Great Dane

noun

: any of a breed of tall massive powerful smooth-coated dogs

Examples of Great Dane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year’s game also features the smallest player of all time (the 1.7 lb. Sweetpea) and the largest, Levi the Great Dane, weighing in at 70 lbs. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2024 The show will include the all-time smallest pup, Sweetpea, a 1.7 pound Cavapoo, and the biggest, Levi, a 72-pound Great Dane. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2024 Toy poodles can live 18 years or more, while the average Great Dane is lucky to live half that long. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 2 Feb. 2024 The show will include the all-time smallest pup, Sweetpea, a 1.7 pound Cavapoo, and the biggest, Levi, a 70-pound Great Dane. Bryan Alexander, The Courier-Journal, 11 Jan. 2024 The 11-year-old Great Dane was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, and is not expected to live to Dec. 25. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 This 150-pound Great Dane was just given ‘hero dog’ status The neighbors were not able to take in the dogs. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2023 PIPs took in the pregnant Great Dane after the rescue's staff noticed she was being given away on a local social media site. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 17 Oct. 2023 The Guinness World Record for the tallest dog ever belongs to a different Great Dane named Zeus, who grew to be 44 inches tall before dying in September 2014 at the age of five. Michael Lee Simpson, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Great Dane was in 1774

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“Great Dane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Great%20Dane. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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Great Dane

noun
: any of a breed of very tall powerful smooth-coated dogs

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