Dresden

[ drez-duh n; German dreys-duh n ]
/ ˈdrɛz dən; German ˈdreɪs dən /

noun

the capital of Saxony in E Germany, on the Elbe River.

Definition for dresden (2 of 2)

Saxony

[ sak-suh-nee ]
/ ˈsæk sə ni /

noun

a state in E central Germany. 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
a former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq. mi. (14,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
a medieval division of N Germany with varying boundaries: extended at its height from the Rhine to E of the Elbe.

German Sachsen; French Saxe.

Related forms

Sax·o·ni·an [sak-soh-nee-uh n] /sækˈsoʊ ni ən/, noun, adjectiveSax·on·ic [sak-son-ik] /sækˈsɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dresden (1 of 3)

Dresden

/ (ˈdrɛzdən) /

noun

an industrial city in SE Germany, the capital of Saxony on the River Elbe: it was severely damaged in the Seven Years' War (1760); the baroque city was almost totally destroyed in World War II by Allied bombing (1945). Pop: 483 632 (2003 est)

adjective

relating to, designating, or made of Dresden china

British Dictionary definitions for dresden (2 of 3)

saxony

/ (ˈsæksənɪ) /

noun

a fine 3-ply yarn used for knitting and weaving
a fine woollen fabric used for coats, etc

Word Origin for saxony

C19: named after Saxony, where it was produced

British Dictionary definitions for dresden (3 of 3)

Saxony

/ (ˈsæksənɪ) /

noun

a state in E Germany, formerly part of East Germany. Pop: 4 321 000 (2003 est)
a former duchy and electorate in SE and central Germany, whose territory changed greatly over the centuries
(in the early Middle Ages) any territory inhabited or ruled by Saxons

German name: SachsenFrench name: Saxe
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Culture definitions for dresden

Dresden

[ (drez-duhn) ]

City in eastern Germany on the Elbe River.


Note

Dresden was a leading center of German music, art, and architecture for three centuries, until it was severely damaged by Allied bombing in World War II.
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