[vahy-mahr, wahy-]
Related formsWei·mar·i·an, adjective, noun
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Contemporary Examples of weimar

Historical Examples of weimar

  • He came to Weimar with a tutor to learn German when I happened to be living there.

    Roden's Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • Gone with the little courts that nurtured them—gone with Esterhazy and Weimar.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • From Weimar to Berlin; where there are Jews to whom he has introductions.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • In 1708 he was court organist, and in 1714 concert-master in Weimar.

    The Standard Oratorios

    George P. Upton

  • In 1849 he went to Weimar and accepted the post of conductor at the Court Theatre.

    The Standard Oratorios

    George P. Upton

British Dictionary definitions for weimar


  1. a city in E central Germany, in Thuringia: a cultural centre in the 18th and early 19th century; scene of the adoption (1919) of the constitution of the Weimar Republic. Pop: 64 409 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for weimar



in reference to the pre-1933 democratic government of Germany, 1932, from name of city in Thuringia where German constitution was drawn up in 1919. The place name is a compound of Old High German wih "holy" + mari "lake."

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