[brem-uh n; German brey-muh n]
- a state in NW Germany. 156 sq. mi. (405 sq. km).
- a port in and the capital of this state, on the Weser River: formerly a member of the Hanseatic League.
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Examples from the Web for bremen
The ship sailed for Bremen about twenty days after I got on board her.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
When she recovered, she went as English governess to a rich German family in Bremen.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
Here, in Bremen, first of all, the credit system had to be abolished.
The Bremen Cotton Exchange and the cotton trade were at a stand-still.
The quality is perfectly correct, you can ask any expert in Bremen about it.
- a state of NW Germany, centred on the city of Bremen and its outport Bremerhaven. Pop: 663 000 (2003 est). Area: 404 sq km (156 sq miles)
- an industrial city and port in NW Germany, on the Weser estuary. Pop: 544 853 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for bremen
city in Germany, from Old Saxon bremo "edge" (related to English brim (n.)), in reference to its site on a river bank.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper