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German (European)

Definition:

a person of German nationality or descent

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

Germans

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Boche [offensive] | boche [offensive] | Fritz [offensive] | Hun [offensive] | Jerry [offensive] | Kraut [offensive] | Krauthead [offensive]

Etymology:

Latin Germanus, Germani ("the peoples of Germania"), as distinct from Gauls (in...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of German...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

German [disambiguation] | German(s)

may refer to: something deriving from or relating to Germany | the German language, spoken in Germany and nearby countries | Germans, the people associated with the country of Germany | Ethnic Germans, a person who is of German descent | Germanic... (38 of 200 words, 23 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/German

Merriam-Webster:

German [entry 1, noun] | Jerry [British] | Jerries [British, plural]

a member of any of the germanic peoples inhabiting western Europe in Roman times | a native or inhabitant of germany ; a person of German descent ; ... (27 of 139 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/german

German [entry 2, adjective]

of, relating to, or characteristic of germany, the germans, or German (11 of 23 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/german show=3

American Heritage Dictionary:

german | German

An intricate dance for many couples. | A party for dancing at which this dance is featured. | Having the same parents or the same grandparents on ... (25 of 127 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/german

Wiktionary:

German | Germans [plural] | Boches [outdated, slang, plural] | Jerry [outdated, slang] | Krauts [ethnic slur, offensive, slang, plural] | boches [outdated, slang, plural] | Teuton [synonym, sense-specific] | Boche [synonym, sense-specific] | Fritz [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

A native or inhabitant of Germany; a person of German citizenship or nationality. | A member of the Germanic ethnic group which is the most populous ethnic group in Germany; a person of German descent. | A member of a Germanic tribe. | An Indo-European... (42 of 122 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/German

New World Dictionary:

german | German

closely related: now chiefly in compounds, meaning ; having the same ... | a person born or living in Germany ; the West Germanic language spoken ... (25 of 118 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/german

Oxford Dictionary:

German | Kraut [informal, offensive] | Germanist [derived]

a native or inhabitant of Germany, or a person of German descent. | a West Germanic language used in Germany, Austria, and parts of Switzerland, and ... (25 of 116 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/German

Macmillan British Dictionary:

German | Germans [plural]

[countable] someone from Germany | [uncountable] the official language of Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein, and one of the official languages of ... (20 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/German

German [adjective]

someone who is German is from Germany | relating to Germany, or its language or culture (15 of 39 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/German 6

Cambridge Dictionary:

German [entry 1]

the language of Germany, Austria and parts of Switzerland See table of : Geographical names. | a person from Germany See table of : Geographical ... (24 of 40 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/german 1

German [entry 2]

of or relating to Germany See table of : Geographical names. (11 of 14 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/german 2

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Germans | Teutons | Chamavi | Cimbri | Eruli | Gepidae | Heruli | Marcomanni

great ethnic complex of ancient Europe, a basic stock in the composition of the modern peoples of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Austria, ... (23 of 280 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0820632​.html

Collins Dictionary:

Germany | Deutschland [German] | Federal Republic of Germany [official]

a country in central Europe: in the Middle Ages the centre of the Holy Roman Empire; dissolved into numerous principalities; united under the ... (23 of 578 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/germany

Random House Dictionary:

Germany | Deutschland [German] | Deutsches Reich [archaic]

a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West ... (26 of 63 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/germany

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Germany | Federal Republic of Germany [officially] | Deutschland [German] | Bundesrepublik Deutschland [German]

country of north-central Europe, traversing the continent's main physical divisions, from the outer ranges of the Alps northward across the varied ... (21 of 2040 words, 99 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/231186​/Germany

Encarta Dictionary:

German | Germans [plural]

somebody who comes from Germany | the official language of Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein and one of the official languages of Switzerland, also ... (22 of 586 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861675023​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

German | Germans [plural]

Origin: Latin Germanus, Germani ("the peoples of Germania"), as distinct from Gauls (in the writings of Caesar and Tacitus), and of uncertain ultimate origin (possibly Celtic). Not related to the Latin adjective germānus (whence the... (34 of 56 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/German

Oxford Dictionary:

German

Origin: Latin Germanus, used to designate related peoples of central and northern Europe, a name perhaps given by Celts to their neighbours; compare ... (22 of 27 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/German

Merriam-Webster:

German [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Medieval Latin Germanus, from Latin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/german

Encarta Dictionary:

German | Germans [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin Germanus, applied to a group of related peoples of northern and central Europe

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861675023​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

German | Germans [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "German"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/German

Collins Dictionary:

german | German

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "German"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/german

Macmillan British Dictionary:

German | Germans [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "German"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/German

German [adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "German"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/German 6

Macmillan American Dictionary:

German | Germans [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "German"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/German

German [adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "German"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/German 6

Cambridge Dictionary:

German [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "German"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "German"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/german 1

the Free Dictionary:

German

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "German"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "German"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "German" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/German

Google Dictionary:

German | Germans [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "German"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=German

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

German

Audio: North American pronunciation of "German"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=german​01 word=German

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