Berlin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n berlin a limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats
    • n Berlin capital of Germany located in eastern Germany
    • n Berlin United States songwriter (born in Russia) who wrote more than 1500 songs and several musical comedies (1888-1989)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.
    • Berlin A four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin.
    • Berlin Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called also Berlin wool.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder
    • n berlin A large four-wheeled carriage with a suspended body, two interior seats, and a top or hood that can be raised or lowered: so called because first made in Berlin, in the seventeenth century, from the designs of an architect of the elector of Brandenburg.
    • n berlin A knitted glove.
    • n berlin See birlin.
    • n berlin A dance similar to a polka (which see).
    • n berlin A fine kind of dyed wool used for knitting fancy articles, tapestry, etc.
    • n berlin A variety of boxed sleigh, used for passengers or goods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo
    • n Berlin bėr′lin an old-fashioned four-wheeled covered carriage, with a seat behind covered with a hood—also Ber′line
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Quotations

  • James Brown
    James Brown
    “I've outdone anyone you can name -- Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
The capital of Prussia

Usage

In literature:

In 1804, returning to Paris after a visit to Berlin, Napoleon made her directress of the Opera.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
My friend's next move was to enter the post office and there write upon a yellow form a telegram in German addressed to a person in Berlin.
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
Later she studied for short periods with Bouhy in Paris and Etelka Gerster in Berlin.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
Lives by C. Manuel, in the Berlin edition of Bitzius's works (Berlin, 1861), and by J. Ammann in vol.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
I tell you to leave it to Berlin!
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
You saw Von Halwig at Berlin, and again at Aix-la-Chapelle.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
The post of bookkeeper in one of the largest institutions in Berlin had just become vacant.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
In 1694 the university of Halle was founded; academies for arts and sciences were established, and Berlin was greatly improved.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
One would think he might know, as he is the biggest singing teacher in Berlin.
"The Camp Fire Girls Across the Seas" by Margaret Vandercook
When in Berlin, at the parade of the Guards, some twenty drums were beaten, it made the windows shake.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
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In poetry:

Beneath the sheet of gleaming snow,
Berlin sleeps tired of its plight.
And then - a roar, a blast, a blow,
A continuous crackling flow,
And rushing echoes rend the night.
"Johannes" by Hristo Smirnenski
Let others praise, as fancy wills,
Berlin beneath her trees,
Or Rome upon her seven hills,
Or Venice by her seas;
Stamboul by double tides embraced,
Or green Damascus in the waste.
"Laudabunt Alii" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Berlin's awake, shuddering with fright.
The shrieks and shouts increase its woe.
A streak of flame cuts through the night,
And then - another, a fire bright
Throws o'er the town a ruby glow.
"Johannes" by Hristo Smirnenski
The untidy lady revivalist
For whom the good Lord provides (He gave
Her a pocketbook, a pearl hatpin
And seven winter coats last August)
Prays under her breath that she may save
The art students in West Berlin.
"On Deck" by Sylvia Plath
HERALD.
"And a reward of five hundred crowns to the ARTIST who shall produce the most
beautifully designed and highly-finished enameled porcelain vase of Berlin china;
and permit her to marry whomsoever she shall think proper."
"The Maid Of Saxony; Or, Who's The Traitor? - Act II" by George Pope Morris
A funny thing once happened to a German from Berlin,
For once he got too gay and seized a swordfish by the fin,
This made the big fish angry, and he sawed the German's chin.
"Just Tell Them That I Saw You" said the swordfish with a grin.
"A Pun From The Deep" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

The Birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905–1913 an exhibition at the Neue Galerie, New York City, February 26–June 29, 2009 Catalog of the exhibition edited by Reinhold Heller Neue Galerie/Hatje Cantz, 231 pp.
La Scala, the Met, the Berlin Philharmonic.
713 round-trip fare to Dusseldorf on Air Berlin.
Eames House by Marilyn Neuhart, by John Neuhart Berlin: Ernst und Sohn, 64 pp.
The sign of IKEA furniture store is seen next to derelict former East German factory building in Berlin.
BERLIN (AP) — Swedish furniture giant Ikea will release a report this week addressing claims it benefited from forced labor in communist East German y, the company and victims groups said Monday.
BERLIN — Swedish furniture giant Ikea says it will release a report this week addressing claims that it benefited from forced labor in communist East German y.
BERLIN — Swedish furniture giant Ikea will release a report this week addressing claims it benefited from forced labor in communist East German y, the company and victims groups said Monday.
Former DDR prisoners attend a joint news conference of the victims' group UOKG and IKEA in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov 16, 2012.
Isaiah Berlin is a retired professor of social and political theory at Oxford University Published: April 12, 1987.
Eighteen year old Middletown native Joey Logano talks with his Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief and Berlin native Greg Zipadelli after Daytona 500 practice Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway in 2008.
Blue Man Group is incorporating High End Systems' DL1 Digital Light fixtures and Catalyst v3 Media Servers into their new theatrical production in Berlin.
I received the e-mail from Oliver Berliner, grandson of audio innovator Emile Berliner, and a regular reader of Radio World.
Ontario For Architecture, Berlin for Jazz.
Challenging the Encyclopedic Museum-Berlin's Museum Island.
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In science:

Zwierlein (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994). When referring to specific measures of disorder, order or complexity, we enclose these words in quotation marks to distinguish the measures from the general concepts. J.P.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
Pak, I., What do we know about the product replacement algorithm?, to appear in “Groups and Computation III”, deGruyter, Berlin, 2000.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Processes, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin and Kluwer, Dordrecht.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
Onishchik (ed.), Lie Groups and Lie Algebras I (Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences 20) (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993).
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Lerda, Anyons: Quantum Mechanics of Particles with Fractional Statistics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 1992).
Fractional Supersymmetry through Generalized Anyonic algebra
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