Anglo-Saxon


Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxons
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The Anglo-Saxon period is the period of English history from the fifth century A.D. to the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Excavations have revealed Roman and Anglo-Saxon remains in the area.

...the grave of an early Anglo-Saxon king.

N-COUNT
An Anglo-Saxon was someone who was Anglo-Saxon.

The Anglo-Saxons did not have a letter V.

2) ADJ Anglo-Saxon people are members of or are descended from the English race.

...white Anglo-Saxon Protestant men.

N-COUNT
Anglo-Saxon is also a noun.

The difference is, you are Anglo-Saxons, we are Latins.

3) ADJ: usu ADJ n Anglo-Saxon attitudes or ideas have been strongly influenced by English culture.

Debilly had no Anglo-Saxon shyness about discussing money.

4) N-UNCOUNT Anglo-Saxon is the language that was spoken in England between the fifth century A.D. and the Norman Conquest in 1066.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • anglo-saxon — anglo saxon, onne [ ɑ̃glosaksɔ̃, ɔn ] adj. et n. • 1664; de anglo et saxon 1 ♦ Hist. Relatif aux envahisseurs germaniques (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) de la Grande Bretagne au VIe s. N. m. L anglo saxon, leur langue, le vieil anglais. 2 ♦ (1863) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Anglo-Saxon — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anglo-Saxon — Anglo Saxon1 noun 1. ) count one of the people who came to England in the 5th century and ruled it until 1066 2. ) uncount the language of the Anglo Saxons: OLD ENGLISH Anglo Saxon ,Anglo Saxon 2 adjective 1. ) relating to the history, culture,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • anglo-saxon — anglo saxon, onne (entrée créée par le supplément) (an glo sa kson, kso n ) adj. Qui appartient au mélange d Angles et de Saxons, peuples germains qui s emparèrent de l île de Bretagne, à la chute de l empire romain.    La langue anglo saxonne,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Anglo-Saxon — O.E. Angli Saxones (pl.), from L. Anglo Saxones, in which ANGLO (Cf. Anglo ) is an adjective, thus lit. English Saxons, as opposed to those of the Continent (now called Old Saxons ). Properly in reference to the Saxons of ancient Wessex, Essex,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • Anglo-Saxon — n 1.) someone who belonged to the race of people who lived in England from about 600 AD 2.) [U] the language used by the Anglo Saxons 3.) a white person, especially someone whose family originally came from England >Anglo Saxon adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Anglo-Saxon — [aŋ′glō sak′sən] n. [< ML Anglo Saxones: see ANGLE & SAXON] 1. a member of the Germanic peoples (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) that invaded England (5th 6th cent. A.D. ) and were there at the time of the Norman Conquest 2. the language of these… …   English World dictionary

  • Anglo-Saxon — ► NOUN 1) a Germanic inhabitant of England between the 5th century and the Norman Conquest. 2) a person of English descent. 3) chiefly N. Amer. any white, English speaking person. 4) the Old English language. 5) informal plain English, in… …   English terms dictionary


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