Saxon: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sak'sun), [key]
- a member of a Germanic people in ancient times dwelling near the mouth of the Elbe, a portion of whom invaded and occupied parts of Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries.
- the Old English dialects of the regions settled by the Saxons.
- a native or inhabitant of Saxony in modern Germany.
- an English person; Britisher.
- an Anglo-Saxon.
- (not in scholarly use) the Old English language.
- a member of the royal house of Germany that ruled from 919 to 1024.
- of or pertaining to the early Saxons or their language.
- of or pertaining to Saxony in modern Germany.
- English (defs. 1, 2).
- saxon (Thesaurus)