Spanish Span"ish, n. The language of Spain. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spanish — Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern United… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish — bayonet (Yucca); Spanish cedar (fragrant neotropical wood); Spanish dagger (Yucca gloriosa); Spanish fly (cantharides); Spanish grippe (influenza); Spanish heel (woman’s high heel); Spanish influenza (highly infectious respiratory viral disease); …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Spanish —    Spanish (or Castilian) is a Romance language, originating in ancient Cantabria, which was adopted by the kingdom of Castile and later extended to be used in the whole of Spain and Spanish speaking Latin America. It is also spoken in Africa… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • Spanish — may refer to:* Something related to Spain * Spanish language, a Romance language which is the main language in Spain and most of Latin America * The Spanish Empire was one of the largest empires in history and one of the first global empires *… …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish — c.1200, from Spaine Spain, from O.Fr. Espaigne (see SPANIARD (Cf. Spaniard)). Replaced O.E. Speonisc. For Spanish Main see MAIN (Cf. main). Spanish moss is attested from 1823. Spanish fly, the fabled aphrodisiac (ground up cantharis blister… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Spanish — [span′ish] adj. of Spain or its people, language, or culture n. the Romance language spoken in Spain and Spanish America: cf. CASTILIAN the Spanish the people of Spain …   English World dictionary

  • Spanish — ► NOUN ▪ the main language of Spain and of much of Central and South America. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Spain or Spanish. DERIVATIVES Spanishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Spanish — /span ish/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Spain, its people, or their language. n. 2. the Spanish people collectively. 3. a Romance language, the language of Spain, standard also in most of Latin America except Brazil. Abbr.: Sp, Sp. [1175 1225;… …   Universalium

  • Spanish — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to Spain or its people or language. n. 1 the language of Spain and Spanish America. 2 (prec. by the; treated as pl.) the people of Spain. Phrases and idioms: Spanish America those parts of America orig. settled by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spanish — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. Spanish speaking, Iberian, Romance, Hispanic, Catalan, Castilian, Galician, Andalusian, Basque, Hispano Gallican, Spanish American, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South American, Latin American. n. Syn. Castilian, Hispanic, Old… …   English dictionary for students

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