American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Flanders, the Flemings, or their language or culture.
- n. A group of Dutch dialects spoken in the southwestern Netherlands, northwest Belgium, and parts of northern France.
- n. The Flemings.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or native to Flanders, or pertaining to its people or their language; resembling the Flemings.
- n. Collectively, the people of Flanders; the Flemings.
- n. The language spoken by the Flemings. The Flemish language is a form of that Low German of which the Dutch is the type. The chief external difference between Dutch and Flemish is in the spelling, the spelling of Dutch having been reformed and simplified in the present century, while Flemish retains in great part the archaic features of sixteenth-century spelling.
- To coil, as a rope, in a Flemish coil. See coil, n.
- To make a quivering movement of the tail: said of a dog; to feather.
- adj. Of or relating to Flanders, either as the historical county of Flanders (the current provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders in Belgium, Zeelandic Flanders in the Netherlands and French Flanders); or as the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.
- adj. Of or relating to the Flemish variety of the Dutch language.
- n. The Dutch language as it is spoken in Flanders.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings.
- n. one of two official languages of Belgium; closely related to Dutch
- n. an ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium
- adj. of or relating to Flanders or its people or language or culture
- Middle English flemmysshe, from Old Frisian flemsche, from Middle Dutch vlāmisch, vlemesch (modern Vlaams), from Old Frisian flamsk ‘Fleming’ (compare West Frisian Flaamsk), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ and *-iskaz. More at Flanders. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch Vlaemisch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It's not a term Flemish speakers would use to describe the French," said Hugo Coorevits of the Belgian sports paper Nieuwsblad.”
“I want them to be fluent in Flemish and to pronounce Antwerpen with a hint of vh embedded in the w.”
“Flemish is the name for our variant of the language, as differ British English and American English.”
“Perhaps someone has the instructions in Flemish for cropping in photoshop?”
“None that I saw mention that although he was originally a canon of the Tongerlo Abbey [the link is in Flemish, but the pictures are worth the visit] in recent years he had transferred to St. Michael's Abbey in Orange, California and died a member of that community.”
“Soeur Gabrielle Rosnet is a small round active woman, with a shrewd and ruddy face of the type that looks out calmly from the dark background of certain Flemish pictures.”
“Detached translations also exist in Italian, Flemish, and Bohemian.”
“There were no artists of importance after the time of Rubens and his followers whom we call Flemish artists.”
“Then went the innocent into the chamber of his wife, whom he thought more beautiful than the Virgin Mary painted in Italian, Flemish, and other pictures, at whose feet he had said his prayers.”
“[Treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea with a suspension of donor faeces]" (in Dutch; Flemish).”
Looking for tweets for Flemish.