- Ot·to von [ot-oh von; German aw-toh fuh n] /ˈɒt oʊ vɒn; German ˈɔ toʊ fən/, 1815–98, German statesman: first chancellor of modern German Empire 1871–90.
- a city in and the capital of North Dakota, in the central part.
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- Chiefly Northern U.S.a jelly doughnut.
- Chiefly Midland U.S.a fried cruller.
- a state in the N central United States. 70,665 sq. mi. (183,020 sq. km). Capital: Bismarck. Abbreviation: ND (for use with zip code), N. Dak.
Examples from the Web for bismarck
The usher is from the Bismarck Food Service, wearing a blue Bismarck jersey, carrying a Bismarck bucket filled with soft drinks.Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune
September 13, 2014
The Daily Pic: The crème brûlée "bismarck" from the Doughnut Plant is a great aesthetic creation.Mona Lisa of the Coffee Shop
February 5, 2013
She returned to Los Angeles on Friday, and her next speaking engagement will be in Bismarck, North Dakota.Bristol Gets Political
October 1, 2010
"No surrender" was the steadfast motto of Bismarck and his royal master.
An awful hour for Bismarck, conscious of the load of responsibility which he carried.
But Bismarck had the true statesman's sense of the proper sequence of things.
But Bismarck, although he carried a blithe front, was far from comfortable.
Jules Favre was entrusted with the negotiations with Bismarck.My Double Life
- a city in North Dakota, on the Missouri River: the state capital. Pop: 56 344 (2003 est)
- Prince Otto (Eduard Leopold) von (ˈɔto fɔn), called the Iron Chancellor . 1815–98, German statesman; prime minister of Prussia (1862–90). Under his leadership Prussia defeated Austria and France, and Germany was united. In 1871 he became the first chancellor of the German Reich
- a state of the western US: mostly undulating prairies and plains, rising from the Red River valley in the east to the Missouri plateau in the west, with the infertile Bad Lands in the extreme west. Capital: Bismarck. Pop: 633 837 (2003 est). Area: 183 019 sq km (70 664 sq miles)Abbreviation: N. Dak., N.D., (with zip code) ND
Word Origin and History for bismarck
"drink of champagne and stout" (also called a black velvet), 1910, named for the German chancellor (1815-1898), who was said to have been fond of it. The surname is said to be short for Biscofsmark "bishop's boundary."