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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bohemianoun

    a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic

  2. bohemianoun

    a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style


  1. Bohemianoun

    A community of bohemians, unconventional artists or writers.

  2. Bohemianoun

    a region in the west of the former Czechoslovakia and present-day Czech Republic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bohemianoun

    a country of central Europe

  2. Bohemianoun

    fig.: The region or community of social Bohemians. See Bohemian, n., 3


  1. Bohemia

    Bohemia is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western two-thirds of the traditional Czech lands. It is located in the contemporary Czech Republic with its capital in Prague. In a broader meaning, it often refers to the entire Czech territory, including Moravia and Czech Silesia, especially in historical contexts, such as the Kingdom of Bohemia. Bohemia is a historic country of central Europe that was a kingdom in the Holy Roman Empire and subsequently a province in the Habsburgs’ Austrian Empire. Bohemia was bounded on the south by Upper and Lower Austria, on the west by Bavaria, on the north by Saxony and Lusatia, on the northeast by Silesia, and on the east by Moravia. From 1918 to 1939 and from 1945 to 1992 it was part of Czechoslovakia, and since 1993 it has formed much of the Czech Republic. Bohemia has an area of 52,065 km² and today is home to approximately 6 million of the Czech Republic's 10.3 million inhabitants. It is bordered by Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, the historical region of Moravia to the east, and Austria to the south. Bohemia's borders are marked with mountain ranges such as the Bohemian Forest, the Ore Mountains, and the Krkonoše, the highest within the Sudeten mountain range.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bohemia

    the most northerly province in Austria, two-thirds the size of Scotland; is encircled by mountains, and drained by the upper Elbe and its tributaries. The Erzgebirge separate it from Saxony; the Riesengebirge, from Prussia; the Böhmerwald, from Bavaria; and the Moravian Mountains, from Moravia. The mineral wealth is varied and great, including coal, the most useful metals, silver, sulphur, and porcelain clay. The climate is mild in the valleys, the soil fertile; flax and hops the chief products; forests are extensive. Dyeing, calico-printing, linen and woollen manufactures, are the chief industries. The glassware is widely celebrated; there are iron-works and sugar-refineries. The transit trade is very valuable. The people are mostly Czechs, of the Slavonic race, Roman Catholics in religion; there is a large and influential German minority of about two millions, with whom the Czechs, who are twice as numerous, do not amalgamate; the former being riled at the official use of the Czech language, and the latter agitating for the elevation of the province to the same status as that of Hungary. Education is better than elsewhere in Austria; there is a university at Prague, the capital. In the 16th century the crown was united with the Austrian, but in 1608 religious questions led to the election of the Protestant Frederick V. This was followed by the Thirty Years' War, the extermination of the Protestants, and the restoration of the Austrian House.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. bohemia

    A good place in which to camp, but a very poor place in which to settle down.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    (Not on the map.) A land flowing with canned milk and distilled honey and untroubled by consistency, convention, conscience or cash. A land to which many are called and few chosen. BONE One Dollar--the original price of a wife. Note, Adam, who had to give up one bone before he got Eve.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bohemia

    A political and administrative division of the Austrian empire, bounded on the north by Saxony and Prussian Silesia, east by Prussia and Moravia, south by Lower Austria, and west by Bavaria. It derives its name from the Boii, a Celtic people who settled in the country about 600 B.C., and who were expelled by the Marcomanni in the time of Augustus. About the middle of the 6th century a numerous army of Czechs entered the country and subdued it. In 1310 the crown came to the house of Luxemburg, when Charles IV. united Bohemia with the German empire. After many vicissitudes it fell to the house of Austria in the person of the Archduke Ferdinand, brother of Charles V., and brother-in-law of Louis II., king of Hungary and Bohemia, who was killed in battle with the Turks near Mohacs, in 1526. In 1619 the Bohemians revolted against the house of Austria, and offered the crown to Frederick V., elector palatine, but Frederick was defeated at the battle of White Mountain in November, 1620, and the country has ever since remained under the sway of the emperors of Austria.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bohemia

    From the Bohii, the ancient inhabitants of the country.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bohemia in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bohemia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Bohemia in a Sentence

  1. Tennessee Williams:

    Bohemia has no banner. It survives by discretion.

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