Definitions

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

  • A city of northern Germany on the Elbe River northeast of Bremen. Founded by Charlemagne in the early ninth century, the city quickly grew in commercial importance and in 1241 formed an alliance with Lübeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League. Today Hamburg is a major port and financial, industrial, and cultural center.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An excellent black variety of the Vitis vinifera or European grape, indigenous in Tyrol, where it is called Trollinger or Tirolinger, and perhaps the favorite grape throughout the world for hothouse cultivation.
  • noun A variety of the domestic hen, of small size, with rose comb and blue legs, and the plumage of the male in general similar to that of the female.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A commercial city of Germany, near the mouth of the Elbe.
  • noun See under Black.
  • noun a kind of embroidered work done by machinery on cambric or muslin; -- used for trimming.
  • noun a purplish crimson pigment resembling cochineal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
  • proper noun A city in Germany.

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

  • noun a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League

Etymologies

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From the name of a fortress in the area, Hammaburg.

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  • HAMBURG - Netherlands striker Ruud van Nistelrooy joined Hamburg on Saturday, ending a 3 1

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  • HAMBURG - Netherlands striker Ruud van Nistelrooy joined Hamburg on Saturday, ending a 3 1

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  • HAMBURG - Glendine Rauls, 70, of Hamburg died Thursday at her home.

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  • HAMBURG - One crew member on a German oil tanker was shot to death in a pirate attack Tuesday off the coast of Benin, German broadcaster NDR reported, citing the Cancale Star's Hamburg shipping company.

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  • HAMBURG - One crew member on a German oil tanker was shot to death in a pirate attack Tuesday off the coast of Benin, German broadcaster NDR reported, citing the Cancale Star's Hamburg shipping company.

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  • Another man, Mohammed Haydar Zammar, an al-Qaeda recruiter in Hamburg, is in Syrian custody and is providing information to U.S. agents.

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