Definition of pan-German in English:



  • 1Relating to or advocating pan-Germanism.

    • ‘Both expressed the view that German hegemony should extend throughout what came to be referred to in pan-German circles as Mitteleuropa.’
    • ‘Four of the twenty-one Pan-German deputies in the Reichstag defected to him.’
    • ‘The practical acquiescence of successive Austrian governments in the Tirol situation drove many moderate, patriotic Austrians into the extreme pan-German camp.’
    • ‘It was only once the war began and Britain joined in that an extravagant pan-German annexationist program materialized.’
    • ‘Angell puzzled over how pre-World War I pan-German politicians could believe that German prosperity required a big battle fleet when the absence of one made no difference to the prosperity of Norway, Denmark or Holland.’
    1. 1.1Relating to or including the former countries of both East and West Germany.
      • ‘That's the strongest such rise in the history of pan-German data and well above all forecasts.’
      • ‘A pan-German residential property investment company announces further investments for the second tranche of funds raised.’
      • ‘The first meeting of the European Social Fund Pan-German Committee is scheduled for 15 July in Frankfurt.’