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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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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.
In the height of the mountains which surround it, and in artificial accessories, it is inferior to the finest of the Swiss and Italian lakes, while in outline and purity of water it is fully their equal; and in the number and disposition of its isles and islets much superior to them all together.
And as upon the invasion of their valleys, the frosty Swiss have retreated to their mountains; so, hunted from the savannas and glades of the middle seas, the whale-bone whales can at last resort to their Polar citadels, and diving under the ultimate glassy barriers and walls there, come up among icy fields and floes; and in a charmed circle of everlasting December, bid defiance to all pursuit from man.
I refer to the ordinary ant, of course; I have had no experience of those wonderful Swiss and African ones which vote, keep drilled armies, hold slaves, and dispute about religion.
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.
You have heard of the late Professor Lecomte, the eminent Swiss naturalist?
I doubt if I should have had any, though there had been a Swiss snow-drift in the Kent Road.
On the slope was a dilapidated Swiss cottage, surrounded by a veranda on slender wooden pillars, about which clung a few tendrils of withered creeper, their stray ends still swinging from the recent wind, now momentarily hushed as if listening for the coming of the rain.
There are only six nations in Europe that make a fair showing--the Germans, British, Swedish, Danes, Norwegians, and Swiss.
The connection among the Swiss cantons scarcely amounts to a confederacy; though it is sometimes cited as an instance of the stability of such institutions.
It has been remarked, that even among the Swiss cantons, which, properly speaking, are not under one government, provision is made for this object; and the history of that league informs us that mutual aid is frequently claimed and afforded; and as well by the most democratic, as the other cantons.
At three o'clock came two companies of the Guards, one French, the other Swiss.