Definitions

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

  • A landlocked country of central Europe. Settled by Celtic tribes, the region was conquered (15 B.C.-A.D. 10) by the Romans and later (8th century) by Charlemagne, who made it a border state of the Carolingian Empire. In the 13th century, Austria passed to the Hapsburg family and remained the core of their vast holdings until the dissolution of Austria-Hungary in 1918, when Austria became a republic. Annexed by Adolf Hitler in 1938, Austria regained full sovereignty in 1955. Vienna is the capital and the largest city. Population: 8,200,000.

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  • proper n. A country in Central Europe, a member state of the European Union. Official name: Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich).

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  • n. a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century

Etymologies

From Latin Austria; a Latinization of Germanic ostar ("eastern"), from Proto-Germanic *austra (“eastern”), from the Proto-Indo-European *aus- (“to shine”) (see aurora, dawn). The Latin is short for (Marchia) austriaca ("eastern borderland"). More at eastern. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Labor force: 3.47 million (1989) by occupation: services 56. 4\%, industry and crafts 35. 4\%, agriculture and forestry 8. 1\% note: an estimated 200,000 Austrians are employed in other European countries; foreign laborers in Austria number 177,840, about 5\% of labor force (1988) @Austria: Government

    The 1995 CIA World Factbook

  • Entente has invaded Germany through Austria, but will take care to make _Austria itself the theatre of war_.

    Im Weltkriege. English

  • Caulaincourt is to remind Alexander how badly Austria behaved to him in 1812, and to suggest that if he treats at once before losing another battle, he can retire with honour and _with good terms for Prussia, without any intervention from Austria_.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2)

  • Real also powers the music services that make mobile music available to hundreds of millions of subscribers in Europe and beyond, including mobilkom austria group's A1 in Austria and Si.

    NewsBlaze.com Current News - Top Stories

  • Utilizing a single platform, SmartRoam supports mobilkom austria group's wireless networks in Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Serbia and Macedonia.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • _And if, therefore, a conflict should break out between the German and the non-German world and the definite fate of Austria should be at stake, the conflict would surely not end with the preservation of Austria_. "

    Independent Bohemia An Account of the Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Liberty

  • To reduce women to either one or to suggest that both factors added to what it meant to be a woman in Austria is to argue against the complexity of how subjectivities were and are formed.

    Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th Century Vienna

  • Of course, to the Czechoslovakians and the Jugoslavians, the restoration of the monarch in Austria is immediately an agreement to go to war, because Austria, if the monarch is restored there, would inevitably begin to seek to regain her old provinces which were taken away after the War and these old provinces are now republics or largely incorporated in the republics of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.

    Frontiers of Hope and Despair

  • In the last couple of weeks, though, another explanation has come along: Joseph Peer and Alexander Kendl at the University of Innsbruck in Austria suggest that at least some “ball lightning” is actually a hallucination.

    Ball lightning

  • I lived for in Austria during an election year while I was in college and their public finance system worked beautifully.

    Matthew Yglesias » School Lunch Or; How to Make Government Work

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