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Bremen

[brem-uh n; German brey-muh n]
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noun
  1. a state in NW Germany. 156 sq. mi. (405 sq. km).
  2. a port in and the capital of this state, on the Weser River: formerly a member of the Hanseatic League.
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Examples from the Web for bremen

Historical Examples

  • The ship sailed for Bremen about twenty days after I got on board her.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • When she recovered, she went as English governess to a rich German family in Bremen.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • The quality is perfectly correct, you can ask any expert in Bremen about it.

    Bremen Cotton Exchange

    Andreas Wilhelm Cramer

  • We have nothing to do with your Bremen Experts, if need be, our local experts will decide.

    Bremen Cotton Exchange

    Andreas Wilhelm Cramer

  • Here, in Bremen, first of all, the credit system had to be abolished.

    Bremen Cotton Exchange

    Andreas Wilhelm Cramer


British Dictionary definitions for bremen

Bremen

noun
  1. a state of NW Germany, centred on the city of Bremen and its outport Bremerhaven. Pop: 663 000 (2003 est). Area: 404 sq km (156 sq miles)
  2. an industrial city and port in NW Germany, on the Weser estuary. Pop: 544 853 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bremen

Bremen

city in Germany, from Old Saxon bremo "edge" (related to English brim (n.)), in reference to its site on a river bank.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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