Alsatian

Alsatian
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Alsatia Alsace Date: 1917 German shepherd

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  • Alsatian — ( de. Elsässer, fr. Alsacien) can refer to:* A person from the Alsace region ( de. Elsaß/Elsass) ** List of Alsatians and Lotharingians ** a speaker of the Alsatian language* A term for the German Shepherd Dog which was invented during World War… …   Wikipedia

  • Alsatian — Al*sa tian, a. Pertaining to Alsatia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alsatian — Al*sa tian, n. An inhabitant of Alsatia or Alsace in Germany, or of Alsatia or White Friars (a resort of debtors and criminals) in London. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alsatian — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a German shepherd dog. 2) a person from Alsace, a region of NE France. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Alsace …   English terms dictionary

  • Alsatian — [al sā′shən] adj. [after Alsatia, older name for Alsace < ML Alisatia] of Alsace or its people, language, or culture n. 1. a person born or living in Alsace 2. the variety of German spoken in Alsace, France 3. Brit. name for GERMAN SHEPHERD …   English World dictionary

  • Alsatian — [17] Alsatian has been around since at least the late 17th century (although in early use it generally denoted not the Franco German border province of Alsace but a no go area in London, near the banks of the Thames, where criminals, vagabonds… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • Alsatian — UK [ælˈseɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms Alsatian : singular Alsatian plural Alsatians British a large dog with thick brown and black fur, used for helping the police and for guarding buildings …   English dictionary

  • Alsatian — [17] Alsatian has been around since at least the late 17th century (although in early use it generally denoted not the Franco German border province of Alsace but a no go area in London, near the banks of the Thames, where criminals, vagabonds… …   Word origins

  • Alsatian — /al say sheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Alsace or its inhabitants. 2. of or pertaining to Alsatia. n. 3. a native or inhabitant of Alsace. 4. a resident or native of Alsatia. 5. Also called Alsatian dog. Chiefly Brit. German shepherd. [1685… …   Universalium

  • Alsatian — [[t]ælse͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] Alsatians N COUNT An Alsatian is a large, usually fierce dog that is often used to guard buildings or by the police to help them find criminals. [BRIT] Syn: German shepherd (in AM, use German shepherd) …   English dictionary

  • Alsatian — Al·sa·tian || æl seɪʃən n. one of Alsatian origin, resident of Alsace (region in France); German shepherd (British) …   English contemporary dictionary

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