Definition of Swiss

1. Noun. The natives or inhabitants of Switzerland.

Exact synonyms: Swiss People
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, Nation
Specialized synonyms: Genevan

2. Adjective. Of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture. "The Swiss army"
Partainyms: Switzerland

Definition of Swiss

1. n.sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of Switzerland; a Switzer; the people of Switzerland.

2. a. Of or pertaining to Switzerland, or the people of Switzerland.

Definition of Swiss

1. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Switzerland or the Swiss people. ¹

2. Noun. A person from Switzerland or of Swiss descent. ¹

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Definition of Swiss

1. a cotton fabric [n -ES]

Swiss Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swiss

Swertia perennia
Swertia speciosa
Swietinia macrophylla
Swietinia mahogani
Swift Current
Swinging Sixties
Swiss (current term)
Swiss-French Sign Language
Swiss-German Sign Language
Swiss-Italian Sign Language
Swiss Army knife
Swiss Army knives
Swiss Confederation
Swiss German
Swiss Re Tower
Swiss Reformation
Swiss arrow
Swiss arrows
Swiss canton

Literary usage of Swiss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1899)
"Hegner, Ulrich (1759-184o), a Swiss story-writer and humorist, specially valuable for his portrayal of conditions in Switzerland at the end of the last ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"At the commencement of the connexion, however, in the course of the fifteenth century, the Swiss did not serve the purposes of France exclusively, ..."

3. Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution by Albert Venn Dicey (1902)
"NOTE VIII Swiss FEDERALISM l THE Swiss Federal Constitution may appear to a superficial observer to be a copy in miniature of the Constitution of the United ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Of the Swiss population of nearly 3800000, about 2600000 speak German, ... While the Swiss were patriotically united in their determination to resist ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The Swiss Teutons belong to the Alemannic stock and still speak a difficult Alemannic dialect usually called Swiss German or simply Swiss. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"As the Swiss races differ in origin and language, so also do their temperamental ... The French Swiss is active and vivacious; the Italian Swiss, ..."

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