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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


  • The German military faces a major challenge from disrepair
    Serious maintenance problems with German military equipment cloud the future role of its armed forces. Read more on this news related to 'German'
  • Putin Has Destroyed Europe Trust in Russia: German Envoy
    German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Wittig said that “we don’t know what kind of relationship” will evolve between Russia and the trans-Atlantic allies. Read more on this news related to 'German'
  • 25th anniversary of East German exodus to the West commemorated in Prague
    A former foreign minister of West Germany has arrived in Prague to meet former refugees from the East and commemorate events that led to communism's collapse in Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany. Read more on this news related to 'German'

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