What does Spanish mean?

Definitions for Spanish
ˈspæn ɪʃSpan·ish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Spanish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Spanishnoun

    the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain

  2. Spanish, Spanish peopleadjective

    the people of Spain

  3. Spanishadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain

    "Spanish music"

Wiktionary

  1. Spanishnoun

    People of Spain, collectively.

    Etymology: From Spainish, Spanish, from Spain + -ish.

  2. Spanishnoun

    People of Hispanic origin.

    Etymology: From Spainish, Spanish, from Spain + -ish.

  3. Spanishadjective

    Of or pertaining to Spain.

    Etymology: From Spainish, Spanish, from Spain + -ish.

  4. Spanishadjective

    Of or pertaining to the people or culture of Spain.

    Etymology: From Spainish, Spanish, from Spain + -ish.

  5. Spanishadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Spanish language.

    Etymology: From Spainish, Spanish, from Spain + -ish.

  6. Spanishnoun

    A Romance language primarily spoken in Spain and in the Americas.

    Etymology: From Spainish, Spanish, from Spain + -ish.

  7. spanishverb

    To subject to spanishing, a printing process in which an ink is deposited on the bottoms and sides of depressions formed in a plastic material

    Etymology: From Spainish, Spanish, from Spain + -ish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spanishadjective

    of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards

  2. Spanishnoun

    the language of Spain

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spanish

    span′ish, adj. of or pertaining to Spain.—n. the language of Spain.—n. Span′iard, a native or citizen of Spain.—Spanish bayonet, any one of several species of yucca with straight sword-shaped leaves; Spanish broom, a hardy deciduous Mediterranean shrub with showy yellow fragrant flowers; Spanish chalk, a variety of talc; Spanish cress, a species of peppergrass; Spanish fly, a blister-beetle, a cantharid possessing a strong blistering principle, cantharidine: a preparation of cantharides used as a vesicant; Spanish fowl, a breed of the domestic hen—also White-faced black Spanish; Spanish grass, esparto; Spanish juice, extract of liquorice-root; Spanish Main, a name given to the north coast of South America from the Orinoco to Darien, and to the shores of the former Central American provinces of Spain contiguous to the Caribbean Sea—the name is often popularly applied to the Caribbean Sea itself: Spanish sheep, a merino; Spanish soap, Castile soap.—Walk Spanish, to be compelled to walk on tiptoe through being lifted up by the collar and the seat of the trousers—hence to proceed or act under compulsion.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spanish' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2934

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spanish' in Adjectives Frequency: #401

How to pronounce Spanish?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Spanish in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spanish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spanish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Spanish in a Sentence

  1. Roberto Mukaro Borrero:

    I have a real problem when those people preferring to affirm an African or even a Spanish side to their history say that I can't affirm who I am as an indigenous person, as though everybody else is entitled to be who they are on our ancestral homeland, except us.

  2. Juan Orlando Zepeda:

    We want to send a letter to Eloy (Velasco) and the Spanish king so that they respect our sovereignty, our people, that they respect our institutions, our constitution, our citizens and our army.

  3. Kim Barker:

    What the Spanish intended was that the Mission be the seed of a community. So it was a success, we need to respect that, at the end of the day, it did its job. It is in the middle of a very large city. And that is also part of the story of the Alamo.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    If someone asks me a question in Spanish, just for the record, don't take offense that I answered in Spanish. It's not an offense to you. It's a respect for others, this idea that somehow people that speak another language aren't, you know, like assimilated into our lives -- here's the dirty little secret: they speak both.

  5. Laura Saiz:

    I didn't grow up speaking Spanish. I can speak some but not a lot, that she was accepted for her Spanish and English songs.

Images & Illustrations of Spanish

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