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

  • A city of northeast Switzerland at the northern tip of the Lake of Zurich. Founded before Roman times, Zurich was chartered in 1218 and joined the Swiss Confederation in 1351. In the 1500s, it was a center of the Swiss Reformation under the leadership of Ulrich Zwingli. Today it is the largest city in the country. Zurich is known for its international banking and financial institutions.

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  • proper noun Alternative form of Zürich.

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  • noun the largest city in Switzerland; located in the northern part of the country

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Examples

  • ZURICH/LOS ANGELES, Sept 27 Reuters - Fugitive director Roman Polanski, whose tumultuous life has overshadowed his film career, was arrested this weekend in Zurich after U.S. authorities sought to have him extradited to face sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

    AS SEEN ON TV: ROMAN POLANSKI

  • ZURICH/LOS ANGELES, Sept 27 Reuters - Fugitive director Roman Polanski, whose tumultuous life has overshadowed his film career, was arrested this weekend in Zurich after U.S. authorities sought to have him extradited to face sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

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  • ZURICH -- Switzerland's Social Democratic party said it filed a complaint with Zurich prosecutors against former UBS AG Chairmen Marcel Ospel and Peter Kurer in connection with the bank's management of U.S. funds offshore.

    UBS Ex-Chairmen Face Complaint

  • ZURICH, Switzerland - Armed robbers stole paintings by Cezanne, Degas, van Gogh and Monet worth $163.2 million from a Zurich museum, police said Monday, calling it a "spectacular art robbery."

    Robbers steal $160M in art from Zurich

  • ZURICH, Switzerland - Armed robbers stole paintings by Cezanne, Degas, van Gogh and Monet worth $163.2 million from a Zurich museum, police said Monday, calling it a "spectacular art robbery."

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • ZURICH - Archaeologists in the Swiss city of Zurich have unearthed a 5,000-year-old door that may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe.

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  • ZURICH - Archaeologists in the Swiss city of Zurich have unearthed a 5,000-year-old door that may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • ZURICH - Archaeologists in the Swiss city of Zurich have unearthed a 5,000-year-old door that may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe.

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  • ZURICH: American sprint star Allyson Felix cruised to victory in the 400m at the penultimate meet in the IAAF's Diamond League in Zurich on Thursday to ensure she bagged a brace of trophies.

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  • ZURICH: American sprint star Allyson Felix cruised to victory in the 400m at the penultimate meet in the IAAF's Diamond League in Zurich on Thursday to ensure she bagged a brace of trophies.

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