What does Berlin mean?

Definitions for Berlin
bərˈlɪnBer·lin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Berlin, German capital(noun)

    capital of Germany located in eastern Germany

  2. Berlin, Irving Berlin, Israel Baline(noun)

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

  3. berlin(noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Berlin(noun)

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

  2. Berlin(noun)

    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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  1. berlin

    Song lyrics by berlin -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by berlin on the Lyrics.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Berlin

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

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce Berlin?

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How to say Berlin in sign language?

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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. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    There are many people in the world who really don't understand-or say they don't-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. ... Let them come to Berlin

  2. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    That they’re all but broke, we knew already, but my message to the Greeks is then every time again : so then, work with us as quickly as possible on an adjustment to the program. Athens is hoping the finance ministers will approve its list and allow for the return of about 1.9 billion euros( $ 2.07 billion) in profits made by the European Central Bank on Greek bonds, the source familiar with the matter said. The source said Athens also expected the return of about 1.2 billion euros in cash left in the Greek bank bailout fund that was taken back by the euro zone last month - something euro zone officials said the euro zone bailout fund would discuss on Wednesday. Greece argues that its own bank rescue fund should have returned only 9.7 billion euros to the euro zone rather than 10.9 billion euros, since it had used its own cash reserve rather than EFSF bonds to make that recapitalization. Greek officials have not gone into detail about the latest reform list. Sakillarides said only it would not contain recessionary measures but structural changes. The reforms are deeply sensitive for leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who came to power in January pledging to end austerity policies but was forced to accept an extension to a hated bailout program under the threat of a banking collapse. Greece has received two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros since 2010 but its economy has shrunk by 25 percent partly due to austerity measures imposed by the lenders. One in four Greeks is out of work, and more than half of all young people. AIR CLEARED. Alexis Tsipras discussed the reforms with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. Sakellaridis said that in a four-hour working dinner they discussed only the outline without going into depth. Both leaders voiced mutual goodwill during a visit that appeared to have cleared the air after weeks of public acrimony between Athens and Berlin. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting Tsipras on Tuesday that an improved climate between the two countries would help start serious negotiations for a solution to Greece's debt problems. The Social Democrat politician told reporters this alone would not solve Greece's financial problems, but it was.

  3. Al Gore - during 1992 Vice Presidential debate:

    George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise.

  4. Berlin Partner Director Stefan Franzke:

    The most concrete enquiries are coming from London fintechs (financial technology firms). They are considering a move to Berlin so as not to lose access to the European single market.

  5. Another French traveler:

    I was offered a new ticket to Berlin. But Morocco later in the day banned flights to Germany.

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