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[es-uh n]
  1. a city in W Germany: the chief city of the Ruhr River valley.
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Examples from the Web for essen

Historical Examples

  • We were greeted on all sides by the words, "Aman essen gheldinghiz!"

    rminius Vambry, his life and adventures

    rminius Vambry

  • And that was the beginning of the great Krupp works at Essen.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley

  • It was impossible to believe that an Englishman could be, of all places, in Essen.

  • Model towns (Pullman in this country, Essen in Germany, etc.).

    Woman's Club Work and Programs

    Caroline French Benton

  • Lying just to the eastward of the Rhine are Essen and Dortmund.

British Dictionary definitions for essen


  1. a city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: the leading administrative centre of the Ruhr; university. Pop: 589 499 (2003 est)
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