Other definitions for Lucerne (2 of 2)
a canton in central Switzerland. 576 sq. mi. (1,490 sq. km).
the capital of this canton, on Lake of Lucerne.
Lake of. Also called Lake of the Four Forest Cantons. a lake in central Switzerland. 24 miles (39 km) long; 44 sq. mi. (114 sq. km).
- German Luzern.
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How to use lucerne in a sentence
Then in October, the WEF opted to relocate to lucerne, a Swiss city with a more temperate climate.World Economic Forum moves 2021 annual meeting from Davos to Singapore to escape COVID-19 | eamonbarrett | December 8, 2020 | Fortune
Battle of Sempach, in the canton of lucerne, which established the independence of Switzerland.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Clover, lucerne, ryegrass and similar grasses have been introduced to improve and vary the fodder.
lucerne, in Switzerland does not excel it in romantic grandeur of situation.The Raid of John Brown at Harper's Ferry as I Saw It | Rev. Samuel Vanderlip Leech
We went to lucerne, and thence to Como, where I intended to leave her.Paul Patoff | F. Marion Crawford
Elena had spent part of the summer at lucerne,—she had just come from Paris.The Child of Pleasure | Gabriele D'Annunzio
British Dictionary definitions for lucerne (1 of 2)
British another name for alfalfa
British Dictionary definitions for Lucerne (2 of 2)
a canton in central Switzerland, northwest of Lake Lucerne: joined the Swiss Confederacy in 1332. Pop: 352 300 (2002 est). Area: 1494 sq km (577 sq miles)
a city in central Switzerland, capital of Lucerne canton, on Lake Lucerne: tourist centre. Pop: 59 496 (2000)
Lake Lucerne a lake in central Switzerland: fed and drained chiefly by the River Reuss. Area: 115 sq km (44 sq miles): German name: Vierwaldstättersee
- German name (for senses 1 and 2): Luzern
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