Alsatian

(redirected from Alsatians)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

Al·sa·tian

 (ăl-sā′shən)
adj.
Of or relating to Alsace or to its inhabitants or culture.
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Alsace.
b. A person of Alsatian ancestry.
2. Chiefly British A German shepherd.

Alsatian

(ælˈseɪʃən)
n
1. (Breeds) Officially called: German shepherd or German shepherd dog a large wolflike breed of dog often used as a guard or guide dog and by the police
2. (Placename) a native or inhabitant of Alsace
3. (Historical Terms) (in the 17th century) a criminal or debtor who took refuge in the Whitefriars area of London
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Alsace or its inhabitants

Al•sa•tian

(ælˈseɪ ʃən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Alsace or its inhabitants.
n.
2. a native or inhabitant of Alsace.
3. Chiefly Brit. German shepherd.
[1685–95; < Medieval Latin Alsati(a) Alsace + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alsatian - a native or inhabitant of Alsace
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
2.Alsatian - breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blindalsatian - breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
Adj.1.Alsatian - of or relating to or characteristic of Alsace or its inhabitantsAlsatian - of or relating to or characteristic of Alsace or its inhabitants
Translations
alzaški

Alsatian

[ælˈseɪʃən]
A. ADJalsaciano
B. N
1. (= person) → alsaciano/a m/f
2. (Brit) (also Alsatian dog) → (perro m) pastor m alemán, perro m lobo

Alsatian

[ælˈseɪʃən]
n
(= person from Alsace) → Alsacien(ne) m/f
(British) (= German shepherd) → berger m allemand
adj (= from Alsace) → alsacien(ne), d'Alsace

Alsatian

adjelsässisch; the Alsatian peopledie Elsässer pl
n (= dialect)Elsässisch nt

alsatian

n (Brit: also alsatian dog) → (Deutscher) Schäferhund

Alsatian

[ælˈseɪʃn]
1. n
a. (Brit) (dog) → pastore m tedesco, (cane m) lupo
b. (person) → alsaziano/a
2. adjalsaziano/a
References in classic literature ?
The French dragoon was a young Alsatian who spoke French with a German accent.
said the Alsatian good-naturedly to Rostov when the animal was handed over to the hussar.
The prisoner did not understand, or seemed not to understand, what Raoul said to him; and Raoul could hardly understand his replies, containing a mixture of Flemish and Alsatian.
Valentin had then fired aside and the young Alsatian had done effective execution.
Schomberg, a brawny, hairy Alsatian, and an awful gossip, assured me that it was all right.
A COURT has ordered that two alsatians that savaged a Jack Russell which later died must be put down.
The Alsatians were responsible for the charcuterie aspects of the menu, including pickled tongue and the sauerkraut that was heaped on such sausages as knoblewurst, garlicwurst, and the iconic frankfurter, whose name suggests an origin in Frankfurt, Germany.
20pm on Monday, July 6, border terrier was attacked when a man walking two Alsatians on a field behind Newbottle Primary School, in Sunderland, let one of the animals off the lead at which point it attacked a border terrier that was being held on a lead.
French may be the official language, but Alsatian, which is a Germanic dialect, is also spoken; and--unlike the people in many other parts of France--Alsatians are tolerant of tourists and will speak English to English speakers.
Labradors, beagles, collies, pugs, Alsatians, terriers, greyhounds Dogs, dogs, dogs.
following the liberation of Alsace-Lorraine, the main issue was not simply the fundamental importance of teaching Alsatians to speak French without a German accent for their own sake.
VICIOUS alsatians ripped apart 12 sheep in a brutal attack that only ended when a police marksman shot one of the dogs.