Ad·olf [ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf], /ˈæd ɒlf, ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈɑ dɔlf/, Adolf Schicklgruber; "der Führer", 1889–1945, Nazi dictator of Germany, born in Austria: Chancellor 1933–45; dictator 1934–45.
- an·ti-Hit·ler, adjective
- pro-Hit·ler, adjective
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How to use Hitler in a sentence
His harrowing escape from Vienna when Hitler took Austria in March 1938 is dramatically chronicled in his memoirs.
The risk to his life was great enough that he had to flee Munich when Hitler attempted to seize power in November 1923.
When Hitler became chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933, Hildebrand was confronted with a choice: Would he remain in Nazi Germany?
By the end of February, as Hitler consolidated his power, his decision was made: He would not—indeed, could not—remain.
Nazi t-shirts are also very popular in Thailand, which is one step away from staging a revival of Springtime For Hitler.Hitler is Huge in Thailand: Chicken Joints, T-Shirts, and A Govt.-Issued Propaganda Video | Marlow Stern | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gould states that this Cape "has Hitler proved a barrier to the migrations of many species of Mollusca."Cape Cod | Henry D. Thoreau
Nayland is a stuffed shirt of the first stuffing, and a tinpot Hitler to boot, but he is fanatically and incorruptibly patriotic.The Mercenaries | Henry Beam Piper
Are they not the very men who sent cables of homage to Hitler and Mussolini after the shame of Munich?The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
This month, September, the tides and the weather will all be in Hitler's favor.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen
"No matter what Hitler tries, we'll beat him at it," he said.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for Hitler
Adolf. (ˈaːdɔlf). Grandmother's maiden name and father's original surname Schicklgrüber . 1889–1945, German dictator, born in Austria. After becoming president of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi party), he attempted to overthrow the government of Bavaria (1923). While in prison he wrote Mein Kampf, expressing his philosophy of the superiority of the Aryan race and the inferiority of the Jews. He was appointed chancellor of Germany (1933), transforming it from a democratic republic into the totalitarian Third Reich, of which he became Führer in 1934. He established concentration camps to exterminate the Jews, rearmed the Rhineland (1936), annexed Austria (1938) and Czechoslovakia, and invaded Poland (1939), which precipitated World War II. He committed suicide
a person who displays dictatorial characteristics
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