Maltese


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Mal·tese

 (môl-tēz′, -tēs′)
adj.
Of or relating to Malta or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Maltese
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Malta.
b. A person of Maltese ancestry.
2. The Semitic language of the people of Malta.
3. A dog of a toy breed having a long silky white coat. The breed was developed in the Mediterranean region and has long been associated with Malta.
4. A Maltese cat.

Maltese

(mɔːlˈtiːz)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Malta, its inhabitants, or their language
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Malta, its inhabitants, or their language
3. (Languages) of or relating to Malta, its inhabitants, or their language
npl -tese
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Malta
5. (Languages) the official language of Malta, a form of Arabic with borrowings from Italian, etc
6. (Breeds) a breed of toy dog having a very long straight silky white coat
7. (Breeds) a domestic fancy pigeon having long legs and a long neck

Mal•tese

(mɔlˈtiz, -ˈtis)

n., pl. -tese,
adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Malta.
2. the language of Malta: a form of North African Arabic heavily influenced by Italian, written in the Roman alphabet.
3. one of a breed of toy dogs with a long, silky white coat.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Malta, its people, or their language.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Maltese - a native or inhabitant of Malta
Malta, Republic of Malta - a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
2.Maltese - the national language of the Republic of Malta; a Semitic language derived from Arabic but with many loan words from Italian, Spanish, and Norman-French
Semitic - a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
3.Maltese - a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey catMaltese - a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
4.Maltese - breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coatMaltese - breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
toy dog, toy - any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
Adj.1.Maltese - of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitantsMaltese - of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants; "Maltese customs officers"
Translations
Malťanmaltskýmaltština
maltesermaltesisk
maltalainenmaltan kieli
malteškiMaltežanin
マルタのマルタ人マルタ語
몰타 사람몰타어몰타의
MalteesMalteseMaltezen
maltesaremaltesiskmaltesiska
เกี่ยวกับมอลตาชาวมอลตาภาษามอลตา
người Maltathuốc nước/người/tiếng Maltatiếng Malta

Maltese

[ˈmɔːlˈtiːz]
A. ADJmaltés
B. N (Maltese (pl))
1. (= person) → maltés/esa m/f
2. (Ling) → maltés m
C. CPD Maltese Cross Ncruz f de Malta

Maltese

[ˌmɒlˈtiːz]
adjmaltais(e)
n
(= person) → Maltais(e) m/f
(= language) → maltais m
npl
the Maltese → les Maltais

Maltese

adjmaltesisch
n
Malteser(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Maltesisch nt

Maltese

[ˌmɔːlˈtiːz]
1. adjmaltese
2. n inv (person) → maltese m/f; (language) → maltese m

Maltese

اللغة المالطية, مَالِطِيُ, مَالِطِيّ Malťan, maltský, maltština malteser, maltesisk Malteser, maltesisch Μαλτέζικα, μαλτέζικος, Μαλτέζος maltés maltalainen, maltan kieli maltais malteški, Maltežanin maltese マルタの, マルタ人, マルタ語 몰타 사람, 몰타어, 몰타의 Maltees malteser, maltesisk język maltański, Maltańczyk, maltański maltês мальтиец, мальтийский, мальтийский язык maltesare, maltesisk, maltesiska เกี่ยวกับมอลตา, ชาวมอลตา, ภาษามอลตา Malta, Malta dili, Maltalı người Malta, thuốc nước/người/tiếng Malta, tiếng Malta 马耳他人, 马耳他的, 马耳他语
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The sun shone into my bath-water through the west half-window, and a big Maltese cat came up and rubbed himself against the tub, watching me curiously.
I am," replied Dantes, in bad Italian, "a Maltese sailor.
The owner, (who is ascertained to be a sailor, belonging to a Maltese vessel,) may have the animal again, upon identifying it satisfactorily, and paying a few charges arising from its capture and keeping.
How was it possible," I asked, "that you should know the man to be a sailor, and belonging to a Maltese vessel?
Now if, after all, I am wrong in my induction from this ribbon, that the Frenchman was a sailor belonging to a Maltese vessel, still I can have done no harm in saying what I did in the advertisement.
They, with two others below, formed the revolving Maltese cross of the reaping-machine, which had been brought to the field on the previous evening to be ready for operations this day.
Penney--the head of the Egyptian medical service, who, in a small steamer, penetrated one degree beyond Gondokoro, and then came back to die of exhaustion at Karthoum--nor Miani, the Venetian, who, turning the cataracts below Gondokoro, reached the second parallel-- nor the Maltese trader, Andrea Debono, who pushed his journey up the Nile still farther--could work their way beyond the apparently impassable limit.
He showed the white object under his arm, which was a tiny Maltese puppy, one of nature's most naive toys.
I should never keep them for myself, but ladies usually are fond of these Maltese dogs.
The Maltese puppy was not offered to Celia; an omission which Dorothea afterwards thought of with surprise; but she blamed herself for it.
I know all laces--the Belgian, the Maltese, the Mechlin--oh, the many, many loves of laces
The constable seemed to be on terms of scornful inti macy with Maltese, with Eurasians, with China men, with Klings, and with the sweepers attached to a temple, with whom he talked at the gate.