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German meaning

EN[ˈd͡ʒɜːmən] [ˈd͡ʒɝmən] [-ɜː(ɹ)mən]
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  • German(s) may refer to:
  • something deriving from or relating to Germany
  • the German language, spoken in Germany and nearby countries
  • Germans, an ethnic group
  • Germanic peoples, any of the Germanic peoples
  • A citizen of the Federal Republic of Germany
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    Definition of German in English Dictionary

  • NounPLGermansSUF-man
    1. A native or inhabitant of Germany; a person of German citizenship or nationality.
      1. A member of the Germanic ethnic group which is the most populous ethnic group in Germany; a person of German descent.
        1. A member of a Germanic tribe.
          1. Rome was sacked by Germans and the Western Roman Empire collapsed.
        2. NU (US printing, rare, dated) A size of type between American and Saxon, 1½-point type.
        3. AdjectiveCOMmore GermanSUPmost German
          1. Of or relating to the nation of Germany.
            1. Of or relating to the natives or inhabitants of Germany; to people of German descent.
              1. Her German husband has blond hair.
            2. Of, in or relating to the German language.
              1. We take German classes twice a week.
              2. Because the instructions were German, Yves couldn't read them.
          2. Proper noun
            1. An Indo-European (Indo-Germanic) language, primarily spoken in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and a small part of Belgium.
              1. German has three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • After Gervinho had been brilliantly denied an early shot on goal by Mats Hummels' outstretched boot, the German champions made a mockery of their fourth-seeding in this season's group-stage draw.
              • I started to give Lucky a digest of the Perugia affair, but we were interrupted by a group of German alpenstockers who clumped into the chamber under the guide of a female ramrod.
              • During WWII, German troops gave the Allies a hard time in Italy, but eventually the Allies broke through.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • German speakers accounted for 37% of the population.
              • German wildcard Sabine Lisicki conquered her nerves to defeat France's Marion Bartoli and take her amazing Wimbledon run into the semi-finals.
              • German businesses wonder what Otto Normalverbraucher will buy, while US politicians fret over who Bubba vote for in the next US election.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Proper nouns
                    • Singularia tantum
                      • Uncountable nouns
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                  3. en Germanic
                  4. en Germanly
                  5. en Germanie
                  Source: Wiktionary

                  Meaning of German for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "German" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun, a proper noun and a singularia tantum.
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