Definitions of dutch

  1. of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture; " Dutch painting"; " Dutch painters"
  2. the West Germanic language of the Netherlands
  3. the people of the Netherlands; " the Dutch are famous for their tulips"
  4. Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.
  5. The people of Holland; Dutchmen.
  6. The language spoken in Holland.
  7. Pertaining to, or like, the people of Holland, or their language.
  8. The language of Holland: the Dutch, the people of Holland.
  9. Originally the Germanic race: the German peoples generally: now only applied to the people of Holland. " The word comes from theod, people or nation; each nation, of course, thinking itself the people or nation above all others. And the opposite to Dutch is Welsh- that is, strange, from wealh, a stranger. In our forefathers' way of speaking, whatever they could understand was Dutch, the tongue of the people, whatever they could not understand they called Welsh, the tongue of the stranger. 'All lands, Dutch and Welsh, ' is a common phrase to express the whole world. This is the reason why, when our forefathers came into Britain, they called the people whom they found on the land the Welsh. For the same reason, the Teutons on the Continent have always called the Latin- speaking nations with whom they have had to do- Italian, Provencal, and French- Welsh. People who know only the modern use of the words might be puzzled if they turned to some of the old Swiss chronicles, and found the war between the Swiss and Duke Charles of Burgundy always spoken of as a war between the Dutch and the Welsh. Any one who knows German will be at once ready with instances of this use of the word, sometimes meaning strange, or foreign in the general sense, sometimes meaning particularly French or Italian. The last case which I know of the word being used in England in the wide sense is in Sir Thomas Smith's book on the Government of England, written in the time of Queen Elizabeth, where he speaks of 'such as be walsh and foreign, ' not meaning Britons in particular, but any people whose tongue cannot be understood."- E. A. Freeman.
  10. The people of Holland, or their language.
  11. Loosely, the German race or language.
  12. Pertaining to Holland or to its inhabitants. Dutch concert, a concert in which each sings his own song simultaneously with the others; an amusement in which each one sings any song he chooses, and the company join in with some popular chorus at the end of each verse. Dutch courage, false courage, or courage inspired by stimulants. Dutch metal or gold, an alloy of copper and bronze made into leaves, and largely used in the ornamenting of toys, & c. Dutch drops, the balsam of turpentine. Dutch pink, a pigment obtained from the plant Reseda Inteola. Dutch rush, the Equisetum hyemale of botanists.
  13. The people of Holland; their language; originally the Germans.
  14. Pert. to Holland- its language or inhabitants; Dutch- clinkers, long narrow bricks from Holland, very hard, and appearing as if vitrified.

Usage examples for dutch

  1. He didn't know that all of them Knocked after they got around the Dutch Lunch. – Ade's Fables by George Ade
  2. I examined a Dutch ship attentively. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  3. It has been in existence for over a thousand years, and was owned by the Dutch, the Spaniards, and the English, before it became permanent French territory. – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward
  4. 35. A Dutch Doll's Ditties. – Humpty Dumpty's Little Son by Helen Reid Cross
  5. As soon as I was in the large cutter, the lieutenant became visible; I asked him whether the captain was out of the ship, he answered that a Dutch captain had saved him. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  6. Rembrandt's influence upon Dutch art was far- reaching, and appeared immediately in the works of his many pupils. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  7. I ran over, and sure enough it was my old partner, Canada Bill, and with him another great capper by the name of Dutch Charlie. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  8. This mode is employed in the eastern islands under the English and Dutch rule, and it is surprising that the Spaniards also do not adopt it, or some other method to increase resources that are so much needed. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  9. French, Italian, German, and double- Dutch,- what an accomplished person you will be! – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  10. The Dutch are hospitable, no? – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  11. Difficulties surrounded him again when the actual battles with the Dutch began. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  12. The Dutch went to war with the English upon this, and there were many terrible sea- fights, in which James, Duke of York, the king's brother, shewed himself a good and brave sailor. – Young Folks' History of England by Charlotte M. Yonge
  13. " It's because he's Dutch," returned Lulu, in the same low tone. – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  14. But there are strong reasons for believing that this dark deed owed its origin in part to the influence of the Spaniards and Dutch, who looked with much distrust upon the growth of the rival establishment. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  15. A seaman who had run from a Dutch ship entered on the Endeavour, was claimed by the Dutch on the grounds that he was a Dane from Elsinore. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  16. The Dutch wanted pictures to hang on their walls; pictures they could live with. – The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures by Lorinda Munson Bryant
  17. You ask a French question and you get a Dutch answer. – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  18. There's a man at the club called Funkelstein whom everybody supposed was a German, but now he says he's Dutch. – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  19. In some families, perhaps of Dutch origin, the day was kept instead of Christmas, but for most of the fellows it was a dull time. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  20. Well, old Dutch William had a very good idea of taking care of himself, that's all I can say. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn