dutch

[d_ˈʌ_tʃ], [dˈʌt͡ʃ], [dˈʌt‍ʃ]

Definitions of dutch:

  1.   The language of Holland: the Dutch, the people of Holland. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   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. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   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. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Pert. to Holland- its language or inhabitants; Dutch- clinkers, long narrow bricks from Holland, very hard, and appearing as if vitrified. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   The people of Holland; their language; originally the Germans. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Pertaining to, or like, the people of Holland, or their language. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for dutch:

  1. The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands, and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies, had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly wise and free institutions of the Dutch – Albert Bushnell Hart
  2. I had the luck that my parents educated me in three languages. With my mother I spoke Dutch with my father Italian, and in the school I learned German. But my host language is Italian. – Michelle Hunziker
  3. Actually, my cd was released in 1985, in return for two German missionaries and a Dutch urologist. – Emo Philips
  4. Scoring two goals at against Wembley against a Dutch team that was supposed to rip us apart and ripping them apart- it doesn't get any better than that. – Teddy Sheringham
  5. When I was 5, my mother threw a party, and a friend and I wrote and performed a play called The Dutch Doll. – Mira Sorvino

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. “ 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
  3. You ask a French question and you get a Dutch answer. ” – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  4. 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
  5. 35. A Dutch Doll's Ditties. ” – Humpty Dumpty's Little Son by Helen Reid Cross
  6. 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
  7. The Dutch are hospitable, no? ” – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  8. 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
  9. “ I examined a Dutch ship attentively. ” – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  10. French, Italian, German, and double- Dutch what an accomplished person you will be! ” – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell

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