Definitions for Germanˈdʒɜr mən

This page provides all 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"


  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.


  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).


  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.]


  1. German food

    German cuisine has evolved as a national cuisine through centuries of social and political change with variations from region to region. The southern regions of Germany, including Bavaria and neighbouring Swabia, share many dishes. Furthermore, across the border in Austria, one will find many different dishes. This originates in common religious and cultural history. Southern Germany and Austria are mainly catholic, so religious rules for lent and advent are considered in the cuisine's history, like "no meat on Fridays". However, ingredients and dishes vary by region. Many significant regional dishes have become international, but have proliferated in very different variations across the country presently. In Germany, haute cuisine has a high quality; Germany had the second most restaurants in the world with one or more stars in the 2013 Michelin Guide, trailing only France.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yale Zhang:

    The German myth is being broken.

  2. Nordea Bank economist Holger Sandte:

    German growth remains robust, the recovery continues.

  3. Gary Paulin:

    We remain a seller of German car stocks, especially BMW.

  4. Bankhaus Lampe:

    The German growth story is basically a consumption story.

  5. Marcel Fratzscher:

    Low investment is the Achilles' heel of the German economy.

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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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