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
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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.
Impatient to show herself in all her glory, Mademoiselle Cormon told Jacquelin to serve coffee and liqueurs in the salon, where he presently set out, in view of the whole company, a magnificent liqueur-stand of Dresden china which saw the light only twice a year.
I have been to Dresden, yet am completely in the dark as to what Dresden is like.
As we were not to remain long in Prague, but to go on speedily to Dresden, it was proposed that we should drive out the next morning and take a general view of the place, as well as visit some of its specially interesting spots, before the heat became oppressive--for we were in August, and the season was hot and dry.
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.
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.
There is a certain suspicion of 'shadow' in your face, like in that of Holbein's Madonna in Dresden.
When I went to Dresden six-and-twenty years ago," she said, "a certain friend of mine announced her intention of making me a present.
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.
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.
Whole nations fought against nations in tremendous battles, at Dresden, Lutzen, and Bautzen, and then it was that France showed extraordinary heroism, for you must all of you bear in mind that in those times a stout grenadier only lasted six months.
For numbers and for carnage it was an Austerlitz or Dresden.