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Definition of "berlin" [ber•lin]

  • Berlin wool. (noun)
  • A four-wheeled closed carriage having an open, hooded seat behind. (noun)
  • The capital of Germany (1871–1945 and from 1990), formerly divided (1945–90) into the eastern sector, capital of East Germany, and the western sectors, which formed an exclave in East German territory closely affiliated with West Germany: a wall dividing the sectors was built in 1961 by the East German authorities to stop the flow of refugees from east to west; demolition of the wall began in 1989 and the city was formally reunited in 1990: formerly (1618–1871) the capital of Brandenburg and Prussia. Pop: 3 388 477 (2003 est) (noun)

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Use "berlin" in a sentence
  • "Wld like to take credit for the crowds, the 200,000 in berlin, but can't, represented a symbol of america returning to our best traditions."
  • "April 23, 2006 20: 44 travelmate: thank you very much. i live in berlin and love the city. and i like the music you choose for this site."
  • "May 04, 2004 arcane workings yesterday i got a call from my dad telling me that my nana had gone to see the dr. about a persistent cold, had collapsed at the dr's and been taken to hospital, seriously ill. i was shocked, because while i didn't know my grandfather too well, nana has always been there, sweet and generous and spoiling all of us grandkids to death. i just can't imagine nana not being there to slip me a handlful of sweets and loose change from the depths of her bottomless handbag. i had a moment of irrational panic, cos i just sent off my passport (they insist upon originals unless i fancy a trip to geneva to get my stuff authenticated by an official) to the australian embassy in berlin in order to get an oz passport for lola in preparation for our trip back home in august. what if i had to fly back in a rush?!"