[hel-vee-shuh n] /hɛlˈvi ʃən/
of or relating to or the Helvetii.
one of the Helvetii.
of or relating to the Helvetii
another word for Swiss
a native or citizen of Switzerland
a member of the Helvetii
“Swiss,” 1550s, from Helvetia terra, Medieval Latin name of Switzerland, from Latin Helvetius “pertaining to the Helvetii,” a Celtic people of ancient Gallia Lugdunensis.
[hel-vet-ik] /hɛlˈvɛt ɪk/ noun 1. a Swiss Protestant; Zwinglian. adjective 2. . /hɛlˈvɛtɪk/ adjective 1. Helvetian or Swiss 2. of or relating to the Helvetic Confessions or to Swiss Protestantism noun 3. a Swiss Protestant or reformed Calvinist who subscribes to one of the two Helvetic Confessions (of faith) formulated in 1536 and 1566
[hel-vee-shee-ahy] /hɛlˈvi ʃiˌaɪ/ plural noun 1. the ancient Celtic inhabitants of Helvetia in the time of Julius Caesar. /hɛlˈviːʃɪˌaɪ/ plural noun 1. a Celtic tribe from SW Germany who settled in Helvetia from about 200 bc
[hel-vee-shuh s; French el-vey-syys] /hɛlˈvi ʃəs; French ɛl veɪˈsyüs/ noun 1. Claude Adrien [klawd ey-dree-uh n;; French klohd a-dree-ahn] /klɔd ˈeɪ dri ən;; French kloʊd a driˈɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1715–71, French philosopher. /hɛlˈviːʃɪəs; French ɛlvesjys/ noun 1. Claude Adrien (klod adriɛ̃). 1715–71, French philosopher. In his chief work De l’Esprit (1758), he asserted that the […]
[hem] /hɛm/ verb (used with object), hemmed, hemming. 1. to fold back and sew down the edge of (cloth, a garment, etc.); form an edge or border on or around. 2. to enclose or confine (usually followed by in, around, or about): hemmed in by enemies. noun 3. an edge made by folding back the […]