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Definitions for hesse
ˈhɛs ə for 1 ; hɛs for 2 ; ˈhɛs ənhesse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hesse, Hermann Hessenoun

    Swiss writer (born in Germany) whose novels and poems express his interests in eastern spiritual values (1877-1962)


  1. Hessenoun

    One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.


  1. Hesse

    Hesse (, US also , Hessian dialect: [ˈhɛzə]) or Hessia (UK: , US: ; German: Hessen [ˈhɛsn̩] (listen)), officially the State of Hesse (German: Land Hessen), is a state in Germany. Its capital city is Wiesbaden, and the largest urban area is Frankfurt, which is also the country's financial centre. Two other major historic cities are Darmstadt and Kassel. With an area of 21,114.73 square kilometers and a population of over six million, it ranks seventh and fifth, respectively, among the sixteen German states. Frankfurt Rhine-Main, Germany's second-largest metropolitan area (after Rhine-Ruhr), is mainly located in Hesse. As a cultural region, Hesse also includes the area known as Rhenish Hesse (Rheinhessen) in the neighbouring state of Rhineland-Palatinate.


  1. hesse

    Hesse is a federal state in central Germany. It is known for its rich cultural history, with landmarks like the medieval Römer city hall in Frankfurt, modern architecture of the Museum für Moderne Kunst and the Baroque-style Wilhelmshöhe Palace in Kassel. Hesse is also known for being the birthplace of renowned writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It is one of the most populous states and one of the world's leading financial centers.


  1. Hesse

    Hesse or Hessia is both a cultural region of Germany and the name of an individual German state. ⁕The cultural region of Hesse includes both the State of Hesse and the area known as Rhenish Hesse in the neighbouring Rhineland-Palatinate state. The oldest city of the cultural region of Hesse, Mainz, is in Rhenish Hesse. ⁕The State of Hesse is part of the larger cultural region. It has an area of 21,110 km² and just over six million inhabitants. The capital is Wiesbaden. Hessen's largest city is Frankfurt am Main. The English name "Hesse" comes from the Hessian dialect. The variant "Hessia" comes from the medieval latin Hassia. The German term Hessen is used by the European Commission because their policy is to leave regional names untranslated. The term "Hesse" ultimately derives from a Germanic tribe called the Chatti, who settled in the region in the first century B.C. An inhabitant of Hesse is called a Hessian.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hesse

    or Hesse-Darmstadt (993), a grand-duchy of the German empire, lies partly in, and partly on the border of, SW. Prussia; consists of two large portions, divided by a strip of Hesse-Nassau, and 11 enclaves; half the land is under cultivation, and the greater part of what remains is covered with forest; its many rivers belong mostly to the Rhine system; corn is raised in large quantities, iron and manganese are found, and there are flourishing manufactures of leather, upholstery, tobacco, &c.; the legislative power is vested in two chambers; Mainz is the largest town, and Darmstadt the capital.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hesse

    A territory in Western Germany, the seat of the Catti; formed part of the empire of Charlemagne; from the rulers of it in his time the present are descended. It was joined to Thuringia till about 1263, when Henry I. became landgrave of Hesse. The most remarkable of his successors was Philip, who signed the Augsburg Confession in 1530, and the League of Smalcald in 1531. At his death Hesse was divided in Hesse-Cassel and Hesse-Darmstadt, and in 1803 the former became an electorate, and the latter a grand duchy. Hesse-Cassel was incorporated with Prussia in 1866, and Hesse-Darmstadt became a part of the North German Confederation in 1867, and as such it took part in the Franco-Prussian war in 1870.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HESSE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hesse is ranked #5697 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hesse surname appeared 6,084 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Hesse.

    94.1% or 5,730 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 153 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 70 total occurrences were Black.
    0.8% or 54 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 44 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 33 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hesse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hesse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hesse in a Sentence

  1. Gero Neugebauer:

    The The Cold War paranoia breaking out in Thuringia is bizarre - you get a feeling it's a state bordering Russia rather than Hesse and that Soviet tanks are ready to roll in, the reality is that the Left taking control of a state is a big step toward more German unity.

  2. Theodor Weimer:

    Transformational transactions, whereby we thereafter no longer hold majority, or our headquarters is no longer in Hesse, are not an option for us.

  3. Germany Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    What's not going to happen is to follow a 'not-in-my-back yard' principle, that won't work. We'll try to use existing routes and underground cables. What we can't do is to move routes to Hesse and Baden-Wuerttenberg.

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