(historical) A member of the Danes, a Germanic tribe inhabiting the Danish islands and parts of southern Sweden.
A surname for someone who came from Denmark, also a variant of Dean.
A male given name transferred from the surname, or from the ethnic term Dane (like Scott or Norman).
Other Word Forms of Dane
Origin of Dane
From DanishDaner (“Danes”), from Old Norse Danir. Replaced native Old English Dene. Both forms ultimately descend from Proto-Germanic*daniz.
Middle English Danfrom Old Norse Danr
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Dane Sentence Examples
Dane Park (33 acres) was opened in 1898.
The Great Dane is somewhat similar in general character, but is still more gracefully built, with slender limbs and more pointed muzzle.
Next a small party consisting of two British subjects, two American citizens, and a Dane, sailed from the Sandwich Islands for Port Lloyd in 1830, taking with them some Hawaiian natives.
An earthwork known as Castle Rough, in the marshes below Milton, was probably the work of Hasten the Dane in 892, and Bayford Castle, a mile distant, occupies the site of one said to have been built in opposition by King Alfred, Tong Castle is about 2 m.
Chateaubriand visited and described the ruins; the Dane Falbe, the Englishman Nathan Davis, Beule, P. de Sainte-Marie and others also have carried out researches; for more than twenty years Pere Delattre has explored the ruins of Carthage (q.v.) with extraordinary success.