Relating to Denmark or its people or language.
- We are a Danish company and in Denmark there are duties on bags and in Germany also, so we are used to it.
- DENMARK - Danish astronomer has found what appears to be the thirteenth planet, orbiting just outside the orbit of the earth.
- Karl Skaarup's visit to Orkney is believed to be the first trip outside Denmark and a Danish film crew will follow him to the festival.
1 [mass noun] The Scandinavian language spoken in Denmark, which is also the official language of Greenland and the Faroes. It is spoken by over 5 million people.
- During the centuries-long union with Denmark, Norwegians accepted Danish as their written language.
- Icelandic is the national language of Iceland, although both English and Danish are understood and spoken by many Icelanders as well.
- Scandinavian languages like Danish and Swedish are almost as poor in conjugational suffixes as English, and yet in some dialects the verb moves.
2 (as plural noun the Danish) The people of Denmark.
- The TEU was rejected by the Danish following a referendum in 1992 and was only accepted in 1993 following major concessions.
- Over the next decade, more skirmishes ensued between the Dutch, the Efutu chief, and the Danish.
- Instead of following in his father's footsteps he joined the army at the age of 17 and saw some action against the Danish.
3 informal A Danish pastry.
- I just kept thinking of them as Danishes, light and buttery and creamy.
- He went to the fridge and pulled out the Danishes and cakes that he had previously bought and shoved in there.
- I was tempted towards the Danishes this morning, then had cake mid-afternoon.
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