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Span·ish

 (spăn′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Spain or its people or culture.
2. Of or relating to the Spanish language.
n.
1. The Romance language of the largest part of Spain and most of Central and South America.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The people of Spain.

[Alteration (influenced by Latin Hispānia, Spain) of Middle English Spainish, from Spaine, Spain, from Old French Espaigne; see Spaniard.]

Spanish

(ˈspænɪʃ)
n
1. (Languages) the official language of Spain, Mexico, and most countries of South and Central America except Brazil: also spoken in Africa, the Far East, and elsewhere. It is the native language of approximately 200 million people throughout the world. Spanish is an Indo-European language belonging to the Romance group
2. (Peoples) the Spanish (functioning as plural) Spaniards collectively
adj
3. (Languages) of or relating to the Spanish language or its speakers
4. (Peoples) of or relating to the Spanish language or its speakers
5. (Placename) of or relating to Spain or Spaniards
6. (Peoples) of or relating to Spain or Spaniards

Span•ish

(ˈspæn ɪʃ)

n.
1. a Romance language spoken in Spain and in parts of the New World formerly under Spanish dominion, with official status in Mexico, most of Central and South America excluding Brazil, and several of the Antillean islands. Abbr.: Sp, Span.
2. (used with a pl. v.)
a. the inhabitants of Spain.
b. natives of Spain or persons of Spanish ancestry outside Spain.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Spain or its inhabitants.
4. of or pertaining to Spanish.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spanish - the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by SpainSpanish - the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
feria - (in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint
Don - a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename; "Don Roberto"
Dona - a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman; "Dona Marguerita"
Senor - a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English `Mr' or `sir'
Senora - a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English `Mrs' or `madam'
Senorita - a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss'
Latinian language, Romance language, Romance - the group of languages derived from Latin
Castilian - the Spanish language as spoken in Castile
Judeo-Spanish, Ladino - the Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script
Mexican Spanish - the dialect of Spanish spoken in Mexico
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Don - a Spanish gentleman or nobleman
El Nino - the Christ child
2.spanish - the people of SpainSpanish - the people of Spain      
nation, country, land - the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"
Adj.1.Spanish - of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain; "Spanish music"
Translations
Spaans
إسبانيةإسْبَانِيّ
испански
castellà
španělskýšpanělština
spanskspanier
hispanahispana lingvo
hispaaniahispaania keel
اسپانیایی
espanjalainenespanjan kieliespanja
ספרדית
स्पॅनिशस्पैनिशस्पेनीय
španjolskišpanjolski jezik
spanyolspanyol: a spanyol népspanyolok: a spanyolok
espaniol
bahasa SpanyolSpanyol
spænskspænskaspænskarspænskirspænskt
スペインのスペイン人スペイン語
스페인 사람스페인어스페인의
lingua Hispanica
ispanųispanų kalba
spāņu valoda
സ്പാനിഷ്‌ ഭാഷ
spaniolspaniolă
španielčinašpanielsky
španščina
španskiшпанскишпански језик
spanskaspansk
Kihispania
ภาษาสเปนเกี่ยวกับสเปน
іспанський
người Tây Ban Nhathuộc nước/người/tiếng Tây Ban Nhatiếng Tây Ban Nha

Spanish

[ˈspænɪʃ]
A. ADJespañol
B. N
1. the Spanish (= people) → los españoles
2. (Ling) → español m, castellano m (esp LAm)
C. CPD Spanish America NHispanoamérica f
see also Spanish American the Spanish Armada Nla Armada invencible
Spanish chestnut Ncastaña f dulce
Spanish fly Ncantárida f
Spanish guitar Nguitarra f española

Spanish

[ˈspænɪʃ]
adjespagnol(e), d'Espagne
She's Spanish → Elle est espagnole.
n (LINGUISTICS)espagnol m
npl
the Spanish → les Espagnols mplSpanish America nAmérique f hispanophoneSpanish-American [ˌspænɪʃəˈmɛrɪkən] adjhispano-américain(e)Spanish Civil War n
the Spanish Civil War → la guerre civile espagnoleSpanish guitar nguitare f classiqueSpanish omelette nomelette f aux pommes de terre, omelette f à l'espagnole

