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German Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
  • a person of German nationality
  • of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language; "German philosophers"; "German universities"; "German literature"
  • of a more or less German nature; somewhat German; "Germanic peoples"; "his Germanic nature"; "formidable volumes Teutonic in their thoroughness"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a person of German nationality ,
  • the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic

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German Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

German can mean different things.

When talking about a person, it can mean someone who lives in Germany, or someone who thinks of himself or herself as 'German'.

Meaning of the Name 'German'

  • Meaning: Warrior
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Gender: Male

'German' example sentence in quotations

* If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. - Albert Einstein

* The German is like the slave who, without chains, obeys his masters merest word, his very glance. The condition of servitude is inherent in him, in his very soul and worse than the physical is the spiritual slavery. The Germans must be set free from wit - Heinrich Heine

* A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large-and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance. - Clark Kerr

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German Sample Sentences in News

  • German man charged with murder, membership of Syrian 'terror group'
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A 27-year-old German man has been charged with membership of a "terrorist organisation", murder and incitement to murder during the Syrian conflict, the federal prosecutor's office said. The indictment against Harun P., who was extradited back to Germany in April, accused him of joining Junud al Sham, described as an Islamist group Read more on this news related to 'German'
  • German inflation slowdown shows deflation risk remains
    Annual inflation in Europe's largest economy, Germany, unexpectedly slowed in October while Spanish consumer prices fell, suggesting the risk of deflation in the wider euro zone has not yet abated. The European Central Bank targets inflation of just under 2 percent for the euro zone as a whole. The ECB considers anything below 1 percent to be in its "dang Read more on this news related to 'German'
  • Drop in German unemployment bodes well for domestic demand
    German joblessness unexpectedly fell in October and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent, underlining the strength of the job market in Europe's largest economy and coming as a welcome bright spot after a slew of weak data. Data from the Federal Labour Office on Thursday showed the number of unemployed people decreased by 22,000 to 2.887 million on Read more on this news related to 'German'

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