Frankfurt am Main

/ (German ˈfraŋkfʊrt (am ˈmain)) /

  1. a city in central Germany, in Hesse on the Main River: a Roman settlement in the 1st century; a free imperial city (1372–1806); seat of the federal assembly (1815–66); university (1914); trade fairs since the 13th century. Pop: 643 432 (2003 est)

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British Dictionary definitions for Frankfurt (2 of 2)


Frankfurt an der Oder

/ (German ˈfraŋkfʊrt (an der ˈoːdər)) /

  1. a city in E Germany on the Polish border: member of the Hanseatic League (1368–1450). Pop: 67 014 (2003 est)

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How to use Frankfurt in a sentence

  • In the meanwhile I had received another cable from home telling me to call up a certain banker in Frankfurt.

    Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
  • At first I thought I would take a train and go up to Frankfurt to shorten the process of borrowing money.

    Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
  • I therefore bade goodbye to my employer and his whole family, took a seat on the Frankfurt post, and set out for Berlin.

  • He would give him a letter to carry to the grandfather, which would explain everything, and he could then return to Frankfurt.

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  • June 25th, after some preliminary survey of the place, Belleisle made his Entry into Frankfurt: magnificent in the extreme.

Cultural definitions for Frankfurt


[ (frangk-fuhrt, frahngk-foort) ]

City in west central Germany on the Main River; an industrial, commercial, and financial center.

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