Munich

[ myoo-nik ]
/ ˈmyu nɪk /

noun

German München. a city in and the capital of Bavaria, in SW Germany.
any dishonorable appeasement.
Compare Munich Pact.

Definition for munich (2 of 2)

Bavaria
[ buh-vair-ee-uh ]
/ bəˈvɛər i ə /

noun

a state in SE Germany: formerly a kingdom. 27,239 sq. mi. (70,550 sq. km). Capital: Munich.
German Bayern.
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British Dictionary definitions for munich (1 of 2)

Munich
/ (ˈmjuːnɪk) /

noun

a city in S Germany, capital of the state of Bavaria, on the Isar River: became capital of Bavaria in 1508; headquarters of the Nazi movement in the 1920s; a major financial, commercial, and manufacturing centre. Pop: 1 247 873 (2003 est)German name: München

British Dictionary definitions for munich (2 of 2)

Bavaria
/ (bəˈvɛərɪə) /

noun

a state of S Germany: a former duchy and kingdom; mainly wooded highland, with the Alps in the south. Capital: Munich. Pop: 12 155 000 (2000 est). Area: 70 531 sq km (27 232 sq miles)German name: Bayern
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Culture definitions for munich (1 of 2)

Munich

Capital of Bavaria, located in southern Germany near the Bavarian Alps; a commercial, industrial, transportation, communications, and cultural center.

notes for Munich

Munich was the scene of the Nazi party's rise to power; National Socialism (Nazism) was founded there in 1918, and Adolf Hitler led an attempted revolution in Munich in 1923, the Beer Hall Putsch.

notes for Munich

The Munich Pact, drawn up in 1938, forced Czechoslovakia to give up territory to the Nazis.

notes for Munich

During World War II, the Allies bombed much of the city. After the war, it was the largest city in the American occupation zone.

Culture definitions for munich (2 of 2)

Bavaria

State in southwestern Germany bordered by the former Czechoslovakia to the east, Austria to the southeast and south, and the German states of Baden-Wurttemberg and Hesse to the west and northwest. Its capital and largest city is Munich.

notes for Bavaria

Adolf Hitler began his rise to power in Bavaria.

notes for Bavaria

The area is famous for its beer and automobiles. BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works.
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