What does Maltese mean?

Definitions for Maltese
mɔlˈtiz, -ˈtisMal·tese

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Maltesenoun

    a native or inhabitant of Malta

  2. Maltese, Maltese language, Maltinoun

    the national language of the Republic of Malta; a Semitic language derived from Arabic but with many loan words from Italian, Spanish, and Norman-French

  3. Maltese, Maltese catnoun

    a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat

  4. Maltese dog, Maltese terrier, Malteseadjective

    breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat

  5. Malteseadjective

    of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants

    "Maltese customs officers"


  1. Maltesenoun

    The inhabitants of Malta.

  2. Maltesenoun

    An inhabitant or a resident of Malta.

  3. Malteseadjective

    Of or pertaining to Malta or its language.

  4. Maltesenoun

    The Semitic language of Malta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malteseadjective

    of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants

  2. Maltese

    a native or inhabitant of Malta; the people of Malta


  1. Maltese

    The Maltese is a small breed of dog in the Toy Group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area. The breed name and origins are generally understood to derive from the Mediterranean island nation of Malta; however, the name is sometimes described with reference to the distinct Adriatic island of Mljet, or a defunct Maltese town called Melita.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maltese

    mal-tēz′, n. a native, or the natives, of Malta: the dialect, a corrupt Arabic mixed with Italian.—adj. belonging to Malta, or to its inhabitants.—Maltese cross (see Cross); Maltese dog, a very small spaniel with long silky hair.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maltese in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maltese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Maltese in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Kukies:

    The Polish finance minister announced an absolute veto against any additional taxation of coal, the Maltese finance minister pointed out that the idea of higher taxes for flights would be against the interests of any island country such as his country.

  2. Fox News:

    For a lot of years, we would go to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, and I would always bring my baby Maltese to play with her baby Lab.

  3. Joseph Muscat:

    Lifeline will be granted permission to enter a Maltese port, where procedures for identification, ascertaining their asylum eligibility, and distribution to other member states will start immediately, the Maltese government took the lead on a solution before the situation escalated to a humanitarian crisis.

  4. Frans Timmermans:

    This is a question that, I think, can be raised with the Maltese authorities when discussing the passport scheme.

  5. The Maltese government:

    In the event that the vessel enters Maltese ports, there shall be investigations and possible action taken in regards to the MV Lifeline.

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