from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Alsace or to its inhabitants or culture.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Alsace.
- n. Chiefly British A German shepherd.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to Alsace
- n. A person from Alsace
- n. English name for a breed of dog called German shepherd until the first World War, changed at that time due to anti-German sentiment.
- proper n. The language or dialect of Alsace
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to Alsatia.
- n. An inhabitant of Alsatia or Alsace in Germany, or of Alsatia or White Friars (a resort of debtors and criminals) in London.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the province of Alsace, taken from Germany by France in 1648, in greater part ceded to the new German empire in 1871, and now incorporated in the imperial territory of Elsass-Lothringen.
- Of or pertaining to Alsatia, formerly a cant name (from Alsace being a debatable ground or scene of frequent contests) for Whitefriars, a district in London between the Thames and Fleet street, and adjoining the Temple, which possessed certain privileges of sanctuary derived from the convent of the Carmelites, or White Friars, founded there in 1241.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Alsace in Germany.
- n. Formerly, an inhabitant of Alsatia or Whitefriars, a part of London; hence, a Bohemian (in the slang sense) or adventurer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Alsace or its inhabitants
- n. breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
- n. a native or inhabitant of Alsace
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