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Definitions of german

  1. of a more or less German nature; somewhat German; " Germanic peoples"; " his Germanic nature"; " formidable volumes Teutonic in their thoroughness"
  2. the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
  3. a native or inhabitant of Germany
  4. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language; " German philosophers"; " German universities"; " German literature"
  5. a person of German nationality
  6. The German language.
  7. Nearly related; closely akin.
  8. A native or one of the people of Germany.
  9. A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures.
  10. A social party at which the german is danced.
  11. The language.
  12. One of the people of Germany; the language of the Germans.
  13. Pertaining to Germany, its people, or language.
  14. Of the same stock or parentage; germane.
  15. A kind of round dance with many figures.
  16. A native of Germany: the German language:- pl. GERMANS.
  17. Of or from Germany.
  18. A native, or the language, of Germany.
  19. Of the first degree, as cousin- german.
  20. Pertaining to Germany.
  21. Pertaining to Germany, its people, or its language.
  22. A native or citizen of Germany.
  23. The language of Germany.
  24. The cotillion.
  25. Having the same parents or grandparents: used after the noun; as, cousins german.
  26. Germane.
  27. A native of Germany; the German language; related in the first degree; of the same stock or kin; germane. See Germ. Cousins german, the sons or daughters of brothers or sisters; first cousins.
  28. Of or pertaining to Germany.
  29. Of the first degree of relationship; of the same stock; nearly allied; natural: cousins- german, the sons or daughters of brothers or sisters.
  30. A native of Germany; also the language.
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Usage examples for german

  1. The lips once so warm under his gave him merely the formal German kiss. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 by Rupert Hughes
  2. In 1726 a German named John Peter Zenger set up as a printer in New York. – A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 by Henry R. Plomer
  3. I tried him in German, I tried him in French. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  4. Before the War, and almost until the end of it, most Arabs believed in the German destiny. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  5. My hand takes the money, and it is not German money. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. This seems still more so if we compare the Anglo- Saxon hrafn, the German Rabe, Old High- German hraban. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  7. I am but a poor German scholar. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  8. He told me all I had told him from the beginning in German. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. " You don't seem glad to see me," von Sternburg said, in German. – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  10. This time the German was plain enough and produced its effect. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  11. The German artillery was ready and intensified its fire. – The Story of the "9th King's" in France by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
  12. He wasn't of the same believing nature as the street- car people, and the German and others. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  13. I demanded in English and at once repeated it in German. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. The country was full of these American- speaking German " square- heads." – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. This done, she put the light back on the table, and going to the window, listened for the first sounds of the German advance. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  16. Show me a German and Ill have a go at him as fast as you or any man. – Press Cuttings by George Bernard Shaw
  17. To please him she had upon her marriage given up drinking wine, which, for a German, was considered a great sacrifice. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  18. Is that a German woman? – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  19. German is the only language I know that can do him justice. – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  20. As if any German could even begin to understand Tintoret! – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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