from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Scandinavia or to its peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Scandinavia.
  • noun A person of Scandinavian ancestry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, or the region which comprehends the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, with the adjacent islands, including Iceland, now an outlying possession of Denmark: as, Scandinavian literature; Scandinavian language.
  • Of or pertaining to the languages of Scandinavia.
  • noun A native of the region loosely called Scandinavia.
  • noun The language of the Scandinavians: a general term for Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Faroese, etc., and their dialects, or for their original. Abbreviated Scandinavian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, that is, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone from Scandinavia.
  • adjective Of Scandinavia.
  • adjective Of the North Germanic family to which Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, and Faeroese belong.

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

  • noun the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
  • adjective of or relating to Scandinavia or its peoples or cultures
  • noun an inhabitant of Scandinavia


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