Spanish

adjspanisch; he is Spanisher ist Spanier; she is Spanishsie ist Spanierin
n
the Spanishdie Spanier pl
(Ling) → Spanisch nt

Spanish

:
Spanish America
n die spanischsprachigen Länder Mittel- und Südamerikas
Spanish-American
nspanischsprachiger Lateinamerikaner, spanischsprachige Lateinamerikanerin
adjspanisch-amerikanisch
Spanish chestnut
nEdelkastanie f
Spanish Civil War
n the Spanishder Spanische Bürgerkrieg
Spanish fly
n no plSpanische Fliege
Spanish guitar
Spanish Main
nKaribik f
Spanish moss
n (US) → Spanisches Moos, Greisenbart m
Spanish omelette
nOmelett ntmit Piment, Paprika und Tomaten
Spanish onion

Spanish

[ˈspænɪʃ]
1. adj (gen) → spagnolo/a; (teacher, lesson, book) → di spagnolo
Spanish America → America latina
2. n
a. (language) → spagnolo
b. the Spanish npl (people) → gli Spagnoli

spanish

إسْبَانِيّ španělský, španělština spanier, spansk spanisch Ισπανικά, ισπανικός español espanjalainen espagnol španjolski spagnolo スペインの, スペイン人 스페인 사람, 스페인의 Spaans spanjol, spansk hiszpański, język hiszpański espanhol испанский, испанский язык spansk, spanska เกี่ยวกับสเปน, ภาษาสเปน İspanyol, İspanyolca thuộc nước/người/tiếng Tây Ban Nha, tiếng Tây Ban Nha 西班牙人, 西班牙的

Spanish

n. [language] español; [native] español-a;
a. español-a;
Spanish-Americanhispanoamericano-a, pop. latino-a.
Spanish   
References in classic literature ?
Jo liked his good breeding, and didn't mind having a laugh at Aunt March, so she gave him a lively description of the fidgety old lady, her fat poodle, the parrot that talked Spanish, and the library where she reveled.
Thank the Lord, we have left the deep waters (honduras)' that being the Spanish word for unfathomable depths.
Jim,' Antonia said dreamily, `I want you to tell the girls about how the Spanish first came here, like you and Charley Harling used to talk about.
He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which nobody understood, unless it was the mocking-bird that hung on the other side of the door, whistling his fluty notes out upon the breeze with maddening persistence.
I'll ride on, intercept him, and try my Spanish on him.
This vessel had recently arrived from the Spanish Main, and within three days' time would sail for Bristol.
Until the whale fishery rounded Cape Horn, no commerce but colonial, scarcely any intercourse but colonial, was carried on between Europe and the long line of the opulent Spanish provinces on the Pacific coast.
What was America in but a loose-fish, in which Columbus struck the Spanish standard by way of waifing it for his royal master and mistress?
He was very tall, with a dark, Spanish complexion, fine, expressive black eyes, and close-curling hair, also of a glossy blackness.
Her father was General Alison's brother; married a beautiful young Spanish lady ten years ago, and has never been in America since.
One time Tom sent a boy to run about town with a blazing stick, which he called a slogan (which was the sign for the Gang to get together), and then he said he had got secret news by his spies that next day a whole parcel of Spanish merchants and rich A-rabs was going to camp in Cave Hollow with two hundred elephants, and six hundred camels, and over a thousand "sumter" mules, all loaded down with di'monds, and they didn't have only a guard of four hundred soldiers, and so we would lay in ambuscade, as he called it, and kill the lot and scoop the things.
My brother and I were ten years old, and well educated for that age, very studious, very fond of our books, and well grounded in the German, French, Spanish, and English languages.