What does Saxon mean?

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ˈsæk sənSax·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Saxon(adj)

    a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons; dominant in England until the Norman Conquest

  2. Saxon(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of the early Saxons or Anglo-Saxons and their descendents (especially the English or Lowland Scots) and their language

    "Saxon princes"; "for greater clarity choose a plain Saxon term instead of a latinate one"


  1. Saxon(Noun)

    A member of an ancient northern Germanic tribe that invaded England, together with Angles and Frisians, about the year 600.

  2. Saxon(Noun)

    A native or inhabitant of Saxony.

  3. Saxon(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Saxons.

  4. Saxon(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Saxony.

  5. Saxon(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Saxon language.

  6. Saxon(ProperNoun)

    The language of the ancient Saxons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saxon(noun)

    one of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries

  2. Saxon(noun)

    also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon

  3. Saxon(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of modern Saxony

  4. Saxon(noun)

    the language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon

  5. Saxon(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language

  6. Saxon(adj)


  7. Saxon(adj)

    of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants

  8. Origin: [L. Saxo, pl. Saxones, from the Saxon national name; cf. AS. pl. Seaxe, Seaxan, fr. seax a knife, a short sword, a dagger (akin to OHG. sahs, and perhaps to L. saxum rock, stone, knives being originally made of stone); and cf. G. Sachse, pl. Sachsen. Cf. Saxifrage.]


  1. Saxon

    Saxon is an English heavy metal band who formed in 1976, in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. As front-runners and leading lights of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. Saxon also had numerous singles in the UK Singles Chart and chart success all over Europe and Japan.They also had success in the USA. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts. They still tour regularly and have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Saxon have also influenced many bands such as Metallica and Megadeth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saxon

    saks′un, n. one of the people of North Germany who conquered England in the 5th and 6th centuries: the language of the Saxons: one of the English race: a native or inhabitant of Saxony in its later German sense: a Lowlander of Scotland: modern English.—adj. pertaining to the Saxons, their language, country, or architecture.—n. Sax′ondom, the Anglo-Saxon world.—adj. Saxon′ic.—v.t. Sax′onise, to impregnate with Saxon ideas.—ns. Sax′onism, a Saxon idiom; Sax′onist, a Saxon scholar.—Saxon architecture, a style of building in England before the Norman Conquest, marked by the peculiar 'long and short' work of the quoins, the projecting fillets running up the face of the walls and interlacing like woodwork, and the baluster-like shafts between the openings of the upper windows resembling the turned woodwork of the period; Saxon blue, a deep liquid blue used in dyeing; Saxon green, a green colour; Saxon shore (Litus Saxonicum), in Roman times, the coast districts of Britain from Brighton northwards to the Wash, peculiarly exposed to the attacks of the Saxons from across the North Sea, and therefore placed under the authority of a special officer, the 'Count of the Saxon Shore.' [A.S. Seaxeseax, Old High Ger. sahs, a knife, a short sword.]

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  1. axons, Naxos

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saxon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saxon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Saxon in a Sentence

  1. Salvador de Madaringa:

    The Anglo-Saxon conscience doesn't keep you from doing anything. It just keeps you from enjoying it.

  2. Manda Forster:

    And it makes sense that the later Benedictine monastery was built on the site of its Anglo-Saxon predecessor.

  3. Dirk Graber:

    In the last 12 months the appetite for late-stage companies in Germany by Anglo-Saxon investors has increased significantly.

  4. William Jennings Bryan:

    Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.

  5. William Jennings Bryan:

    Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.

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