from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to Prussia or its Baltic or German inhabitants.
- adjective Suggestive of or resembling the Junkers and the military class of Prussia.
- noun Any of the western Balts inhabiting the region between the Vistula and Neman Rivers in ancient times.
- noun A Baltic inhabitant of Prussia.
- noun A German inhabitant of Prussia.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to Prussia— a former duchy near the southeastern angle of the Baltic, which, after its union with the Mark of Brandenburg, formed the nucleus of the Prussian monarchy; or
- a kingdom of northern Germany, now the chief state in the reconstituted German empire.
- noun A native or an inhabitant of Prussia.
- noun A language belonging to the Lettish division of the Slavo-Lettic branch of the Aryan family, and usually called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to Prussia.
- adjective (Chem.) any one of several complex double cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; specifically, a dark blue amorphous substance having a coppery luster, obtained by adding a solution of potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate of potash) to a ferric salt. It is used in dyeing, in ink, etc. Called also
Williamson's blue, insoluble Prussian blue, Berlin blue, etc.
- adjective (Zoöl.) See
- adjective (Chem.) Same as
Berlin green, under Berlin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of, from, or pertaining to
- proper noun The Prussian language; see
Old Prussianand New Prussian.
- noun A native or inhabitant of the geographical region of Prussia.
- noun historical A citizen of the German state of Prussia.
- noun A member of or a person descended from the Baltic ethnic group which inhabited Prussia.
- noun A member of or a person descended from the German ethnic group which settled in Prussia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a German inhabitant of Prussia
- adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Prussia or its inhabitants
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The son of the Prussian, _the Prussian_, as the pothouse wits of Remilly had styled him!
In essence the predominant conception of the Prussian is and always has been that it is God's will and plan that one man shall rule, that he shall be but little lower than the Almighty himself, and shall be the Vicegerent on earth in temporal matters of the Almighty, and shall be chosen by Him alone.
This is what I call the Prussian element in Kitchener's character, and for myself I hate it so, much, detest it so spiritually, that I would give much to add to my story that the engineer threw the piece of cotton-waste, on which he was wiping his dirty hands, straight into K. 's face, even if one had to record that he was subsequently buried in close proximity to his bridge.
In February 1915, a typhus outbreak at Gardelegen, also in Prussian Saxony, resulted in two thousand sick POWs by June.
In November 1914, a devastating typhus epidemic broke out among the Russian prisoners at Wittenberg, in Prussian Saxony.
By November 1920, Moore conducted POW relief operations at nine prison camps in Prussian Saxony, Anhalt, Hesse-Nassau, and Saxony.
Charles L. Moore was assigned the largest number of prison camps, serving nine facilities in Prussian Saxony, Anhalt, and Hesse-Nassau in central
They first visited the military hospital at Halle-am-Saale in Prussian Saxony.
Interest in Prussian blue extended beyond its possibilities as a painters 'pigment.
A standard reaction between cyanide and iron in the bricks used to build the chamber is usually called Prussian blue.