German

Definitions

  • Brad-Awl.  Twist-Drill.   German Gimlet-Bit.  Bit-Point Drill. Twist-Bit.  Auger-Bit
    Brad-Awl. Twist-Drill. German Gimlet-Bit. Bit-Point Drill. Twist-Bit. Auger-Bit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj German of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language "German philosophers","German universities","German literature"
    • n German the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
    • n German a person of German nationality
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Additional illustrations & photos:

After the German Retreat After the German Retreat
Dugouts built for German officers Dugouts built for German officers
"Oh, wall, have your own way," sez he, and we wandered into the German Village "Oh, wall, have your own way," sez he, and we wandered into the German Village
A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion A large German stoneware jug unearthed at Jamestown. The date “1661” appears above the medallion
A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century
Letter showing contact between Peter V. Armstrong and German publishers of anti-Semitic literature Letter showing contact between Peter V. Armstrong and German publishers of anti-Semitic literature
Another letter connecting Gissibl with a German propaganda agency Another letter connecting Gissibl with a German propaganda agency
Further evidence of Gissibl's tie-up with the People's Bund for Germans Living Abroad Further evidence of Gissibl's tie-up with the People's Bund for Germans Living Abroad

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61.
    • German A native or one of the people of Germany.
    • German A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures.
    • German A social party at which the german is danced.
    • a German Nearly related; closely akin. "Wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to the lion."
    • a German Of or pertaining to Germany.
    • German The German language.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7
    • german Sprung from the same father and mother or from brothers or sisters: always placed after its noun.
    • german Nearly related; closely akin.
    • german Closely connected; germane.
    • n german One sprung from the same stock; specifically, a full brother, sister, or cousin.
    • german Of or pertaining to an important Teutonic race inhabiting central Europe, or to Germany, or to its inhabitants or their language. At the beginning of the Christian era the Germans occupied central Europe eastward to the Vistula, southward to the Carpathians and Danube, and westward to beyond the Rhine. Among their chief tribes were the Suevi, Lombards, Vandals, Heruli, Chatti, Quadi, Ubii, and Cherusci. After the epoch of migrations in the third and fourth centuries, many tribes, as the Franks, Burgundians, Lombards, and Vandals, settled permanently in other regions, and became merged in the new French, Italian, and Spanish nations. In the East the Germans were displaced by Slavs, although important parts of this region have since been Germanized. Since about the twelfth century the Germans have called themselves die Deutschen. In medieval and modern times they have occupied a region which has had many political changes, but which has remained of substantially the same extent for centuries. The former Roman-German empire contained various lands not inhabited by Germans. At the present time the Germans form the great majority in the reconstituted German empire; they number over one fourth of the inhabitants of Austria-Hungary, chiefly in the western and northwestern parts; there are about 1,000,000 Germans in the Baltic provinces and elsewhere in Russia, and over two thirds of the Swiss are of German race and language. Abbreviated Ger. or G.
    • n german A member of the German race, or a native or an inhabitant of Germany. See I.
    • n german 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.
    • n german Especially, the literary language of Germany. It is one of the High-German dialects, the former court and official dialect of Saxony (though not entirely free from elements of other dialects), and was brought into general learned and literary use, early in the sixteenth century, by Luther's writings, especially by his translation of the Bible.
    • n german [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.
    • n german An entertainment at which the german exclusively is danced.
    • n german [lowercase] In coal-mining, a straw filled with gunpowder, used as a fuse in blasting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first German car to be built solely outside of Germany is the BMW Z3.
    • adj German jėr′man of the first degree, as cousins german: closely allied
    • n German one from the same stock or closely allied
    • n German jėr′man a native of Germany; the German language
    • adj German of or from Germany
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Quotations

  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.”
  • Otto Von Bismarck
    Otto%20Von%20Bismarck
    “An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.”
  • Volker Ruhe
    Volker Ruhe
    “I am not willing to risk the lives of German soldiers for countries whose names we cannot spell properly.”
  • Charles V
    Charles V
    “I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.”
  • R. Porson
    R. Porson
    “Life is too short to learn German.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “Without music, life would be an error. The German imagines even God singing songs”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. german, germain, F. germain, fr. L. germanus, full, own (said of brothers and sisters who have the same parents); akin to germen, germ. Cf. Germ Germane

Usage

In literature:

Oh, he's a German spy, all right, and they have him tied up!
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
The German is more migratory than the Latin, the Slav than the German.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Anticipating the German movement, however, a Russian division, as the Germans learned later, had hastened to Przasnysz.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
But General von Kluck's faith in German guns and German gunnery was not ill-founded.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The new authorities speak German, rule German, and run things in a German way.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
An hour after the occupation of the village it was heavily shelled by big German guns, German airmen from above directing the fire.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
The German spoke softly to Sim in German.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Is there a German Zeppelin heaving in sight?
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
But the steady, persistent malignant activity of the German submarines had everything to do with it.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
These were designed to retard German scouting parties or halt German mitrailleuse automobiles.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
There was a Germanic something in it as faint as the odor of high game.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Look what the Germans did to the British Fifth Army just last month.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
And yet, it so happened that there was disappointment, anger, rage, in the hearts of almost all these Germans.
"With Joffre at Verdun" by F. S. Brereton
But I saw many Germans and German signs, and no one had scratched Mumm off the wine-card.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
Remarkable as this may sound to German ears, Wilson is regarded here very generally as pro-German.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
The Russian cavalry, outnumbered by the Germans, had continued to give ground and the Germans were still in pursuit.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
Let me tell you I'm tired of listening to only German, Flemish and French.
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
Germans on the right, Germans on the left, and Germans in the center, always Germans.
"The Guns of Europe" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The price was paid by that American, who is not one but a German.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
When the German General Woman's Club was formed in 1865, there was no German Empire; Berlin had not yet become the capital of the Empire.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
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In poetry:

