What does German mean?

Definitions for German
ˈdʒɜr mənGer·man

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.

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

  2. German(Noun)

    A member of a Germanic tribe.

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

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

  3. German(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the country of Germany.

    He is half German, half American.

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

  4. German(Adjective)

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

    cousin-german

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

  5. German(Adjective)

    Of, in or relating to the German language.

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

  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.

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

  7. german(Noun)

    A near relative.

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

  8. german(Adjective)

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

    He is half German, half American.

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

  9. german(Adjective)

    Being born to one's blood aunt or uncle, a first (cousin).

    cousin-german

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

  10. german(Adjective)

    Closely related, akin.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. German(adj)

    nearly related; closely akin

    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.]

  2. German(noun)

    a native or one of the people of 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.]

  3. German(noun)

    the German language

    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.]

  4. German(noun)

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

    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.]

  5. German(noun)

    a social party at which the german is danced

    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.]

  6. German(noun)

    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

  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

How to pronounce German?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say German in sign language?

  1. german

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

Examples of German in a Sentence

  1. Clemens Binninger:

    Gerhard Schindler said. But German secret service officials have observed a disturbing new trend that combines the two threats. Radicals already in Germany are increasingly trying to penetrate the shelters that hold desperate and increasingly volatile refugees who made it to Germany. They have to be careful, because indigenous Islamists and Salafists could try to take advantage of the desperation of the refugees and to achieve their fanatical ideas, said Clemens Binninger, a member of Parliament. Much of the fear has been driven by the fact that ISIS has clearly stated its plan to send jihadists to Western Europe amid the refugee wave. Fighters with valid documents from European Union countries can enter and exit without being detected, and ISIS has reportedly seized hundreds of Syrian blank passports. As a result, European jihadists could be returning amid the wave, and fighters from Syria and Iraq could be sneaking into Western Europe under humanitarian cover, where they can slip into society using doctored documents. Assassins of Paris, of Brussels and the train between Paris and Amsterdam were either radicalized European Muslims or European jihadists, returned from the battlefields, they're making contact with the network of political Salafists, which have been previously recruited to ISIS. Turkey, a European Union member which has taken in an estimated 2 million refugees from Syria, blasted European nations for turning away refugees and making the continent a.

  2. White House:

    Oneof Americas leading scientists, Dr. Jeffries was crucial to the United States war effort in World War II, his efforts enabled the United States to develop artillery shells capable of piercing the armor of German tanks, and his contributions to the Manhattan Project helped end the war in the Pacifictheater.

  3. Heinrich Heine:

    The German is like the slave who, without chains, obeys his masters merest word, his very glance. The condition of servitude is inherent in him, in his very soul and worse than the physical is the spiritual slavery. The Germans must be set free from wit

  4. Giacomo Mori:

    It's not impossible but it's a tall order and there is no margin for error, alfa has to offer all the technology and perks that are a given in those German cars and something else.

  5. Bankhaus Lampe:

    Industrial production is floppy - there currently is no power in the sector, the German growth story is basically a consumption story.

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