Dresden [drez-duh n; German dreys-duh n] Examples noun

  1. the capital of Saxony in E Germany, on the Elbe River.

Saxony [sak-suh-nee] noun

  1. a state in E central Germany. 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
  2. a former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq. mi. (14,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
  3. a medieval division of N Germany with varying boundaries: extended at its height from the Rhine to E of the Elbe.

German Sachsen;French Saxe. Related formsSax·o·ni·an [sak-soh-nee-uh n] /sækˈsoʊ ni ən/, noun, adjectiveSax·on·ic [sak-son-ik] /sækˈsɒn ɪk/, adjective Examples from the Web for dresden Contemporary Examples of dresden

  • In Dresden, Germany, anti-Islam rallies each week draw thousands of demonstrators.

    Police Hunt for Paris Massacre Suspects

    Tracy McNicoll, Christopher Dickey

    January 7, 2015

  • The Stollen was paraded through the city of Dresden, and later an appointed “Stollen girl” cut the cake.

    One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts

    Molly Hannon

    December 24, 2014

  • The tradition of baking of Stollen is probably the strongest in Dresden, Germany.

    One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts

    Molly Hannon

    December 24, 2014

  • They would travel by train, and the trains would pass through Dresden, the East German city closest to Prague.

    How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin

    Masha Gessen

    November 9, 2014

  • Vladimir Putin famously ran agents for the KGB from 1985 to 1990 out of Dresden, which was then in communist East Germany.

    One Big Reason The CIA Spied on Germany: Worries About Russian Moles in Berlin

    Eli Lake

    July 12, 2014

  • Historical Examples of dresden

  • My people are going abroad, to Dresden, at once, and I must go with them.

    The Gentleman From Indiana

    Booth Tarkington

  • You have forgotten Dresden and the chemistry classes at Frulein Weber’s?

    Roden’s Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • A poor copy of this work is at Dresden, a better one at Bergamo.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • Oh, very; so is a Dresden china shepherd, but if you let him fall he breaks.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • Now, this is exactly what Turco is doing at Munich and Dresden.

    Cornelius O’Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General

    Charles Lever

  • British Dictionary definitions for dresden Dresden noun

    1. an industrial city in SE Germany, the capital of Saxony on the River Elbe: it was severely damaged in the Seven Years’ War (1760); the baroque city was almost totally destroyed in World War II by Allied bombing (1945). Pop: 483 632 (2003 est)


    1. relating to, designating, or made of Dresden china

    saxony noun

    1. a fine 3-ply yarn used for knitting and weaving
    2. a fine woollen fabric used for coats, etc

    Word Origin for saxony C19: named after Saxony, where it was produced Saxony noun

    1. a state in E Germany, formerly part of East Germany. Pop: 4 321 000 (2003 est)
    2. a former duchy and electorate in SE and central Germany, whose territory changed greatly over the centuries
    3. (in the early Middle Ages) any territory inhabited or ruled by Saxons

    German name: SachsenFrench name: Saxe Compare Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony dresden in Culture Dresden [(drez-duhn)]

    City in eastern Germany on the Elbe River.

    Note Dresden was a leading center of German music, art, and architecture for three centuries, until it was severely damaged by Allied bombing in World War II.

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