The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century. They comprised people from Germanic tribes who migrated to the island from continental Europe, their descendants, and indigenous British groups who adopted some aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and language. The Anglo-Saxon period denotes the period of British history between about 450 and 1066, after their initial settlement, and up until the Norman conquest.
Noun 1. a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman conquest (hypernym) English person (class) Anglo-Saxon deity 2. 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'; "this Anglo-Saxon view of things" (hypernym) English person (classification) United Kingdom, UK, Great Britain, GB, Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 3. English prior to about 1100 (synonym) Old English (hypernym) English, English language (hyponym) West Saxon Adjective 1. of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language; "Anglo-Saxon poetry"; "The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland" (pertainym) Anglo-Saxon
The Teutonic people (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) of England, or the English people, collectively, before the Norman Conquest. (n.)
The language of the English people before the Conquest (sometimes called Old English). See Saxon. (n.)
One of the race or people who claim descent from the Saxons, Angles, or other Teutonic tribes who settled in England; a person of English descent in its broadest sense. (n.)
A Saxon of Britain, that is, an English Saxon, or one the Saxons who settled in England, as distinguished from a continental (or "Old") Saxon. (a.)
Of or pertaining to the Anglo-Saxons or their language.