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Altdorf

[ahlt-dawrf]
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noun
  1. a town in and the capital of Uri, in central Switzerland, near Lucerne: legendary home of William Tell.
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Uri

[German oo-ree; English oo r-ee]
noun
  1. a canton in central Switzerland. 415 sq. mi. (1075 sq. km). Capital: Altdorf.
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Examples from the Web for altdorf

Historical Examples

  • We saw your name at Altdorf, and have been trying to come up with you ever since.'

    The Heir of Redclyffe

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • The school was at last moved to Altdorf, and grew into the University there.

  • At Altdorf he was offered a professorship of jurisprudence, which he refused.

  • When my business calls me to Altdorf I shall go and in all ways act as a free man, loyal to my country and afraid of no one.

  • Before we left Altdorf the two Englishmen whom we had seen scorching over the Axenstrasse arrived.

    The Letters of her Mother to Elizabeth

    W. R. H. (William Rutherford Hayes) Trowbridge


British Dictionary definitions for altdorf

Altdorf

noun
  1. a town in central Switzerland, capital of Uri canton: setting of the William Tell legend. Pop: 8541 (2000)
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Uri

noun
  1. one of the original three cantons of Switzerland, in the centre of the country: mainly German-speaking and Roman Catholic. Capital: Altdorf. Pop: 35 200 (2002 est). Area: 1075 sq km (415 sq miles)
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