Definition of Prussia

1. Noun. A former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland. "In the 19th century Prussia led the economic and political unification of the German states"

Exact synonyms: Preussen
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany, Poland, Polska, Republic Of Poland
Terms within: Brandenburg
Member holonyms: Prussian
Derivative terms: Prussian

Definition of Prussia

1. Proper noun. A geographical area on the Baltic coast of northeastern Europe. ¹

2. Proper noun. A former Baltic country, annihilated by the Teutonic Order and absorbed by Germany. ¹

3. Proper noun. A German province that was the predecessor to, and a member of, the German Empire; erased at the end of the Second World War. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prussia

Prunus pumila
Prunus pumilla susquehanae
Prunus salicina
Prunus serotina
Prunus serrulata
Prunus sieboldii
Prunus spinosa
Prunus subcordata
Prunus subhirtella
Prunus susquehanae
Prunus tenella
Prunus triloba
Prunus virginiana
Prunus virginiana demissa
Prussian asparagus
Prussian blue
Przevalski's horse
Przewalski's horse
Przewalski's horses

Literary usage of Prussia

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)
"(2) POLAND AND prussia (1763-91) The acquisition of Polish prussia (the present province of West prussia) had been described as a political necessity by ..."

2. The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (1913)
"The Preponderance of prussia.—From whatever angle one approaches German public affairs, the fact that stands out with greatest distinctness is the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Although prussia is in its main part rather flat, so that no serious obstacles ... prussia contains a large number of lakes, especially in her northeastern ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Congregational and Synodal Con- sum t ion (5 2). 2. Roman Catholic. of Pope Innocent III. Between 1212 and 1215 he became " bishop " in prussia. ..."

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