Definitions

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

  • A city of western Germany on the Rhine River north of Bonn. It was a Roman settlement called Colonia Agrippina after A.D. 50 and passed under Frankish control in the 5th century. During the 15th century it flourished as a member of the Hanseatic League. Population: 990,000.

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  • proper n. A city in northwestern Germany on the Rhine River.

Etymologies

From French Cologne, from Latin Colōnia Agrippīna ("Agrippine Colony"), a settlement founded by Agrippina, the mother of Roman Emperor Nero; colōnia ("colony") comes from colōnus ("farmer; colonist"), from colō ("till, cultivate, worship"), from earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • COLOGNE, Germany – On a recent cold day I was on a train zipping through the flatlands of Belgium, en route to Cologne with a list of beers in my pocket.

    In Search of Kölsch in Cologne

  • COLOGNE, Germany - A building in Cologne, Germany that once housed the city archives has collapsed and officials fear people could be trapped inside.

    Toronto Sun

  • COLOGNE, Germany (AP) - Nine people are believed missing after a six-story building suddenly collapsed in Cologne, Germany.

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  • COLOGNE - Far-right groups from around Europe are planning to join German nationalists in a protest next week against plans for a large, new mosque in the city of Cologne.

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  • RapidShare and TGC - The Games Company Sign Agreement on Future Cooperation GAMESCOM, COLOGNE, Germany -- Berlin Games Publisher to use New Distribution Channels - Cross Reference: Picture is Distributed via EPA (European Pressphoto Agency) and can be Downloaded Free of Charge at: www. presseportal.de/pm/64910? keygroup = bild - In future, TGC - The Games Company will also distribute its games digitally and online via RapidShare, under the terms of an agreement signed by the two companies at the start of the gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

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  • Gabriele Hermani, a spokeswoman for the interior ministry condemned the conference saying: “We believe that such an event organised by populists and extremists in Cologne is damaging to the good co-operation between the city and its Muslim citizens.”

    German police halt anti-mosque protest

  • A World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited lab in Cologne, Germany, found a "very small concentration" of clenbuterol in Contador's urine sample on July 21 at the Tour, according to a statement from the International Cycling Union.

    Alberto Contador Tests Positive For Steroid

  • Also, the12judge, we probably won't hear anything about Cyanide's work until E3 at the earlies, or potentially GamesCom in Cologne, since Cyanide are a French developer.

    Mouthing Off

  • Working as a writer in Cologne and Paris (1842 – 45), he became active in leftist politics.

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  • Shares of Lufthansa, which is based in Cologne, were down 0.9% in Frankfurt trading at euro12. 18 ($16.47).

    New strike: Lufthansa pilots threaten four-day walkout

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