American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Denmark.
- n. A person of Danish ancestry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Denmark, a kingdom of northern Europe.
- n. A person from Denmark or of Danish descent.
- n. A surname for someone who came from Denmark, also a variant of Dean.
- n. A male given name transferred from the surname, or from the ethnic term Dane (like Scott or Norman).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A native, or a naturalized inhabitant, of Denmark.
- n. a native or inhabitant of Denmark
- From Danish Daner ("Danes"), from Old Norse Danir. Replaced native Old English Dene. Both forms ultimately descend from Proto-Germanic *daniz. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English Dan, from Old Norse Danr. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She's high spirited and speaks her mind, sometimes a bit too much, especially since she lives in a Puritan colony, and her grandfather Dane is also Reverend Dane.”
“Another is Saint Dane from a series I used to read when I was younger by DJ MacHale.”
“And most of us know that a Great Dane is a breed of dog.”
“Little that counts, one way or the other," joined in Dane Jurgensen, coming to the aid of his Scandinavian brother.”
“The Serbian Dane is a very tense thriller about a visit to Denmark by an Iranian author under threat of a fatwa.”
“Once again Dane Chandos weaves a vivid Mexican tapestry of the same charm, color, humor and veracity that evoked from the readers of his first book, Village in the Sun, such a unanimously rapturous response ..”
“Perhaps in Dane's own personal theory of ID the distinction is obvious.”
“Perhaps Dane is like Britain's Butterbur in this conversation.”
“When Dane is leaving, the indignant redhead on his arm, he raises an eyebrow and frowns at the steadily drinking L.”
“Recently some Dane is accused and arrested for trade with Uganda.”
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