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. Spanish(noun)

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

  2. Spanish, Spanish people(adj)

    the people of Spain

  3. Spanish(adj)

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

    "Spanish music"

Wiktionary

  1. Spanish(Noun)

    People of Spain, collectively.

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

  2. Spanish(Noun)

    People of Hispanic origin.

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

  3. Spanish(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Spain.

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

  4. Spanish(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the people or culture of Spain.

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

  5. Spanish(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Spanish language.

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

  6. Spanish(ProperNoun)

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

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

  7. spanish(Verb)

    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. Spanish(adj)

    of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards

  2. Spanish(noun)

    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.

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. Christian Adel Mirza:

    What they are signing is a letter of intent, though not a contract, which contains both their rights as well as their duties, they have to learn Spanish, and they have to retrain because they were captured young, before they could develop a career or a profession.

  2. The CDC Staples:

    Where we saw the biggest jump was after it reached the Spanish-speaking countries in the region.

  3. Lopez Oliva:

    They were imbued with anti-communism from the Spanish civil war. They sided with the United States and supporters of the old Batista regime and so the trouble began as a political, not religious, confrontation, yes, the Castros have changed, but so has the Church, and that is why reconciliation is now possible.

  4. Mireya Mora:

    I believe this woman may be racist because the family in front of her is white. Me and my grandma are Hispanic and she started telling me about my distance and harassing me and my son once I started speaking Spanish to my grandma.

  5. Mariano Rajoy:

    The state may use any available judicial and political mechanism contained in the constitution and in the laws to defend the sovereignty of the Spanish people and of the general interest of Spain, those who want to divide and split Catalonia from Spain must know that they will not succeed.

Images & Illustrations of Spanish

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