Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to High German: High German language
1. German as indigenously spoken and written in Austria, Switzerland, and central and southern Germany.
2. The standard variety of German used as the official language in Germany and Austria and as one of the official languages in Switzerland.
[Translation of German Hochdeutsch : hoch, high (from the mountainous terrain of the area in which it originated) + Deutsch, German.]
the group of West Germanic dialects spoken in central and S Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, including standard literary German, which has combined features of several dialects.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||High German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic|
Frau - a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
Fraulein - a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
Herr - a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
Old High German - High German prior to 1200
Middle High German - High German from 1100 to 1500
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
Pennsylvania Dutch - a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland