Dresden


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Dres·den

 (drĕz′dən)
A city of east-central Germany on the Elbe River east-southeast of Leipzig. An industrial and cultural center, it was severely damaged in bombing raids during World War II.

Dresden

(ˈdrɛzdən)
n
(Placename) 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)
adj
(Ceramics) relating to, designating, or made of Dresden china

Dres•den

(ˈdrɛz dən)

n.
the capital of Saxony in E Germany, on the Elbe River. 518,057.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dresden - a city in southeastern Germany on the Elbe River; it was almost totally destroyed by British air raids in 1945
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Translations
Drážďany
Drezno

Dresden

[ˈdrezdən]
A. NDresde m
B. CPD Dresden china Nloza f de Dresde

Dresden

n (also Dresden china)˜ Meißner Porzellan nt

Dresden

[ˈdrɛzdn] nDresda
References in classic literature ?
But I have been able to dwell in their charming out-land or no-land with the shepherds and shepherdesses and nymphs, satyrs, and fauns, of Tasso and Guarini, and I take the finest pleasure in their company, their Dresden china loves and sorrows, their airy raptures, their painless throes, their polite anguish, their tears not the least salt, but flowing as sweet as the purling streams of their enamelled meadows.
I have been to Dresden, yet am completely in the dark as to what Dresden is like.
She was like a bit of Dresden china, and I was continually impressed with what I may call her fragility.
He noticed that in the new contingent there were many young girls, and he remembered what a lady in Dresden had once said to him--that America was the country of the Madchen.
The Raphael in the Dresden gallery (the only greatly affecting picture which I have seen) is the quietest and most passionless piece you can imagine; a couple of saints who worship the Virgin and Child.
To her he looked like a something of Dresden china, to be handled gently and with care, liable to be shattered to fragments by the first rough touch.
She is studying art in Dresden, and has nowhere literally to go for Christmas.
He was enchanted by her approbation of his taste, confessed it to be neat and simple, thought it right to encourage the manufacture of his country; and for his part, to his uncritical palate, the tea was as well flavoured from the clay of Staffordshire, as from that of Dresden or Save.
Crisparkle's sister, another piece of Dresden china, and matching her so neatly that they would have made a delightful pair of ornaments for the two ends of any capacious old-fashioned chimneypiece, and by right should never have been seen apart, was the childless wife of a clergyman holding Corporation preferment in London City.
On my right hand and on my left, as I stood inside the door, were chiffoniers and little stands in buhl and marquetterie, loaded with figures in Dresden china, with rare vases, ivory ornaments, and toys and curiosities that sparkled at all points with gold, silver, and precious stones.
For instance, next week you may find me the guest of a grandee of Spain, or you may find me off for Venice, or flitting toward Dresden.
There is a certain suspicion of 'shadow' in your face, like in that of Holbein's Madonna in Dresden.