(historical) A member of the Danes, a Germanic tribe inhabiting the Danish islands and parts of southern Sweden.
A male given name transferred from the surname, or from the ethnic term Dane (like Scott or Norman).
A native or inhabitant of Denmark.
Other Word Forms
Origin of dane
Middle English Danfrom Old Norse Danr
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From DanishDaner (“Danes”), from Old Norse Danir. Replaced native Old English Dene. Both forms ultimately descend from Proto-Germanic*daniz.
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.