closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent:
Please keep your statements germane to the issue.
Obsolete. closely related.
(postpositive) usually foll by to. related (to the topic being considered); akin; relevant: an idea germane to the conversation
mid-14c., “having the same parents,” derived from german (adj.); cf. human/humane, urban/urbane. Main modern sense of “closely connected, relevant” (c.1600) derives from use in “Hamlet” Act V, Scene ii: “The phrase would bee more Germaine to the matter: If we could carry Cannon by our sides,” which is a figurative use of the word in the now-obsolete sense of “closely related, akin” (late 15c.) in reference to things, not persons.
noun 1. a former German territory in E Africa, the area now comprised of continental Tanzania and the independent republics of Rwanda and Burundi. noun 1. a former German territory in E Africa, consisting of Tanganyika and Ruanda-Urundi: divided in 1919 between Great Britain and Belgium; now in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi
plural noun, Chiefly Northern, Midland, and Western U.S. 1. .
- George grove
[grohv] /groʊv/ noun 1. Sir George, 1820–1900, English musicologist. 2. Robert Moses (“Lefty”) 1900–75, U.S. baseball player. /ɡrəʊv/ noun 1. a small wooded area or plantation 2. n. Old English graf “grove, copse” (akin to græafa “thicket”), from Proto-Germanic *graibo-, but not certainly found in other Germanic languages and with no known cognates anywhere else. […]
- George grosz
[grohs] /groʊs/ noun 1. George, 1893–1959, U.S. painter and graphic artist, born in Germany. /ɡrɔːʃ/ noun (pl) groszy (ˈɡrɔːʃɪ) 1. a Polish monetary unit worth one hundredth of a złoty /ɡrəʊs; German ɡrɔs/ noun 1. George. 1893–1959, German painter, in the US from 1932, whose works satirized German militarism and bourgeois society