Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A landlocked country of central Europe. Settled by Celtic tribes, the region was conquered (15 BC–AD 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 Habsburg 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 and occupied by French, British, Soviet, and American forces in 1945 at the end of World War II, Austria regained full sovereignty in 1955. Vienna is the capital and the largest city.

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

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  • noun 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

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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.

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)

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

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

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

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

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

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

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

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

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