Dutch

Definitions

  • Childrens’ games depicted on Dutch delftware fireplace tiles are very similar to the games children play today. The tiles were made in Holland almost 300 years ago
    Childrens’ games depicted on Dutch delftware fireplace tiles are very similar to the games children play today. The tiles were made in Holland almost 300 years ago
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Dutch of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture "Dutch painting","Dutch painters"
    • n Dutch the West Germanic language of the Netherlands
    • n Dutch the people of the Netherlands "the Dutch are famous for their tulips"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Dutches wolfs down the pie Dutches wolfs down the pie
A Dutch windmill A Dutch windmill
INTERIOR OF DUTCH HOUSE INTERIOR OF DUTCH HOUSE
DUTCH MARQUETRY CHAIR. QUEEN ANNE CHAIR DUTCH MARQUETRY CHAIR. QUEEN ANNE CHAIR
DUTCH MARQUETRY CABINET DUTCH MARQUETRY CABINET

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe
    • a Dutch Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.Dutch was formerly used for German. "Germany is slandered to have sent none to this war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that other pilgrims, passing through that country, were mocked by the Dutch , and called fools for their pains."
    • Dutch The language spoken in Holland.
    • Dutch The people of Holland; Dutchmen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year
    • Dutch Of or pertaining to the Teutonic or German race, including the Low German (Low Dutch) and the High German (High Dutch). See II. Specifically
    • Dutch Of or pertaining to the Low Germans or to their language, particularly to the inhabitants of Holland; Hollandish; Netherlandish: formerly called specifically Low Dutch.
    • Dutch The word Dutch in this sense came to have in several phrases an opprobrious or humorous application, perhaps due in part to the animosity engendered by the long and severe contest for the supremacy of the seas waged by England and the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. See Dutch auction, courage, defense, etc.
    • Dutch Of or pertaining to the High Germans or to their language: formerly called specifically High Dutch.
    • n Dutch The Teutonic or Germanic race; the German peoples generally: used as a plural.
    • n Dutch Specifically The Low Germans, particularly the people of Holland, or the kingdom of the Netherlands; the Dutchmen; the Hollanders: called specifically the Low Dutch: used as a plural.
    • n Dutch The High Germans; the inhabitants of Germany; the Germans: formerly called specifically the High Dutch: used as a plural.
    • n Dutch The Teutonic or Germanic language, including all its forms. See 5, 6.
    • n Dutch The language spoken in the Netherlands; the Hollandish language (which differs very slightly from the Flemish, spoken in parts of the adjoining kingdom of Belgium): called distinctively Low Dutch.
    • n Dutch The language spoken by the Germans; German; High German: formerly, and still occasionally (as in the United States, especially where the two races are mingled), called distinctively High Dutch.
    • n Dutch The common white clover, Trifolium repens: an abbreviation of Dutch clover.
    • n Dutch [lowercase] A kind of linen tape.
    • Dutch To clarify and harden by immersing in heated sand, as goose-quills.
    • n Dutch A form of the child's game of jumping the rope in which two ropes are used.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st 20 African slaves were brought to the US, to the colony of Virginia in 1619, by a Dutch ship.
    • adj Dutch duch belonging to Holland or its people—in old writers rather applied to the Germans: heavy, clumsy, as in Dutch-built, -buttocked, &c
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Idioms

Double Dutch - (UK) If something is double Dutch, it is completely incomprehensible.
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Dutch auction - If something is sold by setting a price, then reducing it until someone buys it, it is sold in a Dutch auction. It can also mean that something is changed until it is accepted by everyone.
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Dutch courage - Dutch courage is the reckless bravery caused by drinking too much.
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Dutch treat - If something like a meal is a Dutch treat, then each person pays their own share of the bill.
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Dutch uncle - A Dutch uncle is a person who gives unwelcome advice.
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Dutch wife - A Dutch wife is a long pillow or a hot water bottle.
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Go Dutch - If you go Dutch in a restaurant, you pay equal shares for the meal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. duitsch, German; or G. deutsch, orig., popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch, tiutsch, OHG. diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS. peód, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda,; cf. Lith. tauta, land, OIr. tuath, people, Oscan touto,. The English have applied the name especially to the Germanic people living nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. Derrick Teutonic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. deutsch, (lit.) belonging to the people—Old High Ger. diutisk, of which -isk = the Eng. suffix -ish, and diut = A.S. theod, Goth. thiuda, a nation. See Teutonic.

