Definitions for German
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word German.
a person of German nationality
German, High German, German languageadjective
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 one's blood aunt or uncle, a first (cousin).
Closely related, akin.
Etymology: From germani, as distinct from Gauls (Caesar, Tacitus).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: germanus, Latin.
Not he alone shall suffer what wit can make heavy, and vengeance bitter; but those that are german to him, though removed fifty times, shall come under the hangman. William Shakespeare.
Brother; one approaching to a brother in proximity of blood: thus the children of brothers or sisters are called cousins german.
Etymology: germain, French; germanus, Lat.
They knew it was their cousin german, the famous Amphialus. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
And to him said, go now, proud miscreant,
Thyself thy message do to german dear. Fairy Queen, b. i.
These Germans did subdue all Germany,
Of whom it hight; but in the end their fire,
With foul repulse, from France was forced to retire. F. Q.
Wert thou a bear, thou wouldst be kill’d by the horse; wert thou a horse, thou wouldst be seiz’d by the leopard; wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to the lion, and the spots of thy kindred were juries on thy life. William Shakespeare, Timon.
You’ll have your nephews neigh to you; you’ll have coursers for cousins, and genets for germans. William Shakespeare, Othello.
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
Etymology: [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
It cannot be that German clients are treated as second class clients, they are the backbone of the company.
Norges Bank Investment Management intends to join a legal action against Volkswagen arising out of that the company provided incorrect emissions data, we have been advised by our lawyers that the company's conduct gives rise to legal claims under German law. As an investor, it is our responsibility to safeguard the fund's holding in Volkswagen.
I think( commercial rights holders) Liberty Media has a great problem in having more demand than supply which is good and also good for the teams as fundamentally we share a large part of the prize fund, we will encourage them to look at the German Grand Prix but it is( Formula One chief executive) Chase( Carey's) call to decide where we go.
I won't vote 'no' because I think Greece definitely needs a bailout and we need to keep Greece in the euro zone, but I, and a large majority of the fraction, do not have confidence in the German government to act in a way that will prevent a Grexit.
As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man, he always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed. Rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in German in 2003. ((AP Photo/Jan Pitman).
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- primo carnal, hermano carnalSpanish
- Saksan kieliFinnish
- germaine, germainFrench
- 독일 사람Korean
- прва братучедка, прв братучедMacedonian
- germano, alemãoPortuguese
- limba germanaRomanian
- двоюродный брат, дкровная сестра, двоюродная сестра, кровный братRussian
- tiếng ĐứcVietnamese
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