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

  • A city of west-central Germany near the confluence of the Ruhr and Rhine rivers north of Cologne. Founded in the ninth century, it is a major iron and steel center that was largely rebuilt after heavy bombing during World War II. Population: 583,000.

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  • proper n. A large industrial city in Germany.

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  • n. a city in western Germany; industrial center of the Ruhr


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  • While Stybar and Aernouts, frequent training partners and neighbors in Essen in northern Belgium, cooperated to stretch their lead early in the race, the real drama of the day was unfolding behind them. 2009 world champion Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus), in his first start of the season after struggling with both illness and injury, found himself gapped after failing to cleanly negotiate the first turn of the race.

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  • Tonight is the anti-writersblock roleplay, tomorrow is D&D, Wednesday is my last day at work, Thursday we're off to Spiel in Essen and Friday we leave for France to visit my parents.


  • Rolf Tophoven, head of the Institute for Terrorism Research and Security Policy in Essen, Germany, said allowing Khan's name to become public was "very unclever."


  • Essen was damaged more, the Krupp works in Essen were damaged more, in those two raids than in all the several score raids which went before.

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  • Measured by results, the storming of Essen is seen to rank with some of the greatest engagements in history ....

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  • I don’t think Americans would have liked reenacting Stalingrad in Essen or Hamburg or Frankfurt or Strasbourg.

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  • The test location — the men’s department of a Galeria Kaufhof department store in Essen, Germany — could hardly be more different.

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  • In its initial form, the Umbau Wasserturm (converted water tower) in Essen-Bredeney stood untouched under Germany’s ‘Denkmalschutz’ and ’Landschaftschutzgebiet’ – historic building protection and culturally significant landscape protection.

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  • "Essen", a city in the Ruhr region of Germany, shares its name with one of the German words for food.

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  • McDonalds in Germany has won a gold award at Montreux International Advertising and Media Festival for "Essen", a poster playing on the double meaning behind the name.

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