[drez-duh n; German dreys-duh n]
- the capital of Saxony in E Germany, on the Elbe River.
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for dresden
In Dresden, Germany, anti-Islam rallies each week draw thousands of demonstrators.Police Hunt for Paris Massacre Suspects
Tracy McNicoll, Christopher Dickey
January 7, 2015
The Stollen was paraded through the city of Dresden, and later an appointed “Stollen girl” cut the cake.
The tradition of baking of Stollen is probably the strongest in Dresden, Germany.
They would travel by train, and the trains would pass through Dresden, the East German city closest to Prague.How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin
November 9, 2014
Vladimir Putin famously ran agents for the KGB from 1985 to 1990 out of Dresden, which was then in communist East Germany.One Big Reason The CIA Spied on Germany: Worries About Russian Moles in Berlin
July 12, 2014
My people are going abroad, to Dresden, at once, and I must go with them.The Gentleman From Indiana
You have forgotten Dresden and the chemistry classes at Frulein Weber's?Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
A poor copy of this work is at Dresden, a better one at Bergamo.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
Oh, very; so is a Dresden china shepherd, but if you let him fall he breaks.The First Violin
Now, this is exactly what Turco is doing at Munich and Dresden.
- 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)
- relating to, designating, or made of Dresden china
- a fine 3-ply yarn used for knitting and weaving
- a fine woollen fabric used for coats, etc
C19: named after Saxony, where it was produced
- 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
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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