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Copenhagen

[koh-puh n-hey-guh n, -hah-, koh-puh n-hey-, -hah-]
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noun
  1. a seaport in and the capital of Denmark, on the E coast of Zealand.
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Danish København.

Denmark

[den-mahrk]
noun
  1. a kingdom in N Europe, on the Jutland peninsula and adjacent islands. 16,576 sq. mi. (42,930 sq. km). Capital: Copenhagen.
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Related formspro-Den·mark, adjective
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  • His expedition, which left Copenhagen in 1761, lasted six years.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • The Thorwaldsen Gallery of Copenhagen had ever dazzled his imagination.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Broder remained at Copenhagen, completing his course there in the spring of 1715.

  • The managers in Zurich and Copenhagen are also German subjects.

    England and Germany

    Emile Joseph Dillon

  • Serious changes also took place in his relations to the court at Copenhagen.


British Dictionary definitions for copenhagen

Copenhagen

noun
  1. the capital of Denmark, a port on Zealand and the Amager Islands on a site inhabited for some 6000 years: exports chiefly agricultural products; iron and steel works; university (1479). Pop: 501 664 (2004 est)Danish name: København
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Denmark

noun
  1. a kingdom in N Europe, between the Baltic and the North Sea: consists of the mainland of Jutland and about 100 inhabited islands (chiefly Zealand, Lolland, Funen, Falster, Langeland, and Bornholm); extended its territory throughout the Middle Ages, ruling Sweden until 1523 and Norway until 1814, and incorporating Greenland as a province from 1953 to 1979; joined the Common Market (now the EU) in 1973; an important exporter of dairy produce. Language: Danish. Religion: Christian, Lutheran majority. Currency: krone. Capital: Copenhagen. Pop: 5 556 452 (2013 est). Area: 43 031 sq km (16 614 sq miles)Danish name: Danmark Related adjective: Danish
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Word Origin and History for copenhagen

Copenhagen

capital of Denmark, literally "merchant's port," from Danish køber "merchant," literally "buyer" (see cheap (adj.)), + havn "port" (see haven).

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Denmark

from Dane, the people's name, + Danish mark "border" (see mark (n.1)).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

copenhagen in Culture

Copenhagen

Capital of Denmark and largest city in the country, located in eastern Denmark; the country's chief commercial, industrial, and cultural center.

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Called the “Paris of the north” because of its similar charm.

Denmark

Constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, bordered by the North Sea to the west, the Skagerrak and the Kattegat Straits to the north, the Baltic Sea to the east, and Germany to the south.

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Denmark became a member of NATO in 1949, breaking its tradition of neutrality.
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