[noo r-uh m-burg, nyoo r-]


a city in central Bavaria, in SE Germany: site of international trials (1945–46) of Nazis accused of war crimes.

German Nürnberg. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • All the way the land was lovely, and as they drew near Nuremberg it grew enchanting, with a fairy quaintness.

  • His son rebelled against him, and the old king stopped at Nuremberg to collect his forces.

  • "It is the same here as it was in Nuremberg," said Mrs. Toymaker.

    Mitz and Fritz of Germany

    Madeline Brandeis

  • It was framed in Nuremberg in 1356, and is still kept in Frankfort.

  • In the Germanic Museum at Nuremberg are preserved several examples dating from the first quarter of the seventeenth century.


    H. Clifford Smith,

British Dictionary definitions for nuremberg



a city in S Germany, in N Bavaria: scene of annual Nazi rallies (1933–38), the anti-Semitic Nuremberg decrees (1935), and the trials of Nazi leaders for their war crimes (1945–46); important metalworking and electrical industries. Pop: 493 553 (2003 est)German name: Nürnberg
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Word Origin and History for nuremberg


city in northern Bavaria, from German Nürnberg, Medieval Latin Norinberga. Second element is Berg "mountain," first element of unknown origin. Associated with the Nazis and site of mass party rallies every September during the Third Reich. The Nuremberg Laws (1935) barred Jews from German citizenship and forbid intermarriage with Aryans. The Nuremberg trials for war crimes and crimes against humanity were held 1945-6.

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