- Proper noun. Country in Central Europe. Official name: Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland).
- Proper noun. (''countable''; hist. 1949-1990) Either of the German states, FRG and GDR. ''The two Germanies exchanged permanent representatives in 1974.''.
- Proper noun. (''countable''; hist. pre-1871) Any of the German states. ''Melton’s useful new book traces the explosion of public institutions in eighteenth-century England, France and the Germanies.''.