American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Formerly Me·mel (māˈməl)Klaipeda A city of western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. Founded as a fortress in 1252 by Teutonic Knights, it was an important trading town of the Hanseatic League and was later held by Sweden, Prussia, and Russia before becoming (1924) part of an autonomous region within Lithuania. It was occupied by Germany in World War II and captured by Soviet forces in 1945. It is the chief port and industrial city of Lithuania. Population: 186,000.
- n. Alternative form of Klaipėda.
- n. a city in western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea; formerly an important trading town of the Hanseatic League
“Local customs officials seized two containers in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda in May, officials there said.”
“The 25-year-old Lithuanian, Psonko, arrived from Klaipeda with eight wins from 15 outings and had been stopped six times.”
“Candyman sits in an office in a modest three-bedroom house in Klaipeda.”
“New rail terminal in 2004 allowed it to expand from 300,000 bbl/d BUTINGE Lithuania 280,000121,900 Crude/Products (at Klaipeda) 365 Klaipeda expansions for crude oil export planned”
“When I lived in Lithuania, I made only two trips from Klaipeda to Vilnius -- one to go to the consulate, and one to pick someone up at the airport.”
“The rumours emerged after Mz Erler was appointed to the top job in Verheugen's cabinet last April, taking a healthy hike in her monthly pay - from €9,045 to €11,579 – only then to be photographed hand-in-hand with her boss, walking through the Lithuanian town of Klaipeda during a two-week holiday on the Baltic Coast.”
“A woman has been arrested for shoplifting for the 81st time near her home in the town of Klaipeda.”
“East Prussia, Brandenburg, and Memel (today Klaipeda in Lithuania) were all to be held as Polish fiefs.”
“In Klaipeda, the coastal Lithuanian town on the Baltic Sea where he had been born and from which he had escaped through the tsirk, he had relatives-a sister, several cousins.”
“Recovery will build on Lithuanian's strategic location with its ice-free port at Klaipeda and its rail and highway hub in”
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