Bohemia


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Bo·he·mi·a

 (bō-hē′mē-ə)
A historical region and former kingdom of the present-day western Czech Republic. The Czechs, a Slavic people, settled in the area between the 5th and 6th centuries ad. A later principality was independent until the 15th century, when it passed to Hungary and then to the Habsburg dynasty of Austria. When Bohemia was incorporated into the newly formed state of Czechoslovakia in 1918, its capital, Prague, became the new nation's capital.

bo·he·mi·a

 (bō-hē′mē-ə)
n.
1. A community of persons with artistic or literary tastes who adopt manners and mores conspicuously different from those expected or approved of by the majority of society.
2. The district in which bohemians live.

[Back-formation from bohemian.]

Bohemia

(bəʊˈhiːmɪə)
n
1. (Placename) a former kingdom of central Europe, surrounded by mountains: independent from the 9th to the 13th century; belonged to the Hapsburgs from 1526 until 1918
2. (Placename) an area of the W Czech Republic, formerly a province of Czechoslovakia (1918–1949). From 1939 until 1945 it formed part of the German protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia. Czech name: Čechy German name: Böhmen
3. a district frequented by unconventional people, esp artists or writers

Bo•he•mi•a

(boʊˈhi mi ə)

n.
1. Czech, Čechy. a region in the W Czech Republic: formerly a kingdom in central Europe; under Hapsburg rule 1526–1918.
2. (often l.c.) a district inhabited by people, typically artists, writers, and intellectuals, living an unconventional life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bohemia - a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
2.bohemia - a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
Translations
Böömi
Bohemija
BohémiaCsehország
Bohemia
Boemia
Češka
Böhmen

Bohemia

[bəʊˈhiːmɪə] NBohemia f

Bohemia

[bəʊˈhiːmiə] nBohême f

Bohemia

n (Geog) → Böhmen nt; (fig)Boheme f

Bohemia

[bəʊˈhiːmɪə] nBoemia
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It is in a German-speaking country--in Bohemia, not far from Carlsbad.
To speak plainly, the matter implicates the great House of Ormstein, hereditary kings of Bohemia.
Your Majesty had not spoken before I was aware that I was addressing Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of Cassel-Felstein, and hereditary King of Bohemia.
I do not believe that there was in that genteel Bohemia an intensive culture of chastity, but I do not remember so crude a promiscuity as seems to be practised in the present day.
Beneath sat Du Guesclin and Sir Nigel, with Sir Amory Monticourt, of the order of the Hospitallers, and Sir Otto Harnit, a wandering knight from the kingdom of Bohemia.
These folk here," said the knight of Bohemia, "they do not seem too well fed.
Yes, mussels of certain waters in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Saxony, Bohemia, and France.
He is the man who has chased Bohemia about the town from rathskeller to roof garden and from Hester street to Harlem until you can't find a place in the city where they don't cut their spaghetti with a knife.
He left Bohemia with more than a thousand dollars in savings, after their passage money was paid.
She hath a demoniac goat with horns of the devil, which reads, which writes, which knows mathematics like Picatrix, and which would suffice to hang all Bohemia.
Otherwise we should long ago have been in the mountains of Bohemia, and you and your army would have spent a bad quarter of an hour between two fires.