Definitions for hamburgˈhæm bɜrg, ˈhɑm bʊərg
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ham•burgˈhæm bɜrg, ˈhɑm bʊərg(n.)
a seaport and state in N Germany, on the Elbe River. 1,708.000; 292 sq. mi. (755 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League
One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
A city in Germany.
Origin: From the name of a fortress in the area, Hammaburg.
a commercial city of Germany, near the mouth of the Elbe
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a small German State (623) which includes the free city of Hamburg (323; suburbs, 245), Bergedorf, and Cuxhaven; the city, the chief emporium of German commerce, is situated on the Elbe, 75 m. E. of the North Sea and 177 NW. of Berlin; was founded by Charlemagne in 808, and is to-day the fifth commercial city of the world; the old town is intersected by canals, while the new portion, built since 1842, is spaciously laid out; the town library, a fine building, contains 400,000 volumes; its principal manufactures embrace cigar-making, distilling, brewing, sugar-refining, &c.