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Bremen

[brem-uh n; German brey-muh n] /ˈbrɛm ən; German ˈbreɪ mən/
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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  • 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
  • Out of this, originated the desire to establish a "future" market in Bremen.

    Bremen Cotton Exchange Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
  • The Bremen Cotton Exchange and the cotton trade were at a stand-still.

    Bremen Cotton Exchange Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
  • These efforts, however, were not crowned with success, Bremen regained its position.

    Bremen Cotton Exchange Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
  • From such reflections I was glad to make any escape on board that Bremen Diana.

    Falk Joseph Conrad
  • Adam of Bremen dates about 1070, and his commentator a little later.'

British Dictionary definitions for Bremen

Bremen

/ˈbreɪmən/
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)
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Word Origin and History for Bremen

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

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