What does Kremlin mean?

Definitions for Kremlin
ˈkrɛm lɪnkrem·lin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kremlinnoun

    citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government

  2. kremlinnoun

    citadel of a Russian town


  1. Kremlinnoun

    The Moscow Kremlin official residence of the president of Russia.

  2. Kremlinnoun

    The Russian or Soviet government.

    The Kremlin announced plans to increase funding for museums and the arts.

  3. kremlinnoun

    A Russian 'castle' or fortified, central complex, as found in various Russian cities.

  4. Etymology: Ultimately from кремль.


  1. kremlin

    A Kremlin is a major fortified complex found in many historic Russian cities, containing a citadel, palaces, churches and administrative buildings. It often serves as the central government and spiritual centre. The most famous example is the Moscow Kremlin, which serves as the primary residence of the President of Russia and is a notable symbol of the country. The term "Kremlin" is often used to refer metaphorically to the Russian government.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kremlinnoun

    the citadel of a town or city; especially, the citadel of Moscow, a large inclosure which contains imperial palaces, cathedrals, churches, an arsenal, etc

  2. Etymology: [Russ. kremle.]


  1. Kremlin

    A kremlin is a major fortified central complex found in historic Russian cities. This word is often used to refer to the most famous one, the Moscow Kremlin, or metonymically to the government that is based there. Outside Russia, the name Kremlin is sometimes mistakenly thought of as being Saint Basil's Cathedral because of its distinctive environment, although the cathedral is not a part of the Moscow Kremlin. Russia's presidential administration is located in the Moscow Kremlin. During the Cold War the government of the USSR was located in the Moscow Kremlin but now the Russian government occupies a building outside it.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kremlin

    krem′lin, n. a citadel, specially that of Moscow. [Russ. kremli.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kremlin

    gigantic pile of buildings in Moscow of all styles of architecture;, including palaces, cathedrals, museums, government offices; founded by Ivan III. in 1485.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Kremlin

    The citadel of Moscow, so called from the Russian krem, a fortress.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kremlin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kremlin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Kremlin in a Sentence

  1. Michael Ochs:

    To the soldiers who are listening to this, remember that 11 million Russians have family connections to Ukraine – so every bullet you shoot, you shoot a brother or a sister, to those in power in the Kremlin, let me just ask you: Why would you sacrifice these young men for your own ambition? … To [Russian] President Putin, I say: You started this war. You are leading this war. You can stop this war.

  2. Samuel Greene:

    Clearly the Kremlin feels it should and can insert itself into domestic politics in other countries in much the same way it believes the United States and Europe insert themselves into Russian politics, in their view it is fair play. They have seen the West involving itself in politics in Ukraine and other former parts of the Soviet space and feel they should be able to pretty much do the same thing.

  3. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov:

    If I can advise President President Joe Biden, I would like President Joe Biden to articulate to Vladimir Putin that no red lines from the Kremlin side should be here. The red line is here in Ukraine and the civilized world will react without hesitation, the idea of not provoking Russia will not work.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    That was a deal that stood to make him more money than any other deal in his life and it was a deal where he was pursuing help from the Kremlin, from (Russian President Vladimir) Putin himself, at a time when Putin was seeking relief from sanctions.

  5. Vadym Skibitsky:

    Everything related to any success on the Donetsk and Luhansk axis is going to be attributed to the armed forces of the Russian Federation and Gerasimov, the leadership of the Russian armed forces are going to try to belittle Prigozhin’s role and place however they can, so he cannot strengthen his position in the Kremlin hierarchy.

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