- of or relating to Spain, its people, or their language.
- the Spanish people collectively.
- a Romance language, the language of Spain, standard also in most of Latin America except Brazil. Abbreviation: Sp, Sp.
Origin of Spanish
Examples from the Web for spanish
According to some rumors, Goya was once on staff before his fame as a Spanish painter.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
This concern ceased after the Spanish warned of severe punitive measures on the family members of suicides.
Hatuey replied that he would rather burn and be sent to hell than ever again encounter people as cruel as the Spanish.
“They also were responsible for the Barcelona subway plot,” a plan disrupted by Spanish law enforcement in 2008.Pakistani School Killers Want to Strike the U.S.
Sami Yousafzai, Christopher Dickey
December 17, 2014
A more recent phenomenon in the political universe is politicians of Hispanic heritage who are not fluent in Spanish.Which Potential Candidates Speak Spanish—and Will It Matter?
December 14, 2014
A deal with the Rothschilds for control of the Spanish mines had fallen through.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
There is much Spanish blazonry also, if I could but read it.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
From her Spanish mother she had learned to please the man, not herself.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Spanish or Portuguese or English; it was always an unhappy ending for the Indians.
The name is a Spanish corruption ofAshiwi, their own name for themselves.
- the official language of Spain, Mexico, and most countries of South and Central America except Brazil: also spoken in Africa, the Far East, and elsewhere. It is the native language of approximately 200 million people throughout the world. Spanish is an Indo-European language belonging to the Romance group
- the Spanish (functioning as plural) Spaniards collectively
- of or relating to the Spanish language or its speakers
- of or relating to Spain or Spaniards
Word Origin and History for spanish
c.1200, from Spaine "Spain," from Old French Espaigne (see Spaniard). Replaced Old English Speonisc. For Spanish Main see main. Spanish moss is attested from 1823. Spanish fly, the fabled aphrodisiac (ground-up cantharis blister-beetles), is attested from c.1600. Spanish-American War was so called in British press speculations early 1898, even before it began in April. For Spanish Inquisition (by c.1600), see Inquisition.