- a city in and the capital of Brandenburg, in NE Germany, SW of Berlin: formerly the residence of German emperors; wartime conference July–August 1945 of Truman, Stalin, Churchill, and later, Attlee.
- a town in N New York.
- a state in NE central Germany. 10,039 sq. mi. (26,000 sq. km). Capital: Potsdam.
- a city in NE Germany.
Examples from the Web for potsdam
Then a minute later we were on our way out of Berlin on the Potsdam road.The Minister of Evil
William Le Queux
It was this which he had used in tiny quantities in the experiment at Potsdam.The World Peril of 1910
And be thankful for your Potsdam grenadiers and their pipe-clay!History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VI. (of XXI.)
But the palace at Potsdam was not destroyed and stands to this day.
The bayonets of Potsdam were glittering at his breast, but he cried, Fight on—fight on!John Brown
Captain R. W. Campbell
- a city in Germany, the capital of Brandenburg on the Havel River: residence of Prussian kings and German emperors and scene of the Potsdam Conference of 1945, at which the main Allied powers agreed on a plan to occupy Germany at the end of the Second World War. Pop: 144 979 (2003 est)
- a state in NE Germany, part of East Germany until 1990. A former electorate, it expanded under the Hohenzollerns to become the kingdom of Prussia (1701). The district east of the Oder River became Polish in 1945. Capital: Potsdam. Pop: 2 575 000 (2003 est). Area: 29 481 sq km (11 219 sq miles)
- a city in NE Germany: former capital of the Prussian province of Brandenburg. Pop: 75 485 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for potsdam
town in Germany, first recorded 993 as Poztupimi; the name is Slavic, the first element is po "by near," the second element evidently was influenced by Dutch names in -dam. The Potsdam Conference of the victorious Allies in World War II was held July 17-Aug. 2, 1945, to decide the fate of Germany.
region in northeastern Germany, traditionally said to be ultimately from Slavic, but perhaps German and meaning literally "burned fortress," or else from a Celtic proper name.