Definition of Maltese

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Malta.

Group relationships: Malta, Republic Of Malta
Generic synonyms: European



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants. "Maltese customs officers"
Partainyms: Malta, Malta

3. Noun. The national language of the Republic of Malta; a Semitic language derived from Arabic but with many loan words from Italian, Spanish, and Norman-French.
Exact synonyms: Maltese Language, Malti
Generic synonyms: Semitic

4. Noun. A term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat.
Exact synonyms: Maltese Cat
Generic synonyms: Domestic Cat, Felis Catus, Felis Domesticus, House Cat

5. Noun. Breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat.
Exact synonyms: Maltese Dog, Maltese Terrier
Generic synonyms: Toy, Toy Dog

Definition of Maltese

1. a. Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants.

Definition of Maltese

1. Noun. (context: collectively) The inhabitants of Malta. ¹

2. Noun. An inhabitant or a resident of Malta. ¹

3. Proper noun. The Semitic language of Malta. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Malta or its language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Maltese

1. Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants. A native or inhabitant of Malta; the people of Malta. Maltese cat, a breed of small terriers, having long silky white hair. The breed originated in Malta. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maltese

maltalent
maltase
maltases
malted
malted milk
malted milks
malteds
maltene
maltenes
malter
malteries
malternative
malternatives
malters
maltery
maltese
maltha
malthas
maltheism
malthouse
malthouses
maltier
maltiest
maltine
maltiness
maltinesses
malting
maltings
maltitol
maltless

Literary usage of Maltese

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Immediately after this event the Maltese, who had no reason for desiring ... Maltese prelates to be appointed, the Bishop of Malta was commonly a Sicilian. ..."

2. Publications by Parker Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"TRANSLATION OF Maltese FOLK-TALKS. I have published two booklets of Folklore and Folktales of the Maltese, in the original tongue. Several people, both here ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"Maltese goats are fine animals. The birds of M. are renowned for their splendid plumage ; and its bees produce an aromatic honey, excelled in no other ..."

4. Conversations and Journals in Egypt and Malta by Nassau William Senior, Mary Charlotte Mair Senior Simpson (1882)
"But even our safety may depend on the good-will of our Maltese fellow-subjects. Everything that, consistently with our safety, we can do for them, ..."

5. A General Catalogue of Books Offered to the Public at the Affixed Prices by by Bernard Quaritch (Firm) (1887)
"2s 33317 NEW TESTAMENT, in Maltese, 8vo. calf, 3s Gd Malta 1847 Malta, ... 33321 VELLA (F.) Maltese Grammar, 12mo. Id. 2s Leghorn, 1831 double columns, ..."

6. Conversations and Journals in Egypt and Malta by Nassau William Senior, Mary Charlotte Mair Senior Simpson (1882)
"But even our safety may depend on the good-will of our Maltese fellow-subjects. Everything that, consistently with our safety, we can do for them, ..."

7. Six Years in the Monasteries of Italy, and Two Years in the Islands of the by S. I. Mahoney (1845)
"State of religion in Malta—Number of popish priests—Their ignorance—Ignorance of the people—Bishop Caruana—Power of the pope in Malta—Anecdote of a Maltese ..."

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