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Dutch definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DUTCH, n. The people of Holland; also, their language.
DUTCH, a. Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture; "Dutch painting"; "Dutch painters" n
1: the people of the Netherlands; "the Dutch are famous for their tulips" [syn: Dutch, Dutch people]
2: the West Germanic language of the Netherlands

Merriam Webster's

adverb Usage: often capitalized Date: 1914 with each person paying his or her own way <went dutch to the movies>

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English Duch, from Middle Dutch duutsch; akin to Old High German diutisc German, Old English th?od nation, Gothic thiudisko as a gentile, thiuda people, Oscan touto city Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic of, relating to, or in any of the Germanic languages of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries b. of, relating to, or in the Dutch of the Netherlands 2. a. archaic of or relating to the Germanic peoples of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries b. of or relating to the Netherlands or its inhabitants c. german II 3. of or relating to the Pennsylvania Dutch or their language Dutchly adverb II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic (1) any of the Germanic languages of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries (2) german 3 b. the Germanic language of the Netherlands and Belgium 2. Dutch plural a. archaic the Germanic peoples of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries b. germans 2a, b c. the people of the Netherlands 3. Pennsylvania Dutch 4. dander <her Dutch is up> 5. disfavor, trouble <in Dutch with the boss>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 of, relating to, or associated with the Netherlands. 2 US sl. German. 3 S.Afr. of Dutch descent. 4 archaic of Germany including the Netherlands. --n. 1 a the language of the Netherlands. b S.Afr. usu. derog. Afrikaans. 2 (prec. by the; treated as pl.) a the people of the Netherlands. b S.Afr. Afrikaans-speakers. 3 archaic the language of Germany including the Netherlands. Phrases and idioms: beat the Dutch US colloq. do something remarkable. Dutch auction see AUCTION. Dutch bargain a bargain concluded by drinking together. Dutch barn Brit. a barn roof over hay etc., set on poles and having no walls. Dutch cap 1 a contraceptive diaphragm. 2 a woman's lace cap with triangular flaps on each side. Dutch courage false courage gained from alcohol. Dutch doll a jointed wooden doll. Dutch door a door divided into two parts horizontally allowing one part to be shut and the other open. Dutch elm disease a disease affecting elms caused by the fungus Ceratocystis ulmi, first found in the Netherlands. Dutch hoe a hoe pushed forward by the user. Dutch interior a painting of Dutch domestic life, esp. by P. de Hooch (d. 1683). Dutch metal a copper-zinc alloy imitating gold leaf. Dutch oven 1 a metal box the open side of which is turned towards a fire. 2 a covered cooking pot for braising etc. Dutch treat a party, outing, etc. to which each person makes a contribution. Dutch uncle a person giving advice with benevolent firmness. Dutch wife a framework of cane etc., or a bolster, used for resting the legs in bed. go Dutch share expenses equally. Etymology: MDu. dutsch etc. Hollandish, Netherlandish, German, OHG diutisc national

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Brit. sl. a wife (esp. old dutch). Etymology: abbr. of duchess (also in this sense)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dutch Dutch, a. [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. pe['o]d, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda; cf. Lith. tauta land, OIr. tuath people, Oscan

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dutch Dutch, n. 1. pl. The people of Holland; Dutchmen. 2. The language spoken in Holland.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

German Ger"man, n.; pl. Germans[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis origin.] 1. A native or one of the people of Germany. 2. The German language. 3. (a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures. (b) A social party at which the german is danced. High German, 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. Low German, 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Dutch means belonging or relating to the Netherlands, or to its people, language, or culture. ADJ 2. The Dutch are the people of the Netherlands. N-PLURAL: the N 3. Dutch is the language that is spoken by the people who live in the Netherlands.



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