Definitions

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

  • A city of southwest Poland on the Oder River. It was a member of the Hanseatic League (1368-1474) before passing to the Hapsburgs (1526) and Prussia (1742). Wroclaw was assigned to Poland by the Potsdam Conference (1945). Population: 635,000.

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  • proper n. A city, located in what is now southwestern Poland, which has at various points in history been part of Bohemia, the Austrian Empire, Prussia, Germany, and Poland.

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

  • n. a city in southwestern Poland on the Oder

Etymologies

Anglicised form of Polish Wrocław. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As the commenter who mentioned the University of Lwow (Lviv) reconstituting itself in Wroclaw pointed out, this is most likely untrue.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Ghosts of the Past

  • Os Gêmeos, whose graffiti art exhibition is still running, Blu, who was lately in Wroclaw and Sam3, whose new book was published several month ago, came together to paint the facade of two abandoned old houses in Lisbon’s city.

    Amazing Mural Artwork Created by Urban Artists in Lisbon | Impact Lab

  • These days Breslau is best known as Wroclaw, and is now a part of Poland.

    The Knowledge: April fool! | Scott Murray

  • Paul Ehrlich (1854 – 1915) was born near Breslau — then in Germany, but now known as Wroclaw, Poland — and studied to become a medical doctor at the university there and in Strasbourg, Freiburg im Breisgau, and Leipzig.

    Ehrlich, Paul

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be in Wroclaw Friday for meetings of ministers from the euro zone and all 27 EU nations.

    Finance Chiefs Meet to Resolve Splits on Crisis

  • Euro-zone finance ministers delivered the same message to Greece in private at a weekend meeting of European finance ministers in Wroclaw, Poland, according to senior Greek officials familiar with the matter.

    Greece Seeks Further Cuts

  • At the weekend meeting of European finance ministers in Wroclaw, Poland, that concluded Saturday, finance officials from other members of the 17-country euro zone warned that Greece may not receive the next €8 billion $11.04 billion tranche under its bailout agreement in October, according to Greek officials familiar with the matter.

    Greece Is Front And Center For Markets

  • But weekend meetings of European finance ministers in Wroclaw, Poland, underscored deep divisions on the euro-zone crisis.

    Euro Falls in Asia Trade

  • Having presided with his president over the first-ever downgrading of the debt his department issues, Mr. Geithner hied to Wroclaw, Poland, to share his wisdom with the assembled European finance ministers, who pointed out that the euro zone is less indebted than the U.S. and not well placed to warn them, as Mr. Geithner did, of the danger of dependence on foreign creditors.

    Aggregating Conceals Some Important Facts

  • Stadiums accommodating about 45,000 fans each are close to completion in the other Polish host cities, Gdansk and Wroclaw, while one in Poznan was opened by singer Sting last year.

    Euro 2012 football stadiums provide grounds for Polish optimism

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