What does German mean?

Definitions for Germanˈdʒɜr mən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word German.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. German(noun)

    a person of German nationality

  2. German, High German, German language(adj)

    the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic

  3. German(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language

    "German philosophers"; "German universities"; "German literature"

Wiktionary

  1. German(Noun)

    An inhabitant of Germany; a person of German descent.

  2. German(Noun)

    A member of a Germanic tribe.

    Rome was sacked by Germans and the Western Roman Empire collapsed.

  3. German(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the country of Germany.

    He is half German, half American.

  4. German(Adjective)

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

    cousin-german

  5. German(Adjective)

    Of, in or relating to the German language.

  6. German(ProperNoun)

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

    German has three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter.

  7. german(Noun)

    A near relative.

  8. german(Adjective)

    Having the same mother and father; a full (brother or sister).

    He is half German, half American.

  9. german(Adjective)

    Being born to oneu2019s blood aunt or uncle, a first (cousin).

    cousin-german

  10. german(Adjective)

    Closely related, akin.

  11. Origin: From germani, as distinct from Gauls (Caesar, Tacitus).

Webster Dictionary

  1. German(adj)

    nearly related; closely akin

  2. German(noun)

    a native or one of the people of Germany

  3. German(noun)

    the German language

  4. German(noun)

    a round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures

  5. German(noun)

    a social party at which the german is danced

  6. German(noun)

    of or pertaining to Germany

  7. Origin: [OE. german, germain, F. germain, fr. L. germanus full, own (said of brothers and sisters who have the same parents); akin to germen germ. Cf. Germ, Germane.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. German

    jėr′man, adj. of the first degree, as cousins german: closely allied.—n. one from the same stock or closely allied.—adj. Germane′, nearly related: relevant, appropriate. [O. Fr. germain—L. germanus, prob. for germinanusgermen, -inis, origin.]

  2. German

    jėr′man, n. a native of Germany; the German language:—pl. Ger′mans.—adj. of or from Germany.—adjs. Germanesque′, marked by German characteristics; German′ic, pertaining to Germany.—adv. German′ically.—v.i. Ger′manise, to show German qualities.—adj. Ger′manish, somewhat German in qualities.—ns. Ger′manism, an idiom of the German language; Ger′manist.—adj. Germanis′tic, pertaining to the study of German.—n. Ger′man-sil′ver, an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc, white like silver, and first made in Germany.—High German, the variety of Teutonic speech, originally confined to 'High' or Southern Germany, but now accepted as the literary language throughout the whole of Germany; Low German, properly Plattdeutsch, the general name for the dialects of Germany which are not High German, but also applied by philologists to all the West Germanic dialects except High German (including English, Dutch, Frisian), and formerly in a still wider sense including also Gothic and Scandinavian. [L. Germani, 'shouters,' from Celt. gairm, a loud cry; or 'neighbours'—i.e. to the Gauls, from Celt. (Old Ir.) gair, a neighbour.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'German' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #986

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'German' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2518

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'German' in Nouns Frequency: #1096

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'German' in Adjectives Frequency: #123

Anagrams for German »

  1. engram, Engram

  2. ragmen

  3. manger

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of German in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of German in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Albert Einstein:

    If my theory of relativity proves to be correct, Germany will claim me a German, and France will claim me a citizen of the world. However, if it proves wrong, France will say I'm a German, and Germany will say that I'm a jew.

  2. Christian Prudhomme:

    Germany is a major country in the world of cycling, thanks to ARD's channels, I am delighted that the German public will be able to follow the Tour de France on German public TV, unencrypted, daily and live the race for the next two years.

  3. The Briton:

    I don't know at the moment, there is no contract with Hockenheim. And German Grand Prix organizers haven't had an agreement. Originally German Grand Prix organizers were going to support it with somebody to help German Grand Prix organizers with the finance. It didn't happen.

  4. Eric Schweitzer:

    The economy ministry's proposals are eroding fair competition in Europe's electricity market at the expense of German coal-powered stations, the inevitable increase in electricity prices will place an additional burden on the German economy and stunt the competitiveness of many companies.

  5. Christian Stocker:

    The German data shows that the manufacturing activity is still expanding and concerns that a recent rise in the euro would hurt German companies are definitely overdone. The German economic growth has been solid and gives support to the stock market, i think the majority of analysts will be revising their 2015-16 earnings forecasts higher during the next six months.

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Translations for German

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • primo carnal, hermano carnalSpanish
  • آلمانیPersian
  • germaine, germainFrench
  • прв братучед, прва братучедкаMacedonian
  • germanoPortuguese
  • двоюродный брат, дкровная сестра, двоюродная сестра, кровный братRussian

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