Definition of Germany

1. Noun. A republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990.

Exact synonyms: Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg
Geographical relationships: Oktoberfest, Blenheim, Battle Of Jena, Jena, Battle Of Lutzen, Lutzen, Battle Of Minden, Minden, Battle Of Rossbach, Rossbach, Battle Of Teutoburger Wald, Teutoburger Wald, Panzer, Hakenkreuz, Swastika, German, German Language, High German, Schadenfreude, Weissbier, Wheat Beer, White Beer, Liebfraumilch, Norse Mythology, Al Tawhid, Al-tawhid, Divine Unity, Baader Meinhof Gang, Baader-meinhof Gang, Association Of Islamic Groups And Communities, Caliphate State, Kaplan Group, Raf, Red Army Faction, Pietism, Black Forest, Schwarzwald, Teuton, Brownshirt, Margrave, One Million Million Million, Trillion, Quadrillion
Terms within: Buchenwald, Dachau, Siegfried Line, Lower Saxony, Aachen, Aix-la-chapelle, Aken, Berlin, German Capital, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Chemnitz, Karl-marx-stadt, Dortmund, Dresden, Leipzig, Solingen, Weimar, Bavaria, Hamelin, Hameln, Bonn, Cologne, Koln, Braunschweig, Brunswick, Dusseldorf, Essen, Frankfort, Frankfurt, Frankfurt On The Main, Halle, Halle-an-der-saale, Hamburg, Hannover, Hanover, Lubeck, Mannheim, Nuremberg, Nurnberg, Potsdam, Rostock, Stuttgart, Wuerzburg, Wurzburg, Rheinland, Rhineland, Palatinate, Pfalz, Preussen, Prussia, Ruhr, Ruhr Valley, Thuringia, Frisian Islands, Bodensee, Constance, Lake Constance, Danau, Danube, Danube River, Neckar, Neckar River, Oder, Oder River, Rhein, Rhine, Rhine River, Ruhr, Ruhr River, Saale, Saale River, Weser, Weser River
Group relationships: Common Market, Ec, Eec, Eu, Europe, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, Nato, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Generic synonyms: European Country, European Nation
Group relationships: Europe
Member holonyms: German, Sorbian

Definition of Germany

1. Proper noun. Country in Central Europe. Official name: Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland). ¹

2. Proper noun. (''countable''; hist. 1949-1990) Either of the German states, FRG and GDR. ''The two Germanies exchanged permanent representatives in 1974.'' ¹

3. Proper noun. (''countable''; hist. pre-1871) Any of the German states. ''Melton’s useful new book traces the explosion of public institutions in eighteenth-century England, France and the Germanies.'' ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Germany

Germany (current term)
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Literary usage of Germany

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

1. The Institutes: A Textbook of the History and System of Roman Private Law by Rudolf Sohm, Bernhard Erwin Grüber (1907)
"The Reception of Roman Law in Germany. THE great movement in the history of European civilization which substituted the revived spirit of antiquity for ..."

2. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"... of diplomatic relations between the United States and Germany, followed within a few weeks by a declaration from the United States of a "state of war. ..."

3. The New Map of Europe (1911-1914): The Story of the Recent European by Herbert Adams Gibbons (1914)
"... a conquered people the Treaty of Frankfort forgot to take into account the sentiments of the population of the annexed territory. Germany annexed land. ..."

4. Universal History, Ancient and Modern: From the Earliest Records of Time, to by William Fordyce Mavor (1804)
"HISTORY OF Germany. CHAPTER I. General Description of Germany-, and its History from the Election of Conrade /., to the Accession of Frederic ..."

5. The Iron Ration: Three Years in Warring Central Europe by George Abel Schreiner (1918)
"Soon non-contraband became conditional contraband, and not long after that the British government set its face even against the import into Germany of ..."

6. Holbein and His Times by Alfred Woltmann, Fanny Elizabeth Bunnett (1872)
"Historical revolution in Italy and Germany.--Renaissance and Reformation.—Decline of the Gothic.—Painting the lending art.—Gothic idealism supplanted by ..."

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