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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 ?
This was an account of the fight between a little ship called the Revenge and a Spanish fleet.
And with regard to what you say, senor, of your son having no great opinion of Spanish poetry, I am inclined to think that he is not quite right there, and for this reason: the great poet Homer did not write in Latin, because he was a Greek, nor did Virgil write in Greek, because he was a Latin; in short, all the ancient poets wrote in the language they imbibed with their mother's milk, and never went in quest of foreign ones to express their sublime conceptions; and that being so, the usage should in justice extend to all nations, and the German poet should not be undervalued because he writes in his own language, nor the Castilian, nor even the Biscayan, for writing in his.
Half-drawn up upon the beach lay an equal number of Spanish galleons, unmanned, for the country was still a virgin land behind a veil.
His name and nature endeared the Spanish name and nature to me, so that they were always my romance, and to this day I cannot meet a Spanish man without clothing him in something of the honor and worship I lavished upon Cervantes when I was a child.
It seems that an old bookworm who has a book and curio shop in Baltimore discovered between the leaves of a very old Spanish manuscript a letter written in 1550 detailing the adventures of a crew of mutineers of a Spanish galleon bound from Spain to South America with a vast treasure of "doubloons" and "pieces of eight," I suppose, for they certainly sound weird and piraty.
Chacao was formerly the principal port in the island; but many vessels having been lost, owing to the dangerous currents and rocks in the straits, the Spanish government burnt the church, and thus arbitrarily compelled the greater number of inhabitants to migrate to S.
In the year 1684 he happened to hear of a Spanish ship which had been cast away near the Bahama Islands, and which was supposed to contain a great deal of gold and silver.
My dear Brother-in-Law, - Please let me write again in Spanish, I cannot trust my English, and I am aware, from what your brother used to say, that army officers educated at the Military Academy of the United States are taught our tongue.
"How comes it, dog?" asked Sir William Felton in Spanish. "Where is this camp to which you swore that you would lead us?"
The laso, now almost entirely confined to Spanish America, is said to be of great antiquity; and to have come, originally, from the East.
Spanish River Scenery.-Trail of Crow Indians.- A Snow-Storm.- A Rousing Fire and a Buffalo Feast.-A Plain of Salt.-Climbing a Mountain.
Philip took it up and saw that it was a volume of Spanish verse, the poems of San Juan de la Cruz, and as he opened it a sheet of paper fell out.