What does Swiss mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Swiss, Swiss peopleadjective

    the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland

  2. Swissadjective

    of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture

    "the Swiss army"


  1. Swissnoun

    A person from Switzerland or of Swiss descent.

  2. Swissadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Switzerland or the Swiss people.

  3. Etymology: Adopted from Suisse in circa 1515, alongside the form Switzer directly loaned from German.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swiss

    a native or inhabitant of Switzerland; a Switzer; the people of Switzerland

  2. Swissadjective

    of or pertaining to Switzerland, or the people of Switzerland

  3. Etymology: [F. Suisse, of German origin. Cf. Switzer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swiss

    swis, adj. of or belonging to Switzerland.—n. a native of Switzerland: the language of Switzerland: a High German patois, spoken in fifteen of the cantons.—n. Swit′zer, a native of Switzerland: one of a hired bodyguard of a king or pope.—Swiss Guards, a celebrated corps or regiment of Swiss mercenaries in the French army of the old régime, constituted 'Gardes' by royal decree in 1616.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Swiss' in Adjectives Frequency: #785

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swiss in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swiss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Swiss in a Sentence

  1. Bank Vontobel analyst Stefan Schneider:

    Following today's news, we reduce risk-adjustment on our peak sales estimates of 423 million Swiss francs ($424 million)to 40%, increasing our price target to 334 francs from 332.

  2. Christopher Wheeler:

    FICC is showing some signs of life but that is because rates are back, commodities are back and there's been more volatility surrounding events like the Swiss franc cap. This is positive given the dull FICC markets in recent years.

  3. The OAG:

    The investigations have revealed that in summer 2002 Franz Beckenbauer accepted a loan of 10 million Swiss francs in his own name and for his own account from Robert Louis-Dreyfus. This sum was used to fund various payments made via a Swiss law firm to a Qatari company belonging to Mohammed Bin Hammam.

  4. Bank Vontobel analyst Bernd Pomrehn:

    Holcim Philippines operates in a high-growth market and is profitable, but the divestment would have helped LafargeHolcim to reduce its net debt by 1.8 billion Swiss francs, however, even without this transaction we expect the company's deleveraging to proceed.

  5. Howard Markel:

    All these tools are like layers of Swiss cheese. They all have holes in it, but if you layer them together, you kind of block up the holes.

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. subrogation
    • B. sousing
    • C. omphalos
    • D. urus

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