Flemish


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Flem·ish

 (flĕm′ĭsh)
adj.
Of or relating to Flanders, the Flemings, or their language or culture.
n.
1. A group of Dutch dialects spoken in the southwestern Netherlands, northwest Belgium, and parts of northern France.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The Flemings.

[Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch Vlaemisch.]

Flemish

(ˈflɛmɪʃ)
n
1. (Languages) one of the two official languages of Belgium, almost identical in form with Dutch
2. (Peoples) the Flemish (functioning as plural) the Flemings collectively
adj
3. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Flanders, the Flemings, or their language
4. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Flanders, the Flemings, or their language
5. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Flanders, the Flemings, or their language

Flem•ish

(ˈflɛm ɪʃ)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Flanders, the Flemings, or their speech.
n.
2. (used with a pl. v.)
a. the Flemish-speaking inhabitants of Belgium; Flemings.
b. the inhabitants of Flanders.
3. the Dutch language as spoken in N and E Belgium and adjacent parts of France: one of the official languages of Belgium.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle Dutch Vlaemsch=Vlaem- (see Fleming1) + -sch -ish1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Flemish - an ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
2.Flemish - one of two official languages of Belgium; closely related to Dutch
Dutch - the West Germanic language of the Netherlands
Adj.1.Flemish - of or relating to Flanders or its people or language or culture; "the Flemish population of Belgium"; "Flemish painters"
Translations

Flemish

[ˈflemɪʃ]
A. ADJflamenco
B. N (Ling) → flamenco m

Flemish

[ˈflɛmɪʃ]
adjflamand(e)
n
(= language) → flamand m
the Flemish (= people) → les Flamands mpl

Flemish

adjflämisch
n
the Flemish pldie Flamen pl
(Ling) → Flämisch nt

Flemish

[ˈflɛmɪʃ]
1. adjfiammingo/a
2. n
a. (language) → fiammingo
b. (people) the Flemish npli Fiamminghi
References in classic literature ?
It was barely two days since the last cavalcade of that nature, that of the Flemish ambassadors charged with concluding the marriage between the dauphin and Marguerite of Flanders, had made its entry into Paris, to the great annoyance of M.
The populace thronged the avenues of the law courts in particular, because they knew that the Flemish ambassadors, who had arrived two days previously, intended to be present at the representation of the mystery, and at the election of the Pope of the Fools, which was also to take place in the grand hall.
To this end, Communists of various nationalities have assembled in London, and sketched the following Manifesto, to be published in the English, French, German, Italian, Flemish and Danish languages.
Green, reedy swamps; fields fertile but flat, cultivated in patches that made them look like magnified kitchen-gardens; belts of cut trees, formal as pollard willows, skirting the horizon; narrow canals, gliding slow by the road-side; painted Flemish farmhouses; some very dirty hovels; a gray, dead sky; wet road, wet fields, wet house-tops: not a beautiful, scarcely a picturesque object met my eye along the whole route; yet to me, all was beautiful, all was more than picturesque.
Conseil was my servant, a true, devoted Flemish boy, who had accompanied me in all my travels.
This flat, flourishing, easy country never could have looked more rich and prosperous than in that opening summer of 1815, when its green fields and quiet cities were enlivened by multiplied red- coats: when its wide chaussees swarmed with brilliant English equipages: when its great canal-boats, gliding by rich pastures and pleasant quaint old villages, by old chateaux lying amongst old trees, were all crowded with well-to-do English travellers: when the soldier who drank at the village inn, not only drank, but paid his score; and Donald, the Highlander, billeted in the Flemish farm- house, rocked the baby's cradle, while Jean and Jeannette were out getting in the hay.
Old John having long encroached a good standard inch, full measure, on the liberty of Joe, and having snipped off a Flemish ell in the matter of the parole, grew so despotic and so great, that his thirst for conquest knew no bounds.
From the time D'Artagnan took quarters in that hotel, the mistress of the house, a pretty and fresh looking Flemish woman, twenty-five or twenty-six years old, had been singularly interested in him; and after certain love passages, much obstructed by an inconvenient husband to whom a dozen times D'Artagnan had made a pretence of passing a sword through his body, that husband had disappeared one fine morning, after furtively selling certain choice lots of wine, carrying away with him money and jewels.
There's a man in my office who knows all about the Flemish school.
On the wall behind it was hanging the same ragged Flemish tapestry where a faded king and queen were playing chess in a garden, while a company of hawkers rode by, carrying hooded birds on their gauntleted wrists.
Don Quixote thought that to say anything further with regard to his safety would be putting his courage in an unfavourable light; and so, without more words, he mounted Clavileno, and tried the peg, which turned easily; and as he had no stirrups and his legs hung down, he looked like nothing so much as a figure in some Roman triumph painted or embroidered on a Flemish tapestry.
Monsieur rode a little steady-paced horse, equipped with a large saddle of red Flemish velvet, with stirrups in the shape of buskins; the horse was of a bay color; Monsieur's pourpoint of crimson velvet corresponded with the cloak of the same shade and the horse's equipment, and it was only by this red appearance of the whole that the prince could be known from his two companions, the one dressed in violet, the other in green.