Definition of Flemish

1. Noun. An ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium.

Generic synonyms: Ethnic Group, Ethnos



2. Adjective. Of or relating to Flanders or its people or language or culture. "Flemish painters"
Partainyms: Flanders

3. Noun. One of two official languages of Belgium; closely related to Dutch.
Exact synonyms: Flemish Dialect
Generic synonyms: Dutch

Definition of Flemish

1. a. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings.

Definition of Flemish

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Flanders, either as the historical county of Flanders (the current provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders in Belgium, Zeelandic Flanders in the Netherlands and French Flanders); or as the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Flemish variety of the Dutch language. ¹

3. Proper noun. The Dutch language as it is spoken in Flanders. ¹

4. Verb. (nautical) To coil a rope into a neat pattern on the deck of a ship ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flemish

1. to coil rope in a certain manner [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Flemish

1. Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings. The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders. Flemish accounts, short or deficient accounts. Flemish beauty, an additional footrope at the end of a yard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flemish

flehmen
flehmened
flehmening
flehmens
flehming
flehms
fleischerite
fleischnacke
fleischner sign
fleishig
fleme
flemer
flemers
flemes
flemish (current term)
flemished
flemishes
flemishing
flemit
flench
flenched
flenches
flenching
flense
flensed
flenser
flensers
flenses
flensing

Literary usage of Flemish

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1. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"Early flemish Artists.—Claux Sluter and his Works at Dijon.— The Brothers Limbourg. ... The Affinity between the flemish and Italian Primitives. ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modernby Charles Dudley Warner by Charles Dudley Warner (1899)
"The names to be noted are these: — Jakob van (1135-91). a flemish poet, founder of the didactic school of poetry in the Netherlands, and called the •father ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"He died on the 7th of August 1613 at his seat, Stoneham Park, Hampshire. See Foss, Lipes of the Judges. flemish LITERATURE. The older flemish writers are ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1871)
"French and flemish. German only. German and French. German and flemish ... Although, as this table shows, flemish is the language of the majority of the ..."

5. Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood (1913)
"Figure 452 Cane Chair, flemish legs, last quarter seventeenth century. ... The legs are in the form of the elaborated flemish scroll already described and ..."

6. Belgium and Holland, Including the Grandduchy of Luxembourg: Handbook for by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1901)
"flemish, although a rich and expressive language, cannot be called a highly-cultivated tongue, being spoken by the uneducated classes only, and possessing ..."

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