Usage

In literature:

The Dutch possessions in the East are very large, and under due management would be of incalculable value.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
There, he had means to get on board a nominally British fishing-boat, which would run him over to a Dutch port.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Dousa (Janus) on the Dutch versions of English essayist, 22.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
A boat was despatched to the Dutch governor of the town to state that it was not our intention to anchor.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Recent repressive measures on the part of the Dutch Government made matters worse.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
He was a sawed-off little fellow known as Dutch.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
The orders were not to board until the fly-boats (long, flat-bottomed vessels with high sterns) came up, which were manned by Dutch allies.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
The Dutch have adopted the social plan of exchanging friendly visits in the evening, avoiding our more formal ones of the morning.
"Trade and Travel in the Far East" by G. F. Davidson
At the present time, the chief occupation of the colonial forces is the establishment of the Dutch authority in Sumatra.
"A Visit to Java" by W. Basil Worsfold
I then drew the conversation to our affairs in Holland, and the prospects of an alliance with the Dutch.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
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In poetry:

My friends, th' Italians, Dutch, and Swiss,
To me so true and steady,
I leave my fond fraternal kiss—
So now to die I'm ready.
"Buonaparte's Will" by Thomas Stott
The tenor, oft, below my flat,
Shall practise "Violets" and such;
And in the area a cat
Shall beat the band, the cars, and Dutch.
"A Wish" by Franklin Pierce Adams
She says that there is nothing finer
Than the Dutch Queen, Wilhelmina;
She says that she has never seen a
Sweeter Queen than Wilhelmina.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
Miss Gretchen Groople! She is Dutch:
In Holland there are many such.
Her shoes are wooden, like the floor;
How nice she keeps her pinafore!
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
When you with High-Dutch Heeren dine,
Expect false Latin and stum'd wine:
They never taste who always drink;
They always talk who never think.
"Upon This Passage In Scaligeriana" by Matthew Prior
"I said it in Hebrew—I said it in Dutch—
I said it in German and Greek:
But I wholly forgot (and it vexes me much)
That English is what you speak!"
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Uminco is an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Mystery of damaged WEG Dutch carriage remains unresolved.
Fons Lute joined BlackRock (BLK) as managing director in the firm's fiduciary mandates investment team focusing on Dutch institutional investors.
Based on Dutch and Spanish words meaning "pirate," the filibuster 's history is a salute to piracy.
Germans, Dutch, Finns to Meet on Crisis Amid Collateral Spat.
The "Barcode" symbol created by Dutch designer Rem Koolhaas to represent the European Union merges the colors of the member state flags.
The Coast Guard says a hazardous materials team is venting a fishing vessel that's leaking toxic ammonia near Dutch Harbor.
After Euro flameout, what becomes of the Dutch.
Robin Utrecht/EPA Dutch striker Robin van Persie arrives in the airport near Amsterdam after the Dutch were eliminated from the European Championships.
Belgians are going to the polls in municipal elections seen as a test of separatist sentiment in the northern Dutch-speaking Flanders region.
In his otherwise excellent and insightful review of recently translated Dutch novels, Tim Parks repeats an unfortunate mistake that has long dogged Flemish novelists in particular.
She was also fluent in a language known as Dutch.
Dutch artist turns dead feline into a helicopter.
The Orvillecopter by Dutch artist Bart Jansen flies in central Amsterdam as part of the KunstRAI art festival June 3, 2012.
Flying Fish 's popular Exit Series is expanding with a nod to the Dutch Walloons (known today as the Belgians), aka the first Europeans to settle in the Burlington County area.
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In science:

Pannekoek A. 1961, A History of Astronomy, London; translated from a Dutch book of 1951.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Pannekoek A. 1961, A History of Astronomy, London; translated from a Dutch book of 1951.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
We thank the Dutch supercomputing center SARA in Amsterdam and the Netherlands National Computing Facilities foundation NCF for providing access to the Huygens supercomputer.
A Geometric Approach to Matrix Ordering
Research supported by the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research of Matter (FOM) as part of the program STQG (String Theory and Quantum Gravity).
Simple current extensions and permutation orbifolds in string theory
This work has been accomplished at the Dutch Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef ) in Amsterdam and has been financially supported by the Foundation for Fundamental Research of Matter (FOM) which is part of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
Permutation Orbifolds in Conformal Field Theories and String Theory
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