Now, if within my dreaming brain
The German Uhland's pow'r
Could be, then would I paint again
That Sabbath and that hour;
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson
So through the woods we went, but still
What German Schiller sung
Came ever up against my will,
And somewhat lightly stung.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
You ask me what was his intent?
In truth, I'm not a German;
'Tis plain though that he neither meant
A Lecture nor a Sermon.
"A Pepys' "Diary"" by Henry Austin Dobson
Help to keep them nice and safe
From the wicked German foe.
Don't let him come over here!
'Lads, you're wanted - out you go.'
"Recruiting" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
"It makes me mad," stormed Hazembad,
"The prevalence of vermin."
"You've said it right," owned Gotabite,
"I'm lousy as a German."
"Troubles In The Trenches" by Abner Cosens
When we have pushed the German swine
Across the pretty river Rhine,
Maybe he'll bide where he was spent
And lie down happy and content.
"Killed" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

In news:

0 Wilhelm Brasse , who was not Jewish, was sent to Auschwitz at 22 as a political prisoner for trying to sneak out of German-occupied Poland in the spring of 1940.
German medical groups back the removal of breast implant s made by a French company.
Liga defeated Bundesliga power Werder Bremen , 4-2, in overtime in the first round of the German Cup.
BREMEN , Germany (AP) — Piotr Trochowski scored in the first half to give Hamburger SV a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen in the first leg of their all-German UEFA Cup semifinal on Thursday.
National soccer success first came in 1961 with a German Cup win.
Those are just some of the reasons we chose German model Vanessa Breuer as our Babe of the Day.
George deVilbiss/Gold Country News ServiceBrian Richter of Pilot Hill proudly displays his 7-pound, 11-ounce German brown trout that fell victim to a trolled rubber worm.
He is a big two year old Saint Bernard and German Shepherd mix.
I've been looking for a German martingale for my horse.
French, German EU Offices Bugged .
Hoist your stein and cheers to this Yorkville outpost of Southern German cooking and beer.
One of the city's best-known German butchers became the latest casualty of the recession when it closed the doors of its last remaining family-owned store last week.
What's the German Word for Winner.
2012 BMW 650i vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 vs 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S. What's the German Word for Winner.
Twitter censored the neo-Nazi group's account after receiving a letter from officials of the German state of Lower-Saxony, which the social network posted online.
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In science:

The German version was known to Weizs¨acker and Williams and cited in the papers (10 years) later in which they extended Fermi’s method to the Ultra-Relativistic case.
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles
The German version was subsequently translated into a Russian version and perhaps other languages.
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles
Weiss. (T. K) acknowledges support by a Grant from the GIF, the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development. S.
Statistical properties of resonance widths for open Quantum Graphs
This work was supported by the Transregio 12 ”Symmetries and Universality in Mesoscopic Systems” of German Research Society”.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
Since we are not performing evolutionary calculations (Burrows et al. 2000; Burrows, Sudarsky, & Hubbard 2003 (BSH); Baraffe et al. 2003) in this paper, the system ages are not germane to the problem at hand, which is reproducing the observed planet-star flux-density ratios in the Spitzer bands.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
GIF, the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development.
Design of switches and beam splitters using chaotic cavities
Based on the fourth German edition (1921) translation by H. L.
Simultaneity in special and general relativity
Seventh edition based on the fifth German edition (1923).
Simultaneity in special and general relativity
No. 10273008) and the German Science Foundation (DFG).
General-relativistic perturbation equations for the dynamics of elastic deformable astronomical bodies expanded in terms of generalized spherical harmonics
Arf, C., Untersuchungen ¨uber quadratische Formen in K¨orpern der Charakteristik 2. I. (German) J.
Non-degenerate bilinear forms in characteristic 2, related contact forms, simple Lie algebras and superalgebras
II. ¨Uber aritmetische ¨Aquivalenz quadratischer Formen in Potenzreihenk¨orpern ¨uber einem vollkommenen K¨orper der Charakteristik 2. (German.
Non-degenerate bilinear forms in characteristic 2, related contact forms, simple Lie algebras and superalgebras
Matrizentheorie. (German) [Matrix theory] With an appendix by V. B.
Non-degenerate bilinear forms in characteristic 2, related contact forms, simple Lie algebras and superalgebras
Hence, the analogy with the swing which requires a resonance or near resonance to achieve significant amplitude is not germane. A steady stream onto the core can continue to power the periodic core oscillation, even though there is no intrinsic periodicity to the accretion.
Multi-Dimensional Explorations in Supernova Theory
Viehweg: The additivity of the Kodaira dimension for projective fiber spaces over varieties of general type (German). J.
Algebraic fiber space whose generic fiber and base space are of almost general type
An algorithmical criteria for the solvability of algebraic systems of equations [German].
Universally defined representations of Lie conformal superalgebras
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