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German Democratic Republic see East Germany.
German measles a mild contagious viral disease, characterized by swollen glands, fever, and a rash, and dangerous to fetuses in the first three months of pregnancy.
German shepherd one of a breed of large dogs having a thick brownish or black coat, often used as guard dogs and as guide dogs for the blind; Alsatian.
German silver any of several alloys of copper, zinc, and nickel used for utensils, drawing instruments, and the like; nickel silver.
High German the dialects of the German language spoken in the central and southern parts of the country. (Cf. Low German.) [2 definitions]
Low German a subbranch of Germanic, other than High German, that includes English, Dutch, Flemish, and Frisian. (Cf. High German.) [2 definitions]
Middle High German the German language as it was spoken and written in central and southern Germany between 1100 A.D. and 1500 A.D.
Middle Low German the German language as it was spoken and written in northern Germany from the eleventh to the fifteenth century.
New High German the High German language since the sixteenth century.
Old High German the German language as spoken and written in central and southern Germany between the eighth and twelfth centuries.
Old Low German the German language as spoken and written in northern Germany before the twelfth century.