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bərˈlɪnBerlin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Berlin, German capitalnoun

    capital of Germany located in eastern Germany

  2. Berlin, Irving Berlin, Israel Balinenoun

    United States songwriter (born in Russia) who wrote more than 1500 songs and several musical comedies (1888-1989)

  3. berlinnoun

    a limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats

Webster Dictionary

  1. Berlinnoun

    a four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin

  2. Berlinnoun

    fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called also Berlin wool

Freebase

  1. Berlin

    Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.3 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city and is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany on the River Spree, it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has about 4½ million residents from over 180 nations. Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes. First documented in the 13th century, Berlin was the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. Berlin in the 1920s was the third largest municipality in the world. After World War II, the city became divided into East Berlin—capital of East Germany—and West Berlin, an exclave and federal state of the Federal Republic of Germany. Following German reunification in 1990, the city regained its status as the capital of Germany, hosting 147 foreign embassies.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Berlin

    bėr′lin, n. an old-fashioned four-wheeled covered carriage, with a seat behind covered with a hood—also Ber′line.—Berlin blue, Prussian blue; Berlin wool, a fine dyed wool for worsted-work, knitting, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. berlin

    Capital of Prussia, in the province of Brandenburg; alleged to have been founded by the margrave Albert the Bear, about 1163. It was taken by an army of Russians and Austrians in 1760, but they were obliged to retire in a few days. On October 26, 1806, after the battle of Jena (October 14), the French entered Berlin; and from this place Napoleon issued the famous “Berlin decree” or interdict against the commerce of England, November 20. On November 5, 1808, Napoleon entered into a convention with Prussia by which he remitted to Prussia the sum due on the war-debt and withdrew many of his troops to reinforce his army in Spain. An insurrection commenced here in March, 1848; a treaty of peace between Prussia and Saxony was signed on October 21, 1866.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Berlin

    From the Slavonic Berle, denoting its situation in the midst of a sandy plain.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Berlin' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3474

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Berlin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Berlin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Berlin in a Sentence

  1. Berlin Zoo:

    On Saturday evening, Berlin's panda population doubled as Germany welcomed its first-ever panda offspring - two of them!

  2. Karl Kopp:

    The situation in the Berlin refugee center is a mess, people wait around all day for a number to register and then are told to come back the next day to do the same thing. They become frustrated and tensions are heightened.

  3. Hildur Guonadottir:

    Normally I spend most of my time in Berlin in my studio or just with my son on the football fields... it has been hugely surprising how many ears I seemed to have reached in the last year, it is a wonderful surprise.

  4. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    The issue (of resettlement) will be a hot potato in the coming period because even though this could be kept in a semi-secret state... someone somewhere - I think in Berlin this week - will announce that 4-500,000 Syrian refugees could be brought straight from Turkey to the EU, this nasty surprise still awaits Europeans.

  5. Rob Sulaver:

    Yo Rob. Sorry I can't make our workout today, I accidentally woke up in Berlin.

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