1). 1

  3. plain and simple English; blunt, monosyllabic, or vulgar language.

  4. a native of England, or a person of English ancestry, esp. in the U.S.

    Category: Peoples

  5. (adj.)of or pertaining to the Anglo-Saxons, or to the period of Anglo-Saxon dominance in Britain, ending with the Norman Conquest in 1066.

    Category: Peoples

  6. of or pertaining to Great Britain together with countries colonized by Britons, where English is the dominant language and most of the population is of European descent, as the United States.

    Category: Peoples

  7. of English ancestry.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Anglo-Saxon:

1605–15; NL, ML Anglo-Saxōnēs, Anglī Saxōnēs (pl.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Anglo-Saxon(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest

  2. Anglo-Saxon(noun)

    a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'

    "in the ninth century the Vikings began raiding the Anglo-Saxons in Britain"; "his ancestors were not just British, they were Anglo-Saxons"

  3. Old English, Anglo-Saxon(adj)

    English prior to about 1100

  4. Anglo-Saxon(adj)

    of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language

    "Anglo-Saxon poetry"; "The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland"


  1. Anglo-Saxon(Noun)

    Germanic peoples inhabiting medieval England.

  2. Anglo-Saxon(Noun)

    A person of British or North European descent.

  3. Anglo-Saxon(Adjective)

    Related to the Anglo-Saxon peoples or language.

  4. Anglo-Saxon(Adjective)

    Related to nations which speak primarily English; especially United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia.

  5. Anglo-Saxon(ProperNoun)

    The inflected ancestor language of modern English, also called Old English, spoken in Britain from about 400 AD to 1100 AD.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anglo-Saxon(noun)

    a Saxon of Britain, that is, an English Saxon, or one the Saxons who settled in England, as distinguished from a continental (or "Old") Saxon

  2. Anglo-Saxon(noun)

    the Teutonic people (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) of England, or the English people, collectively, before the Norman Conquest

  3. Anglo-Saxon(noun)

    the language of the English people before the Conquest (sometimes called Old English). See Saxon

  4. Anglo-Saxon(noun)

    one of the race or people who claim descent from the Saxons, Angles, or other Teutonic tribes who settled in England; a person of English descent in its broadest sense

  5. Anglo-Saxon(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Anglo-Saxons or their language

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Anglo-Saxon

    the name usually assigned to the early inflected form of the English language.

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