What does Scots mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Scottish, Scots, Scots Englishadjective

    the dialect of English used in Scotland

  2. Scots, Scottish, Scotchadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language

    "Scots Gaelic"; "the Scots community in New York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'"


  1. Scotsadjective


  2. Scotsnoun

    A Germanic language closely related to English and descended from northern dialects of Middle English, spoken in parts of Scotland, now especially in the central, northeastern and southern regions of the country.

  3. Etymology: and Northern variant of Scottish.


  1. Scots

    Scots (endonym: Scots; Scottish Gaelic: Albais, Beurla Ghallta) is an Anglic language variety in the West Germanic language family, spoken in Scotland and parts of Ulster in the north of Ireland (where the local dialect is known as Ulster Scots). Most commonly spoken in the Scottish Lowlands, Northern Isles and northern Ulster, it is sometimes called Lowland Scots or Broad Scots to distinguish it from Scottish Gaelic, the Goidelic Celtic language that was historically restricted to most of the Scottish Highlands, the Hebrides and Galloway after the 16th century. Modern Scots is a sister language of Modern English, as the two diverged independently from the same source: Early Middle English (1150–1300).Scots is recognised as an indigenous language of Scotland, a regional or minority language of Europe, as well as a vulnerable language by UNESCO. In the 2011 Scottish Census, over 1.5 million people in Scotland reported being able to speak Scots.As there are no universally accepted criteria for distinguishing a language from a dialect, scholars and other interested parties often disagree about the linguistic, historical and social status of Scots, particularly its relationship to English. Although a number of paradigms for distinguishing between languages and dialects exist, they often render contradictory results. Broad Scots is at one end of a bipolar linguistic continuum, with Scottish Standard English at the other. Scots is sometimes regarded as a variety of English, though it has its own distinct dialects;: 894  other scholars treat Scots as a distinct Germanic language, in the way that Norwegian is closely linked to but distinct from Danish.: 894 


  1. scots

    "Scots" can refer to several related concepts: 1) As an adjective, it is used to describe anything related to Scotland, including its people, culture, dialect, etc. 2) As a noun, "Scots" is commonly used to refer to the people of Scotland, or individuals of Scottish descent. 3) In a linguistic context, "Scots" can also refer to the Scots language, a Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster in Ireland. Note that it's not to be confused with Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic language spoken in parts of Scotland.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scotsadjective

    of or pertaining to the Scotch; Scotch; Scottish; as, Scots law; a pound Scots (1s. 8d.)

  2. Etymology: [For older Scottis Scottish. See Scottish.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Scots

    See “Scotia.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scots in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scots in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Scots in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Evans:

    The Scots've lost The Scots first game, but I think The Scots just need to put that behind The Scots now. The Scots can take the positives from that game and work on the negative aspects, the goal hasn't changed, whether that be finishing in first, second or potentially third place, The Scots goal is to get out of that group.

  2. Rhonda Jones:

    Regardless of how they do in the competition the nation will be supporting them every step of the way, they are history makers and are living the dream of every little girl, and boy, in The Scots.

  3. Rupert Murdoch:

    Scots probably will hold the balance.

  4. Alex Salmond:

    If Donald Trump turns off people in Scotland, then he's likely to turn off Scots-Americans as well, it looks like Scots-Americans are going to be added to this ever-growing list of people alienated by Donald Trump.

  5. John Guy:

    It’s a stunning piece of research, and these discoveries will be a literary and historical sensation, they mark the most important new find on Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, for 100 years.

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    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    • A. equity
    • B. relocation
    • C. value
    • D. empire

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