1. 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'
    his ancestors were not just British, they were Anglo-Saxons
    in the ninth century the Vikings began raiding the Anglo-Saxons in Britain
  2. English prior to about 1100
  3. a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest
  1. of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language
    The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland
    Anglo-Saxon poetry
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How To Use Anglo-Saxon In A Sentence

  • Although the origins of the experimental child psychology are to be found in Germany, the new empirical and evolutionist child study was practiced mainly in the Anglo-Saxon world.
  • That was built at about the time William the Conqueror was bonking Anglo-Saxons on the head.
  • The four stresses of the Anglo-Saxon verse are retained, and as much thesis and anacrusis is allowed as is consistent with a regular cadence. Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem
  • She points out that there is some irony in living in a "Lake House" without a lake and even though, as I pedantically remind her, the word lake is Anglo-Saxon for "running stream," which we do have, and not a standing body of water, which we don't, her logic does not escape me. Broken Music, A Memoir
  • One after another the _antichi spiriti dolenti_ rise up and salute the new edifice: Nimrod and the Assyrians, Anglo-Saxon ealdormen and Norman knights templars, and citizens of ancient Bristol. A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century
  • By the term heptarchy is understood that complexus of seven kingdoms, into which, roughly speaking, Anglo-Saxon Britain was divided for nearly three centuries, until at last the supremacy, about the year The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability
  • We here would cover the French-speaking areas while White's would cover the Anglo-Saxons and your traditional trading areas. THE GWEN JOHN SCULPTURE
  • I write as a white, Anglo-Saxon male, brought up in the Christian tradition, but currently espousing no religious belief.
  • The City, in short, was placed on the same platform as Wall Street, thus creating the paradigm known as Anglo-Saxon Capitalism. Robert Teitelman: Big Bang, Now and Then
  • These barriers halted the early flood of Anglo-Saxon invaders to fertile meadowlands and ancient woodlands.
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