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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 Muslims condemn Islamic State in nationwide day of prayer
    By Bethan John BERLIN (Reuters) - German Muslims condemned the actions of Islamic State in a nationwide day of prayer on Friday and vowed to stem the tide of youngsters heading to join radical militants in Syria and Iraq. In Berlin, where Friday prayers spilled out onto a busy central street, politicians and non-Muslims joined about a thousand faithful to protest Read more on this news related to 'German'
  • German lawmakers remain concerned about U.S. spying
    German lawmakers who took part in an international intelligence forum last week left the country disappointed that members of the U.S. Congress were not more receptive to their concerns about U.S. spying on European allies. Read more on this news related to 'German'
  • German American Bancorp, Inc. to Present at the INVESTIndiana Equity Conference
    JASPER, Ind. -- German American Bancorp, Inc. , will be presenting at the INVESTIndiana Equity Conference which will be held September 23, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read more on this news related to 'German'

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