• enPR: spăn'ĭsh, IPA: /ˈspæn.ɪʃ/

spanish (spanishes, present participle spanishing; past and past participle spanished)

  1. (printing) To subject to spanishing, a printing process in which an ink is deposited on the bottoms and sides of depressions formed in a plastic material

  • enPR: spăn'ĭsh, IPA: /ˈspæn.ɪʃ/

spanish (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Spain.
  2. Of or pertaining to the people or culture of Spain.
    • 1996, Oscar Zeta Acosta, "From Whence I Came", Oscar "Zeta" Acosta: the uncollected works, page 42
      Though she was Indian like the rest of us, she had a fine Spanish nose.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Spanish language.
Translations Translations Translations Noun


  1. (uncountable) A Romance language primarily spoken in Spain and in the Americas.
  2. (collective plural) People of Spain, collectively.
  3. (US, informal, collective in the plural) People of Hispanic origin; one whose first language is Spanish.
    • 1970, Henry Sioux Johnson, William J. Hernández-Martinez, Educating the Mexican American, page 87
      Sixty-four percent more Spanish are functionally illiterate compared to Anglos in Lubbock (only 15 percent more of nonwhites than Anglos).
  4. (uncountable) Spanish cuisine; traditional Spanish food.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Spanier
  • Russian: испанец
Translations Proper noun
  1. A town in Ontario, Canada

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