Prussian


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Prus·sian

 (prŭsh′ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Prussia or its Baltic or German inhabitants.
2. Suggestive of or resembling the Junkers and the military class of Prussia.
n.
1. Any of the western Balts inhabiting the region between the Vistula and Neman Rivers in ancient times.
2. A Baltic inhabitant of Prussia.
3. A German inhabitant of Prussia.

Prussian

(ˈprʌʃən)
adj
1. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Prussia or its people, esp of the Junkers and their formal military tradition
2. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Prussia or its people, esp of the Junkers and their formal military tradition
n
3. (Peoples) a German native or inhabitant of Prussia
4. (Peoples) a member of a Baltic people formerly inhabiting the coastal area of the SE Baltic
5. (Languages) See Old Prussian

Prus•sian

(ˈprʌʃ ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Prussia or its inhabitants.
2. characterized by or resembling Prussianism.
n.
3. a native or inhabitant of Prussia.
4. a member of a Baltic-speaking people who, prior to their assimilation by Germans, lived between the lower Vistula and lower Neman rivers.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Prussian - a German inhabitant of PrussiaPrussian - a German inhabitant of Prussia  
Preussen, Prussia - a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland; "in the 19th century Prussia led the economic and political unification of the German states"
German - a person of German nationality
Junker - member of the Prussian aristocracy noted especially for militarism
Adj.1.Prussian - of or relating to or characteristic of Prussia or its inhabitants; "Prussian officers"; "Prussian aristocracy"
Translations
altpreußischpreußischprußisch

Prussian

[ˈprʌʃən]
A. ADJprusiano
B. Nprusiano/a m/f
C. CPD Prussian blue Nazul m de Prusia

Prussian

adjpreußisch; Prussian bluepreußischblau
n
Preuße m, → Preußin f
(Ling) → Preußisch nt; Old PrussianAltpreußisch nt

Prussian

[ˈprʌʃn] adj & nprussiano/a
References in classic literature ?
When the dueling was finished and we were ready to go, the gentlemen of the Prussian Corps to whom we had been introduced took off their caps in the courteous German way, and also shook hands; their brethren of the same order took off their caps and bowed, but without shaking hands; the gentlemen of the other corps treated us just as they would have treated white caps--they fell apart, apparently unconsciously, and left us an unobstructed pathway, but did not seem to see us or know we were there.
He had even shelled the fort as a parting compliment; nor could anything have been more truly Prussian than this leave-taking of the Baron Friedrich von Schoenvorts.
Then we began to speculate as to whether it had been an ape-man or a Prussian that had abducted Lys.
Deane remarking that he was not disposed to give much credit to the Prussians,--the build of their vessels, together with the unsatisfactory character of transactions in Dantzic beer, inclining him to form rather a low view of Prussian pluck generally.
It had come under the Prussian hegemony quite late in history-- hardly fifty years before the fine summer day when Flambeau and Father Brown found themselves sitting in its gardens and drinking its beer.
The almost universal belief was, that the Emperor would divide the Prussian and English armies, annihilate one after the other, and march into Brussels before three days were over: when all the movables of his present masters, who would be killed, or fugitives, or prisoners, would lawfully become the property of Monsieur Isidor.
Next to him stood an officer in Prussian uniform, and next to the officer was the third and the oldest of the party.
The fight of the German, and especially, of the Prussian bourgeoisie, against feudal aristocracy and absolute monarchy, in other words, the liberal movement, became more earnest.
Just look at her husband--that tall, wizened Prussian there, with the stick in his hand.
But one mark of a writer's greatness is that different minds can find in him different inspirations; and Professor Erlin, who hated the Prussians, gave his enthusiastic admiration to Goethe because his works, Olympian and sedate, offered the only refuge for a sane mind against the onslaughts of the present generation.
In point of grazing, plunging, oblique, or enfilading, or point-blank firing, the English, French, and Prussians have nothing to learn; but their cannon, howitzers, and mortars are mere pocket-pistols compared with the formidable engines of the American artillery.
By 'n' by war-times come, when the Prussians fight us.