[German oo-ree; English oo r-ee]


a canton in central Switzerland. 415 sq. mi. (1075 sq. km). Capital: Altdorf.

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  • Since that time, he has been employed as coachman by Uri Gilbert, Esq., of this city.

  • Uri, the son of the former, now appeared beneath the ancient tree.

    Joshua, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • But these Uri cannot be habituated to man or made tractable, not even when young.

    Bible Animals;

    J. G. Wood

  • When the servants call you Uri, you must not be angry with them.

    Against the Current

    Edward A. Steiner

  • There certainly was a Hapsburg governor, Gessler, in charge of the canton Uri about this time .


    Frank Fox

British Dictionary definitions for uri



one of the original three cantons of Switzerland, in the centre of the country: mainly German-speaking and Roman Catholic. Capital: Altdorf. Pop: 35 200 (2002 est). Area: 1075 sq km (415 sq miles)
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