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[French kawl-mar; German kawl-mahr] /French kɔlˈmar; German ˈkɔl mɑr/
a city in and the capital of Haut-Rhin, in NE France.


[oh-ran] /oʊˈrɛ̃/
a department in NE France. 1354 sq. mi. (3505 sq. km).
Capital: Colmar. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • "We belong to a party of woodcutters, from Colmar," Ralph said, quietly.

  • On Aug. 20 we held the road to Colmar through the Vosges and the plain.

  • Seventy years ago they were seen before the battle of Colmar.

    Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
  • On the 20th we held the approaches to Colmar, both by the plain and by the Vosges.

  • When at Colmar, as a measure of self-protection,259 he resolved to commune at Easter.

    Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke
  • Colmar is not difficult to reach if you are in Paris, or pass through Strasburg.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • From Schlettstadt "certain of the fraternity" escorted him to Colmar.

  • At this he missed his bow, which he had forgotten at Colmar.

  • Hirn of Colmar measured the ratio of work to heat in the steam engine.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc
  • Misset left his wife at Colmar, but returned every twenty-four hours himself.

    Clementina A.E.W. Mason
British Dictionary definitions for Colmar


/French kɔlmar/
a city in NE France: annexed to Germany 1871–1919 and 1940–45; textile industry. Pop: 65 136 (1999) German name Kolmar


/French orɛ̃/
a department of E France in Alsace region. Capital: Colmar. Pop: 722 692 (2003 est). Area: 3566 sq km (1377 sq miles)
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