Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

Metz

[mets; French mes] /mɛts; French mɛs/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Moselle, in NE France: fortress; battles 1870, 1918, 1940, 1944.

Moselle

[moh-zel] /moʊˈzɛl/
noun
1.
German Mosel
[moh-zuh l] /ˈmoʊ zəl/ (Show IPA)
. a river in W central Europe, flowing from the Vosges Mountains in NE France into the Rhine at Coblenz in W Germany. 320 miles (515 km) long.
2.
a department in NE France. 2406 sq. mi. (6230 sq. km).
Capital: Metz.
3.
a light, white wine made along the Moselle in Germany.

Austrasia

[aw-strey-zhuh, -shuh] /ɔˈstreɪ ʒə, -ʃə/
noun
1.
the E part of the former kingdom of the Franks, comprising parts of what is now NE France, W Germany, and Belgium.
Capital: Metz.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Metz
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • I hope you will decide to send Joseph here to Brienne, rather than to Metz.

  • To the north of the salient there was a railroad from Etain to Metz.

  • He returned from exile upon the fall of Metz into the hands of the French, in 1552.

  • Sunday morning at the Metz farm was no time for prolonged slumber.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • That stubborn she is, like her pop—ach, like all of us Metz's, I guess.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • The sitting-room of the Metz farm was attractive in its old-fashioned furnishing.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • The Metz farm was just outside the southern limits of the town of Greenwald.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • Life on the Metz farm went on in even tenor year in and year out.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • At the foot of the hill was the Metz farm nestling in its green surroundings.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
British Dictionary definitions for Metz

Metz

/mɛts; French mɛs/
noun
1.
a city in NE France on the River Moselle: a free imperial city in the 13th century; annexed by France in 1552; part of Germany (1871–1918); centre of the Lorraine iron-mining region. Pop: 123 776 (1999)

Austrasia

/ɒˈstreɪʒə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
the eastern region of the kingdom of the Merovingian Franks that had its capital at Metz and lasted from 511 ad until 814 ad. It covered the area now comprising NE France, Belgium, and western Germany

Moselle

/məʊˈzɛl/
noun
1.
a department of NE France, in Lorraine region. Capital: Metz. Pop: 1 027 854 (2003 est). Area: 6253 sq km (2439 sq miles)
2.
a river in W Europe, rising in NE France and flowing northwest, forming part of the border between Luxembourg and Germany, then northeast to the Rhine: many vineyards along its lower course. Length: 547 km (340 miles) German name Mosel (ˈmoːzəl)
3.
(sometimes not capital) a German white wine from the Moselle valley
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
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Metz

Moselle

river in Western Europe, Latin Mosella, literally "Little Meuse," in reference to the longer River Meuse (Latin Mosa), into which it flows. From 1680s as "wine from the valley of the river Moselle.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Metz

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Metz

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for metz