Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sprung from the same father and mother or from brothers or sisters: always placed after its noun.
  • Nearly related; closely akin.
  • Closely connected; germane.
  • noun One sprung from the same stock; specifically, a full brother, sister, or cousin.
  • Of or pertaining to an important Teutonic race inhabiting central Europe, or to Germany, or to its inhabitants or their language.
  • noun A member of the German race, or a native or an inhabitant of Germany. See I.
  • noun The language of Germany or of the German people, a sub-branch or division of the Teutonic or Germanic branch of Indo-European or Aryan language. Its two principal divisions are the Low German, of the northern or lower part of the country, and the High German, of the southern or higher part. See High German, Low German, below.
  • noun Especially, the literary language of Germany.
  • noun [lowercase] In dancing: An elaborate form of the cotillion, in which round dances predominate and the figures vary according to the invention of the leader, and in which the changing of partners and giving of favors form a special feature.
  • noun An entertainment at which the german exclusively is danced.
  • noun [lowercase] In coal-mining, a straw filled with gunpowder, used as a fuse in blasting.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Germany.
  • adjective See Dunker.
  • adjective a wood-boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the crucian carp.
  • adjective (Bot.) a kind of millet (Setaria Italica, var.), whose seed is sometimes used for food.
  • adjective a prepared food for caged birds.
  • adjective (Metal.) the process of reducing copper ore in a blast furnace, after roasting, if necessary.
  • adjective a substitute for sarsaparilla extract.
  • adjective a polony, or gut stuffed with meat partly cooked.
  • adjective (Chem.) a silver-white alloy, hard and tough, but malleable and ductile, and quite permanent in the air. It contains nickel, copper, and zinc in varying proportions, and was originally made from old copper slag at Henneberg. A small amount of iron is sometimes added to make it whiter and harder. It is essentially identical with the Chinese alloy packfong. It was formerly much used for tableware, knife handles, frames, cases, bearings of machinery, etc., but is now largely superseded by other white alloys.
  • adjective (Metal.) a metal made from bog iron ore in a forge, with charcoal for fuel.
  • adjective (Typog.) a character resembling modern German type, used in English printing for ornamental headings, etc., as in the words, [1913 Webster] ☞ This line is German Text.
  • adjective See Amadou.
  • noun A native or one of the people of Germany.
  • noun The German language.
  • noun A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures.
  • noun A social party at which the german is danced.
  • noun the Teutonic dialect of Upper or Southern Germany, -- comprising Old High German, used from the 8th to the 11th century; Middle H. G., from the 12th to the 15th century; and Modern or New H. G., the language of Luther's Bible version and of modern German literature. The dialects of Central Germany, the basis of the modern literary language, are often called Middle German, and the Southern German dialects Upper German; but High German is also used to cover both groups.
  • noun the language of Northern Germany and the Netherlands, -- including Friesic; Anglo-Saxon or Saxon; Old Saxon; Dutch or Low Dutch, with its dialect, Flemish; and Plattdeutsch (called also Low German), spoken in many dialects.
  • adjective Nearly related; closely akin.
  • adjective See Brother german.
  • adjective See the Note under Cousin.

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

  • adjective Having the same mother and father; a full (brother or sister).
  • adjective Being born to one’s blood aunt or uncle, a first (cousin).
  • adjective obsolete Closely related, akin.
  • noun obsolete A near relative.

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

  • noun the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language
  • noun a person of German nationality

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French germain, from Latin germanus. See also germane, a formal variant which has survived in specific senses.

Examples

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  • I read the first 3 books in german until "caresed by ice".

    German Speaking Volunteers Needed

  • I wanted to wait until the book comes out in german, because ist difficult for me to read englisch books, but now I think I can ` t wait this long ...

    Bonds of Justice is out!!

  • I think its still ongoing, and I only ever read the first two volumes in german a couple of years ago, but I really enjoyed it, and the art was great to boot.

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  • I can´t wait and have already pre-ordered my copy of Angel´s Blood! my blog entry (it is in german and because the widget doesn´t work there I wrote myself some lines: -)

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  • Expect just as they sold revenge to Italians, telling them germans were to die in german death camps for the 5th century invasion of the Roman Empire, so did they sell it to germans as well, temptation which ensured they abandoned their countrymen and alligned with evil.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • What gets me is the introductions and explanations in german, which I don't read, which presumably explain the entirely bizarre layout of the text and make it all make sense ... if I only read German ...

    Getting it Wrong

  • Expect just as they sold revenge to Italians, telling them germans were to die in german death camps for the 5th century invasion of the Roman Empire, so did they sell it to germans as well, temptation which ensured they abandoned their countrymen and alligned with evil.

    Only The English are British

  • I've read Vellum in german first (and I agree that the translation is very good).

    Interview: Hannes Riffel

  • Expect just as they sold revenge to Italians, telling them germans were to die in german death camps for the 5th century invasion of the Roman Empire, so did they sell it to germans as well, temptation which ensured they abandoned their countrymen and alligned with evil.

    Your Right Hand Thief

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