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  1. Wil·helm [vil-helm] /ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1864–1928, German physicist: Nobel prize 1911.
  2. German name of Vienna.
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Examples from the Web for wien

Historical Examples

  • Stephens, who in 1831 figured this insect as Cleora viduaria, Wien.

    The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series

    Richard South

  • "So gehen wir im Wien," she explained, and struck a killing pose.

    Fanny Herself

    Edna Ferber

  • His discoveries are described in several papers in the Sitzungsberichte der Akademie zu Wien.

  • “Wenn ich in Wien war—” He was telling her of his home and his people in the language of his childhood.

  • Two 248 years afterwards, he went to Vienna, where he obtained a place in the orchestra of the theatre “An der Wien.”

    The Violin

    George Dubourg

British Dictionary definitions for wien


  1. the German name for Vienna
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  1. Wilhelm (ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1864–1928, German physicist, who studied black-body radiation: Nobel prize for physics 1911
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