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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. Stefan Pichler:

    Short-term bookings are looking good for us, i'm guessing if you flew here, you arrived on an Air Berlin plane.

  2. Juvencio Maeztu:

    In New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, we will see more of these mid-sized stores in the future, in the next 20 years, more people will live in cities and own fewer cars and share more.

  3. Charlette Prevot:

    I think there are lots of women who have built successful companies here in Berlin.

  4. Matthew Kaemingk:

    The average Muslim newcomer in Europe experiences a tremendous amount of societal pressure. They experience racism, poverty, exclusion, discrimination, language and cultural barriers, and a deep sense of displacement, their sense of homelessness is not only geographical, it is spiritual. Churches who offer The Muslims real and meaningful hospitality are seeing some surprising results. Islam GERMANY received nearly 900,000 asylum seekers in 2016 ; the majority was from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to published reports. Churches in Berlin and Hamburg were faced with so many asylum seekers wanting to convert that they held baptisms in municipal swimming pools. The increasing number of asylum seekers in Islam GERMANY prompted the nation’s evangelical church leaders to issue a handbook on baptizing the converts, reported The Independent.

  5. Munzer Khattab:

    Everyone has the same problem: they come to Berlin as newcomers from Spain to Italy, and they have the same problems that we had.

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