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NOUN (3)

1. a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest;

2. a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant';
- Example: "in the ninth century the Vikings began raiding the Anglo-Saxons in Britain"
- Example: "his ancestors were not just British, they were Anglo-Saxons"

3. English prior to about 1100;
[syn: Old English, Anglo-Saxon]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language;
- Example: "Anglo-Saxon poetry"
- Example: "The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

German \Ger"man\, n.; pl. Germans[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis origin.] 1. A native or one of the people of Germany. [1913 Webster] 2. The German language. [1913 Webster] 3. (a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures. (b) A social party at which the german is danced. [1913 Webster] High German, the Teutonic dialect of Upper or Southern Germany, -- comprising Old High German, used from the 8th to the 11th century; Middle H. G., from the 12th to the 15th century; and Modern or New H. G., the language of Luther's Bible version and of modern German literature. The dialects of Central Germany, the basis of the modern literary language, are often called Middle German, and the Southern German dialects Upper German; but High German is also used to cover both groups. Low German, the language of Northern Germany and the Netherlands, -- including Friesic; Anglo-Saxon or Saxon; Old Saxon; Dutch or Low Dutch, with its dialect, Flemish; and Plattdeutsch (called also Low German), spoken in many dialects. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Anglo-Saxon \An"glo-Sax"on\ adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Anglo-Saxons or their language; as, Anglo-Saxon poetry; The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Anglo-Saxon \An"glo-Sax"on\, n. [L. Angli-Saxones English Saxons.] 1. A Saxon of Britain, that is, an English Saxon, or one the Saxons who settled in England, as distinguished from a continental (or "Old") Saxon. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The Teutonic people (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) of England, or the English people, collectively, before the Norman Conquest. [1913 Webster] It is quite correct to call [AE]thelstan "King of the Anglo-Saxons," but to call this or that subject of [AE]thelstan "an Anglo-Saxon" is simply nonsense. --E. A. Freeman. [1913 Webster] 3. The language of the English people before the Norman conquest in 1066 (sometimes called Old English). See Saxon. Syn: Old English [1913 Webster] 4. One of the race or people who claim descent from the Saxons, Angles, or other Teutonic tribes who settled in England; a person of English descent in its broadest sense. [1913 Webster] 5. a person of Anglo-Saxon (esp British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in "WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'"; "this Anglo-Saxon view of things". [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Anglo-Saxon adj 1: of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language; "Anglo-Saxon poetry"; "The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland" n 1: a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest 2: a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo- Saxon Protestant'; "in the ninth century the Vikings began raiding the Anglo-Saxons in Britain"; "his ancestors were not just British, they were Anglo-Saxons" 3: English prior to about 1100 [syn: Old English, Anglo- Saxon]