(1)   Of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language
"Anglo-Saxon poetry"
"The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland"


(2)   English prior to about 1100
(3)   A native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman conquest
(4)   A person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'
"In the ninth century the Vikings began raiding the Anglo-Saxons in Britain"
"His ancestors were not just British, they were Anglo-Saxons"

Proper noun

  1. The ancestor language of modern English, also called Old English, spoken in Britain from about 400 AD to 1100 AD. The language is a more inflected language, maintaining strong and weak verbs, nouns, and adjectives. It has a clearly marked subjunctive mood, and has five cases of nouns and adjectives.
  2. Germanic peoples inhabiting mediæval England.
  3. A person of British or North European descent.
  4. A light-skinned person presumably of British or other European appearance; a white person.


  1. Related to the Anglo-Saxon peoples or language.
  2. Related to nations which speak primarily English; especially United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia.
  3. Favouring a liberal free market economy.
  4. Descended from white English or North European settlers.