Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Spain or its people or culture.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Spanish language.
  • n. The Romance language of the largest part of Spain and most of Central and South America.
  • n. The people of Spain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Spain.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the people or culture of Spain.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Spanish language.
  • proper n. A Romance language primarily spoken in Spain and in the Americas.
  • n. People of Spain, collectively.
  • n. People of Hispanic origin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.
  • n. The language of Spain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Spain or a Spaniard or Spaniards.
  • The long-billed curlew, Numenius longirostris.
  • A preparation of Spanish flies; cantharides used as a vesicant.
  • n. The language of Spain, one of the Romance languages, but much mixed with Other elements and altered by them.
  • n. A white-faced black Spanish fowl. See Spanish fowl, under I.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain
  • n. the people of Spain
  • n. the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain

Etymologies

Alteration (influenced by Latin Hispānia, Spain) of Middle English Spainish, from Spaine, Spain, from Old French Espaigne; see Spaniard.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English Spainish, Spanish, from Spain + -ish. (Wiktionary)

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