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Swiss

 (swĭs)
adj.
Of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture.
n.
1. pl. Swiss
a. A native or inhabitant of Switzerland.
b. A person of Swiss ancestry.
2. also swiss A crisp, sheer cotton fabric used for curtains or light garments.

[French Suisse, from Middle High German Swīzer, from Swīz, Switzerland.]

Swiss

(swɪs)
adj
1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Switzerland, its inhabitants, or their dialects of German, French, and Italian
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Switzerland, its inhabitants, or their dialects of German, French, and Italian
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Switzerland, its inhabitants, or their dialects of German, French, and Italian
n
(Peoples) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Switzerland

Swiss

(swɪs)
n., pl. Swiss,
adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Switzerland.
2. (sometimes l.c.) Swiss muslin.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Switzerland or its inhabitants.
[1505–15; < Middle French suisse < Middle High German Swīz]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Swiss - the natives or inhabitants of SwitzerlandSwiss - the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
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"
Genevan - a native or resident of Geneva
Adj.1.Swiss - of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture; "the Swiss army"
Translations
Švýcaršvýcarský
schweizerschweizisk
sveitsiläinen
ŠvicaracŠvicarkašvicarskišvicarsski
svájci
スイスのスイス人
스위스 사람스위스의
schweizareschweizisk
เกี่ยวกับสวิตเซอร์แลนด์ชาวสวิส
người Thụy Sĩthuộc nước/người Thụy Sĩ

Swiss

[swɪs]
A. ADJsuizo
B. Nsuizo/a m/f
C. CPD Swiss army knife Nnavaja f multiuso(s), navaja f suiza
Swiss cheese plant Ncostilla f de Adán
Swiss Guard N (= corps) → Guardia f Suiza; (= person) → guardia m suizo
Swiss roll N (Brit) (Culin) → brazo m de gitano

Swiss

[ˈswɪs]
adjsuisse
Sabine's Swiss → Sabine est suisse.
nSuisse(sse) m/f
npl
the Swiss → les SuissesSwiss chard nbette fSwiss cheese n gruyère ou emmenthalSwiss-French [ˌswɪsˈfrɛntʃ]
adj (from French-speaking Switzerland)suisse romand(e)
n
(= person) → Suisse mf romand(e)
(= language) → suisse m romandSwiss-German [ˌswɪsˈdʒɜːrmən]
adj (from German-speaking Switzerland)suisse allemand(e)
n
(= person) → Suisse mf allemand(e)
(= language) → suisse m allemandSwiss roll n (British)gâteau m rouléSwiss steak n (US) steak fariné et braisé aux tomates et aux oignons

Swiss

adjSchweizer, schweizerisch; he is Swisser ist Schweizer; she is Swisssie ist Schweizerin; the Swiss-German part of Switzerlanddie deutsch(sprachig)e Schweiz; the Swiss Guarddie Schweizergarde; a Swiss Guardein Schweizer m; Swiss steak (US, Cook) paniertes Steak mit Tomaten und Zwiebeln
nSchweizer(in) m(f); the Swiss pldie Schweizer pl

Swiss

:
Swiss army knife
nSchweizer Offiziersmesser nt, → Schweizermesser nt
Swiss cheese
nSchweizer Käse m; her argument has more holes than Swiss (esp US) → ihre Argumentation hat mehr Löcher als ein Schweizer Käse; Swiss plantFensterblatt nt, → Philodendron m or nt
Swiss franc
Swiss French
n
(= person)Welschschweizer(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Schweizer Französisch nt
Swiss German
n
(= person)Deutschschweizer(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Schweizerdeutsch nt, → Schwyzerdütsch nt
Swiss roll
n (Brit) → Biskuitrolle f

Swiss

[swɪs]
1. adjsvizzero/a
2. n pl invsvizzero/a

Swiss

سُوِيسْريّ Švýcar, švýcarský schweizer, schweizisk Schweizer, schweizerisch ελβετικός, Ελβετός suizo sveitsiläinen suisse, Suisses Švicarac, švicarski svizzero スイスの, スイス人 스위스 사람, 스위스의 Zwitser, Zwitsers sveitser, sveitsisk Szwajcar, szwajcarski suíço, suíços швейцарец, швейцарский schweizare, schweizisk เกี่ยวกับสวิตเซอร์แลนด์, ชาวสวิส İsviçre, İsviçreli người Thụy Sĩ, thuộc nước/người Thụy Sĩ 瑞士人, 瑞士的
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And although Swiss and Spanish infantry may be considered very formidable, nevertheless there is a defect in both, by reason of which a third order would not only be able to oppose them, but might be relied upon to overthrow them.
In truth, that the red simar which occupied the wonted place was his no longer, was still more strikingly obvious from the isolation which seemed, as we have observed, more appropriate to a phantom than a living creature -- from the corridors deserted by courtiers, and courts crowded with guards -- from that spirit of bitter ridicule, which, arising from the streets below, penetrated through the very casements of the room, which resounded with the murmurs of a whole city leagued against the minister; as well as from the distant and incessant sounds of guns firing -- let off, happily, without other end or aim, except to show to the guards, the Swiss troops and the military who surrounded the Palais Royal, that the people were possessed of arms.
Partly from the accidental gossip of the women at the table in the servants' hall; partly from a marked paragraph in a Swiss newspaper, which she had found one morning lying open on the admiral's easy-chair -- she gained the welcome assurance that no danger was to be dreaded, this time, from the housekeeper's presence on the scene.
In the afternoons, when grandmother sat upstairs darning, or making husking-gloves, I read `The Swiss Family Robinson' aloud to her, and I felt that the Swiss family had no advantages over us in the way of an adventurous life.
You don't call Frances and Evans Swiss names, I presume?
But let us suppose that cavities exist in this otherwise universal medium, as caverns exist in the earth, or cells in a Swiss cheese.
The speaker was the tall Swiss belonging to the church, and he brought something of the authority of the church into the discussion--especially as the devil was in question.
We had turned to do so, when we saw a Swiss lad come running along it with a letter in his hand.
Dotted or plain Swiss muslin was the favorite garb, though there were those who were steaming in white cashmere or alpaca, because in some cases such frocks were thought more useful afterwards.
At three o'clock came two companies of the Guards, one French, the other Swiss.
A fanciful little wooden building, imitating the form of a Swiss cottage, was placed so as to command the prospect.
They have much the same quality of simple and sincerely moralized realism that I found afterwards in the work of the early Swiss realist, Jeremias Gotthelf, and very likely it was this that captivated my judgment.