Definition of Bavaria

1. Noun. A state in southern Germany famous for its beer; site of an automobile factory.

Geographical relationships: Battle Of Hohenlinden, Hohenlinden
Generic synonyms: Province, State
Group relationships: Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany
Terms within: Hohenlinden, Muenchen, Munich
Derivative terms: Bavarian, Bavarian

Definition of Bavaria

1. Proper noun. A historical region in Middle Europe. ¹

2. Proper noun. The kingdom of Bavaria. ¹

3. Proper noun. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation, which includes the historical Bavaria and parts of Swabia and Franconia. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bavaria

Bauhinia monandra
Bauhinia variegata
Baume scale
Baumes symptom
Baumgarten's glands
Baumgarten's veins
Baumé scale
Bava Metzi'a
Bavaria (current term)
Bavarian Forest
Bavarian blue
Bavarian cream
Bay Miwok
Bay State
Bay Stater
Bay Staters
Bay Street
Bay fever

Literary usage of Bavaria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"This success in Bavaria promised well for the recovery of Alsace and Lorraine ; and Maria Theresa's prospects were further improved by the victory won by ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Its tributaries in Bavaria from the south are the Hier, a stream rich in fish, ... Only a small part of Lake Constance belongs to Bavaria, but there are ..."

3. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"To the south of it lay the Bavarian Bavaria. principalities. These, united into a single duchy, formed the power which grew into the modern kingdom. ..."

4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1918)
"His Majesty the King of Bavaria, on his part, acting the character of guardian of the said Prince Otho during his minority, participating in the views of ..."

5. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"... advancing to reinforce the Oriflamme, had to split himself in two; and become an 'Army of Bavaria? to little effect The poor Kaiser, who at one time ..."

6. Original Letters Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1846)
"J ** John of Bavaria, son of Albert of Bavaria, Count of Holland and Hainault, was appointed Prince-Bishop of Liege by the Pope in 1390, at the early age Of ..."

7. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Versailles, on the initiative of the king of Bavaria, the most powerful of the ... By the treaties of Versailles the kingdoms of Bavaria and Württemberg, ..."

8. Transactions by North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers., Gerard H. Matthes (1905)
"The author then gives a catalogue of earthquakes in Bavaria, from 1008 AD up to 1903, ... An extensive tract of North-eastern Bavaria was involved in the ..."

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