Definition of Saxon

1. Noun. A member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons; dominant in England until the Norman Conquest.

Generic synonyms: European
Specialized synonyms: West Saxon
Specialized synonyms: Athelstan



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the early Saxons or Anglo-Saxons and their descendents (especially the English or Lowland Scots) and their language. "For greater clarity choose a plain Saxon term instead of a latinate one"
Geographical relationships: England

Definition of Saxon

1. n. One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language.

Definition of Saxon

1. Noun. A member of an ancient northern Germanic tribe that invaded England, together with Angles and Frisians, about the year 600. ¹

2. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Saxony. ¹

3. Proper noun. The language of the ancient Saxons. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the Saxons. ¹

5. Adjective. Of or relating to Saxony. ¹

6. Adjective. Of or relating to the Saxon language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Saxon

1. Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language. Anglo-Saxon. Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants. Saxon blue, a deep blue liquid used in dyeing, and obtained by dissolving indigo in concentrated sulphuric acid. Saxon green, a green colour produced by dyeing with yellow upon a ground of Saxon blue. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saxon

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saxifragaceous
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saxon (current term)
saxonies
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saxonites
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saxtuba
saxtubas
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Literary usage of Saxon

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The Anglo-saxon forefathers were notorious for their excessive fondness for eating ... For a time the Anglo- saxon Church maintained customs different in ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The English language is a direct development of the Anglo- saxon,, a circumstance which makes it questionable whether the latter speech ought to be ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The fight of Burford in 752, under the West-saxon king ... A banished West-saxon prince learned in his school the art of founding empires. ..."

4. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"It happened to be on the i of boundary between two Anglo-saxon estates, and, therefore, became a marked object. In the deed of conveyance of the estate in ..."

5. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"CHAPTER III ANGLO-saxon PROSE he works of King Alfred —The Boethius — The Orosius — The ... But it would appear that it was, in Anglo-saxon, pretty early. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... which was transposed in English to eorl, and was applied to the officials who presided over the counties and who supplanted the old saxon ealdorman. ..."

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