great Dane

great Dane
Danish Dan"ish, a. [See {Dane}.] Belonging to the Danes, or to their language or country. -- n. The language of the Danes. [1913 Webster]

{Danish dog} (Zo["o]l.), one of a large and powerful breed of dogs reared in Denmark; -- called also {great Dane}. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

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  • Great Dane — Dane Dane, n. [LL. Dani: cf. AS. Dene.] A native, or a naturalized inhabitant, of Denmark. [1913 Webster] {Great Dane}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Danish dog}, under {Danish} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great Dane — n a very large short haired dog …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Great Dane — Great′ Dane′ n. dch one of a breed of very large, powerful shorthaired dogs with a long, square muzzle …   From formal English to slang

  • Great Dane — ► NOUN ▪ a dog of a very large, powerful, short haired breed …   English terms dictionary

  • Great Dane — n. any of a breed of very large, muscular dog with pointed, erect ears, a square muzzle, and a short, thick, smooth coat …   English World dictionary

  • Great Dane — For other uses, see The Great Dane (disambiguation). Great Dane A Harlequin Great Dane Other names Grand Danois (18th Cent. French: Great Dane the modern French is Dogue Allemand ( German Mastiff ). Deutsche Dogge ( German Mastiff ) Dänische… …   Wikipedia

  • Great Dane — noun very large powerful smooth coated breed of dog • Hypernyms: ↑working dog * * * noun 1. usually capitalized G&D : a breed of smooth coated dogs that is believed to have originated in Germany several centuries ago, that is of massive size,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Great Dane — one of a breed of large, powerful, shorthaired dogs ranging in color from fawn to brindle, blue, black, or white with black spots. [1765 75] * * * Breed of working dog developed at least 400 years ago in Germany, where it was used for boar… …   Universalium

  • Great Dane — noun A mastiff known for its great size, bred in Germany to hunt boar and large game. Syn: Boarhound, Danish Hound, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff …   Wiktionary

  • Great Dane — noun Date: 1774 any of a breed of tall massive powerful smooth coated dogs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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