- a mildly perfumed toilet water; eau de Cologne.
Origin of cologne
- a city in W Germany.
Examples from the Web for cologne
One Twitter user in Cologne, Germany tweets about the importance of Ebola victims staying hydrated.Ebola Tweets Are Missing the Target
August 3, 2014
These dust-ups are similar to what happened in 2006, when I happened to be living in Cologne as Germany hosted the World Cup.What Is It About Soccer That Brings Out the Hooligan in Its Fans?
June 25, 2014
I selected an object—a bottle of Brut cologne—and was ushered into a second smaller room.I Watched Shia LaBeouf Cry at His Weird LA Art Project #IAMSORRY
February 11, 2014
Courtesy Sherrie Levine, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne.Sherrie Levine's Sincerest Flattery
March 1, 2013
A "recycled" sofa by the artist-designer Florian Borkenhagen, who shows with Gabrielle Ammann gallery in Cologne.Sofa For A Siding
February 4, 2013
From Liege to Cologne the country exhibited one boundless harvest.
It was tried on a wire laid across the Rhine between Deutz and Cologne.Heroes of the Telegraph
They journeyed to London by way of Cologne, arriving by the end of May.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
More important was Stephen Lochner, who died at Cologne in 1451.Six Centuries of Painting
Erasmus was perhaps present; in any case he accompanied the Emperor to Cologne.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
- a perfumed liquid or solid made of fragrant essential oils and alcoholAlso called: Cologne water, eau de Cologne
- an industrial city and river port in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia on the Rhine: important commercially since ancient times; university (1388). Pop: 965 954 (2003 est)German name: Köln
Word Origin and History for cologne
1814, Cologne water, loan-translation of French eau de Cologne, literally "water from Cologne," from the city in Germany (German Köln, from Latin Colonia Agrippina) where it was made, first by Italian chemist Johann Maria Farina, who had settled there in 1709.