Associations to the word «German»


GERMAN, noun. A native or inhabitant of Germany; a person of German citizenship or nationality.
GERMAN, noun. A member of the Germanic ethnic group which is the most populous ethnic group in Germany; a person of German descent.
GERMAN, noun. A member of a Germanic tribe.
GERMAN, noun. (uncountable) (US printing) (rare) (dated) A size of type between American and Saxon, 1½-point type.
GERMAN, proper noun. An Indo-European (Indo-Germanic) language, primarily spoken in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and a small part of Belgium.
GERMAN, adjective. Of or relating to the nation of Germany.
GERMAN, adjective. Of or relating to the natives or inhabitants of Germany; to people of German descent.
GERMAN, adjective. Of, in or relating to the German language.
GERMAN, adjective. (obsolete except in set terms) Having the same mother and father; a full (brother or sister).
GERMAN, adjective. (obsolete except in set terms) Being born to one’s blood aunt or uncle, a first (cousin).
GERMAN, adjective. (obsolete) Closely related, akin.
GERMAN, noun. (obsolete) A near relative.
GERMAN, noun. An elaborate round dance, often with a waltz movement.
GERMAN, noun. A social party at which the german is danced.
GERMAN AUGMENTED SIXTH CHORD, noun. (music) a chord with the tonic, lowered submediant, lowered mediant, and raised subdominant scale degrees
GERMAN AUGMENTED SIXTH CHORDS, noun. Plural of German augmented sixth chord
GERMAN AUTUMN, proper noun. A set of events in late 1977, revolving around the kidnapping and murder of industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer, by the Red Army Faction (RAF), and the hijacking of the Lufthansa aeroplane Landshut by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
GERMAN BIT, noun. A wood-boring tool with a long elliptical pod and a screw point.
GERMAN CAMOMILE, noun. Alternative form of German chamomile
GERMAN CARP, noun. Mirror carp
GERMAN CHAMOMILE, noun. An annual plant, Matricaria recutita, of the aster family, which is the type of camomile most used for tea.
GERMAN COCKROACH, noun. Blattella germanica; Croton bug. See cockroach.
GERMAN COCKROACHES, noun. Plural of German cockroach
GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, proper noun. The official name of East Germany from 1949 until reunification in 1990.
GERMAN EAST AFRICA, proper noun. A former country and colony of Germany in Africa, spread mostly over present-day mainland Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
GERMAN EMPIRE, proper noun. The German state which existed, with Berlin as its capital, between 1871 and 1918.
GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH, proper noun. A German Protestant Church that was associated with Naziism
GERMAN GOITER, noun. Alternative spelling of German goitre
GERMAN GOITRE, noun. (US Midwest) (idiomatic) (humorous) A protruding stomach, especially one supposed to be indicative of excessive consumption of beer.
GERMAN LUTE, noun. Synonym of waldzither.
GERMAN LUTE, noun. Synonym of lute guitar.
GERMAN LUTES, noun. Plural of German lute
GERMAN MEASLES, noun. (disease) Rubella
GERMAN MILLET, noun. Foxtail millet
GERMAN OCEAN, proper noun. (obsolete or dialectal) (Scotland) North Sea
GERMAN ORDER, proper noun. Teutonic Knights
GERMAN PASTE, noun. (archaic) A prepared food for caged birds, consisting of eggs, peasemeal, etc.
GERMAN QUESTION, proper noun. (chiefly historical) The question of which historically German(-speaking, -inhabited, and/or -ruled) areas — particularly of whether northern German areas and Austria or only northern German areas — should constitute a unified German state.
GERMAN QUESTION, proper noun. Alternative letter-case form of German Question
GERMAN REX, noun. A domestic cat breed.
GERMAN REXES, noun. Plural of German Rex
GERMAN SEA, proper noun. (obsolete) North Sea
GERMAN SHEPHERD, noun. A medium- to large-sized breed of dog often used as a guard dog or police dog.
GERMAN SHEPHERDS, noun. Plural of German Shepherd
GERMAN SIGN LANGUAGE, proper noun. The sign language used in Germany.
GERMAN SILVER, noun. Cupronickel, nickel silver
GERMAN STEEL, noun. A metal made from bog iron ore in a forge, with charcoal for fuel.
GERMAN STUDIES, noun. (humanities) A field that researches, documents, and disseminates German language and literature in both its historic and present forms.
GERMAN SWISS SIGN LANGUAGE, proper noun. Swiss-German Sign Language
GERMAN TINDER, noun. Amadou
GERMAN VIRGIN, noun. (idiomatic) (poker) The name of a poker hand in the game of Texas hold 'em, when a player is dealt two nine cards.
GERMAN VIRGINS, noun. Plural of German virgin
GERMAN WHEAT, noun. Synonym of spelt.
GERMAN WHEEL, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see German,‎ wheel.
GERMAN WHEEL, noun. (circus arts) An apparatus made up of two large, usually steel rings joined together by a set of parallel steel bars.
GERMAN WHEELS, noun. Plural of German wheel

Dictionary definition

GERMAN, noun. A person of German nationality.
GERMAN, noun. The standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic.
GERMAN, adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language; "German philosophers"; "German universities"; "German literature".

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