a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League
cologne, cologne water, eau de cologne(noun)
a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
A city in northwestern Germany on the Rhine River.
A type of perfume consisting of 2-5% essential oils, 70-90 % alcohol and water.
You stink of too much cologne.
Origin: Short for eau de Cologne < eau de Cologne, the name given to the original product in 1709. The success of the original Eau de Cologne inspired many imitators and it has become a genericized trademark
a perfumed liquid, composed of alcohol and certain aromatic oils, used in the toilet; -- called also cologne water and eau de cologne
Origin: [Originally made in Cologne, the French name of Kln, a city in Germany.]
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants. Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities. Cologne was originally founded and established by the Romans in 50 AD, under the name Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. It was the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the headquarters of the military in the region until occupied by the Franks in 462. During the Middle Ages it flourished as one of the most important major trade routes between east and west in Europe. Cologne was one of the leading members of the Hanseatic League and one of the largest cities north of the Alps in mediaval and renaissance times. Up until World War II the city had undergone several other occupations by the French and also the British. Cologne was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II. The bombing reduced the population by 95% and destroyed almost the entire city. With the intention of restoring as many historic buildings as possible, the rebuilding has resulted in a very mixed and unique cityscape.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
in German Köln, capital of Rhenish Prussia, and a fortress of first rank, on the left bank of the Rhine, 175 m. SE. of Rotterdam; is a busy commercial city, and is engaged in eau-de-Cologne, sugar, tobacco, and other manufactures. It has some fine old buildings, and a picture gallery; but its glory is its great cathedral, founded in the 9th century, burnt in 1248, since which time the rebuilding was carried on at intervals, and only completed in 1880; it is one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A fortified city of Prussia, the capital of the province of Rhenish Prussia, on the left bank of the Rhine. It is a fortress of the first rank. It was taken by the French in 1795, and assigned to Prussia in 1814.
Etymology and Origins
The Colonia Agrippina of the Romans, so called after the mother of Nero, who was born here.
The numerical value of cologne in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cologne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of cologne in a Sentence
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
What happened in Cologne only gave us a taste of what's about to come.
Gentlemen, I give you Cologne. Letsknock the hell out of it, and Clarence Smoyer obliged.
It smelled like sh--, it smelled like sweet cologne. I guess it was love and hate, you know. I was smelling love and hate. They were giving me some love and hate.
You always know when Danny (D'Angelo) is coming. You hear him first (because of the Tic Tacs in his pocket) and then you smell him (because he uses way too much cologne!)
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- ماء كولونيا, كولونياArabic
- colòniaCatalan, Valencian
- kolínská vodaCzech
- Kölnisch Wasser, Eau de Cologne, KölnischwasserGerman
- agua de ColoniaSpanish
- ادکلن, ادوکلنPersian
- eau de CologneFrench
- acqua di ColoniaItalian
- オーデコロン, コロンJapanese
- 오드콜로뉴, 香水, 향수Korean
- woda kolońskaPolish
- nước hoa co-lô-nhơVietnamese
- benosmelavat di Köln, benosmelavatVolapük
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