a person of German nationality
German, High German, German language(adj)
the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language
"German philosophers"; "German universities"; "German literature"
An inhabitant of Germany; a person of German descent.
A member of a Germanic tribe.
Rome was sacked by Germans and the Western Roman Empire collapsed.
Of or relating to the country of Germany.
He is half German, half American.
Of or relating to the natives or inhabitants of Germany; to people of German descent.
Of, in or relating to the German language.
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.
A near relative.
Having the same mother and father; a full (brother or sister).
He is half German, half American.
Being born to oneu2019s blood aunt or uncle, a first (cousin).
Closely related, akin.
Origin: From germani, as distinct from Gauls (Caesar, Tacitus).
nearly related; closely akin
a native or one of the people of Germany
the German language
a round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures
a social party at which the german is danced
of or pertaining to Germany
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
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 germinanus—germen, -inis, origin.]
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'German' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #986
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Rank popularity for the word 'German' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2518
Rank popularity for the word 'German' in Nouns Frequency: #1096
Rank popularity for the word 'German' in Adjectives Frequency: #123
The numerical value of German in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of German in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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