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Austria

Aus·tri·a

 (ô′strē-ə)
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.

Aus′tri·an adj. & n.

Austria

(ˈɒstrɪə)
n
(Placename) a republic in central Europe: ruled by the Hapsburgs from 1282 to 1918; formed a dual monarchy with Hungary in 1867 and became a republic in 1919; a member of the European Union; contains part of the Alps, the Danube basin in the east, and extensive forests. Official language: German. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Vienna. Pop: 8 221 646 (2013 est). Area: 83 849 sq km (32 374 sq miles). German name: Österreich

Aus•tri•a

(ˈɔ stri ə)

n.
a republic in central Europe. 8,054,078; 32,381 sq. mi. (83,865 sq. km). Cap.: Vienna. German, Österreich.
Aus′tri•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Austria - a mountainous republic in central EuropeAustria - 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
battle of Wagram, Wagram - a battle in the Napoleonic campaigns (1809); Napoleon defeated the Austrians
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
Tirol, Tyrol - a picturesque mountainous province of western Austria and northern Italy
Austrian capital, capital of Austria, Vienna - the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss
Graz - an industrial city is southeastern Austria
Lentia, Linz - city in northern Austria on the Danube; noted as a cultural center
Salzburg - city in western Austria; a music center and birthplace of Mozart
Innsbruck - city in southwestern Austria; known as a summer and winter resort
Wagram - a town in northeastern Austria
Alps, the Alps - a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction
Brenner Pass - an Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions
Danau, Danube, Danube River - the 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea; "Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade are on the banks of the Danube"
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Tyrolean Alps - a popular tourist area in the Tyrol
Austrian - a native or inhabitant of Austria
Translations
Австрия
Rakousko
Østrig
AŭstrioAŭstrujo
Austria
Itävalta
Austrija
Ausztria
Austria
Austurríki
オーストリア墺太利
오스트리아
Austria
Austrija
Austrija
Austria
Avstrija
Österrike
ประเทศออสเตรีย
Австрія
Áonước Áo

Austria

[ˈɒstrɪə] NAustria f

Austria

[ˈɒstriə] nAutriche f
in Austria → en Autriche

Austria

nÖsterreich nt

Austria

[ˈɒstrɪə] nl'Austria

Austria

النِمْسا Rakousko Østrig Österreich Αυστρία Austria Itävalta Autriche Austrija Austria オーストリア 오스트리아 Oostenrijk Østerrike Austria Áustria Австрия Österrike ประเทศออสเตรีย Avusturya nước Áo 奥地利
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Another reason urged him to this - Anne of Austria was about to appear; the guilty mother was about to stand in the presence of her sacrificed son.
Then commenced, on the part of Anne of Austria, a political dissertation upon the welcome M.
He had learned that the pretended message from Anne of Austria, upon the faith of which he had come to Paris, was a snare; but instead of regaining England, he had, abusing the position in which he had been placed, declared to the queen that he would not depart without seeing her.
It was thus he had succeeded in approaching several times the beautiful and proud Anne of Austria, and in making himself loved by dazzling her.
Anne of Austria held the cards against the cardinal, and her daughter-in-law assisted her in the game, when she was not engaged in smiling at her husband.
It was a stagnation in which, full of pity for him, Anne of Austria would not have willingly left him; but in order to attract the attention of the sick man by some brilliant stroke, she must have either won or lost.
he repeated, accentuating the u: "I think, however, now that he lays down laws for Austria at Schonbrunn, il faut lui faire grace de l'u
Austria has been made a fool of, and she is not used to it.
Not that he was a profound politician, nor was he borrowing trouble about the possible consequences of the marriage of his cousin Marguerite de Bourgoyne to his cousin Charles, Dauphin de Vienne; nor as to how long the good understanding which had been patched up between the Duke of Austria and the King of France would last; nor how the King of England would take this disdain of his daughter.
So he turned toward the door, and with the best grace in the world (so well had he trained himself to it), when the usher announced, in a sonorous voice, "Messieurs the Envoys of Monsieur the Duke of Austria.
There was a secret communication between the cardinal's apartments and those of the queen; and through this corridor* Mazarin passed whenever he wished to visit Anne of Austria.
In the bedroom in which this passage ended, Bernouin encountered Madame de Beauvais, like himself intrusted with the secret of these subterranean love affairs; and Madame de Beauvais undertook to prepare Anne of Austria, who was in her oratory with the young king, Louis XIV.