Definitions

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

  • A city of northwest Poland near the mouth of the Oder River. It was ruled by Sweden from 1648 to 1720, when it was ceded to Prussia. After World War II the city became part of Poland. Population: 411,000.

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  • proper n. A city in what is now Poland; the capital of West Pomeranian Voivodeship; Stettin.

Etymologies

From Polish. Stettin, from German, is ultimately the same term. The city is first mentioned in 1133 as Stetin. The name is from a Slavic language; see Wikipedia's article on the subject for several hypothesized etymons. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • "Cyprus" arrive in Szczecin on July 26, 1921, after having crossed the sea from Riga.

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  • The Court of Appeal acquitted Anna K. - mieszkanka Szczecin, which is zasłynęła sunbathing topless on one of the sites.

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  • 'The biggest beneficiaries of the growing economy have been major Polish cities like Warsaw, Krakow, and Gdansk, and regional capital cities such as Szczecin and Rzeszow,' according to the Poland Market Performance Report published by Property Secrets.

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  • The bad weather was also blamed for a collision between a tram and a car that killed one person in Szczecin.

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  • As I say, things are different east of Szczecin; that veneer of western civility has not yet been imposed, which is why David Cameron has had so much trouble with his new allies in the European parliament, such as the Latvian Fatherland and Freedom party, whose views would make Heydrich wince.

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  • Alberstein was born in 1946 in Szczecin, Poland, and immigrated to Israel with her parents in 1951.

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  • Szczecin also wants to attract British tourists and exchange students.

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  • During the following years, the Polish government pumped millions of dollars into the other Polish shipyards - Gdynia and Szczecin - to protect them from following in the footsteps of Gdansk.

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  • One option is the construction of a new pipeline from the German town of Bernau to Poland's Szczecin.

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