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Definitions for Zurich
ˈzʊər ɪk; ˈtsü rɪxZurich

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Zurichnoun

    the largest city in Switzerland; located in the northern part of the country

    "Zurich is the center of the German-speaking part of Switzerland"


  1. Zürichnoun

    A city in Switzerland, on Lake Zürich, the capital of the canton of Zürich

  2. Zürichnoun

    A canton of Switzerland


  1. Zürich

    Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. The municipality has approximately 390,000 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zurich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country. Permanently settled for around 2000 years, the history of Zurich goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. However, early settlements have been found dating back more than 6400 years ago. During the Middle Ages Zurich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, was the place of origin and centre of the Protestant Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland, led by Ulrich Zwingli. Zurich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centres. The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Also, most of the research and development centres are concentrated in Zurich and the low rate of tax attracts overseas companies to set up their headquarters there.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Zurich

    a northern canton in Switzerland, and the second largest; is in the basin of the Rhine, with a well-cultivated fertile soil, and manufactures of cottons and silks, and with a capital (151) of the same name at the foot of the Lake of Zurich; a large manufacturing and trading centre; has a Romanesque cathedral and a university, with silk mills and cotton mills, as well as foundries and machine shops; here Lavater was born and Zwingli was pastor.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. zurich

    A town of Switzerland, capital of the canton of the same name, at the northern extremity of the Lake of Zürich, 60 miles northeast from Berne. The Swiss defeated the Austrians near this town in 1443, and in 1799 the French defeated the Russians and Austrians before it. In 1859 a treaty between Austria, France, and Sardinia was signed here, and Lombardy sold by Austria to the king of Sardinia for £10,000,000.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Zurich

    From the Latin Thuricum, in honour of Thuricus, the son of Theodoric, who rebuilt the city after it had been destroyed by Attila.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zurich in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zurich in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Zurich in a Sentence

  1. Emmanuel Nahshon:

    What happened (in Zurich) proves that the nuclear deal ... created an unbridled incentive to pour billions of dollars into Iran without it being required to changes its policy of terror and belligerence, greed begets attempts to grovel before the Iranian regime, with attendant loss of basic sense and self-respect.

  2. Seb Coe:

    I was sitting in front of a group of sponsors at our European championships in Zurich this year and asked them if there was anything in the last half hour they'd understood, the answers were very interesting.

  3. Francois Carrard:

    When you give a long interview, what you talk about is squeezed for printing, i expressed surprise at the harshness of the action taken in Zurich, it was a surprise blitz so to speak. I have the greatest respect for the American justice and I have no frustration at all with them.

  4. Niki Lauda:

    All customers ... will (be) ...informed about the cancellations and refunds, we regret the cancellations from Zurich and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.

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