from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Germany near the Belgian and Dutch borders. Charlemagne may have been born here in 742; he later made the city his northern capital. Population: 259,000.

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  • proper n. A city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital


From German Aachen, from Latin aquae ("waters, i.e. sources"), referring to the sacred springs associated with the Celtic god Granus. (Wiktionary)


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