Definition of Dutch

1. Noun. The people of the Netherlands. "The Dutch are famous for their tulips"

Exact synonyms: Dutch People
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, Nation
Specialized synonyms: Frisian

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture. "Dutch painters"
Partainyms: Netherlands

3. Noun. The West Germanic language of the Netherlands.

Definition of Dutch

1. a. Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.

2. n. The people of Holland; Dutchmen.

Definition of Dutch

1. Adjective. (obsolete) German. ¹

2. Adjective. (archaic) Pertaining to the Dutch, the Germans, and the Goths; Germanic, Teutonic. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Netherlands, the Dutch people or the Dutch language. ¹

4. Adjective. In a shared manner; of a shared expense. ¹

5. Proper noun. The main language of the Netherlands and Flanders (i.e., the northern half of Belgium). ¹

6. Proper noun. The people from the Netherlands. ¹

7. Proper noun. (archaic) The main language of the Holy Roman Empire (Germany, Austria, Alsace, Luxembourg) ¹

8. Proper noun. (archaic) A German. ¹

9. Noun. (slang) wife ¹

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Definition of Dutch

1. with each person paying for himself [adv]

Medical Definition of Dutch

1. Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants. Dutch auction. See Auction. Dutch cheese, a small, pound, hard cheese, made from skim milk. Dutch clinker, a kind of brick made in Holland. It is yellowish, very hard, and long and narrow in shape. Dutch clover, a species of horsetail rush or Equisetum (E. Hyemale) having a rough, siliceous surface, and used for scouring and polishing; called also scouring rush, and shave grass. See Equisetum. Dutch tile, a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the like. Dutch was formerly used for German. "Germany is slandered to have sent none to this war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that other pilgrims, passing through that country, were mocked by the Dutch, and called fools for their pains." (Fuller) Origin: D. Duitsch German; or G. Deutsch, orig, popular, national, OD. Dietsc, MHG. Diutsch, tiutsch, OHG. Diutisk, fr. Diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS. Peod, OS. Thiod, thioda, Goth. Piuda; cf. Lith. Tauta land, OIr. Tuath people, Oscan touto. The English have applied the name especially to the Germanic people living nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. Derrick, Teutonic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dutch

dusts off
dusty miller
dusty millers
dusty plasma
dutch (current term)
dutch auction
dutch clover
dutch oven furnace
dutch rub

Literary usage of Dutch

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

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In 1664 the dutch West India Company had begun in earnest the settlement of ... While in Protestant dutch Guiana little could be done for the spread of the ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"The dutch during this same period planted a number of trading stations in the ... The formation of the dutch West India Company, in 1621, led to serious ..."

3. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1901)
"But if the question of the quantitative influence of dutch upon American institutions ... Here are seen first the dutch ruling over subject English towns, ..."

4. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1903)
"The dutch on the Amazon and Negro in the Seventeenth Century PART I.—dutch TRADE ON THE ... dutch seamen first made acquaintance with the coast of Brazil, ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1857)
"Compendium Euclidis Curiosi, translated from dutch by Joe. Moxon, London, 1677, 4to. ... The dutch author gives accounts of several partial attempts. ..."

6. A History of American Christianity by Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1897)
"WHEN the Englishman Henry Hudson, in the dutch East India Company's ship, ... But we are not at liberty to assign so early a date to the dutch settlement of ..."

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