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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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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

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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:

    I hear it said that West Berlin is militarily untenable-and so was Bastogne, and so, in fact, was Stalingrad. Any danger spot is tenable if men-brave men-will make it so.

  2. Heidi Klum:

    She opened Berlin Fashion Week where I saw her walk for the first time, in heels like as a real fashion model, it’s mindblowing to me to watch her work, especially the first thing I did together with her and now she’s doing things by herself, even though I go to the set.

  3. Joseph Stiglitz:

    The fall of Wall Street is for market fundamentalism what the fall of the Berlin Wall was for communism.

  4. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    The pressure will be intense on us and the other Visegrad Four countries (Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic), they will portend that once the agreement is made by certain parties - and to avoid diplomatic complications I will not tell you which country Berlin is in - we should not only bring these people to Europe but divide them amongst ourselves, as an obligation.

  5. Martin Buck:

    There is talk in some areas of Berlin of prohibiting it, But can you really prevent people from using their privately owned homes as they want? It raises a whole lot of constitutional and human rights questions.

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