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also Frank·furt am Main  (frănk′fərt äm mīn′, frängk′fo͝ort′)
A city of west-central Germany on the Main River. Founded in the first century ad by the Romans, it was the virtual capital of Germany from 1816 to 1866. It is now an industrial, commercial, and financial center.


(German ˈfraŋkfʊrt (am ˈmain)) or

Frankfurt am Main

(Placename) a city in central Germany, in Hesse on the Main River: a Roman settlement in the 1st century; a free imperial city (1372–1806); seat of the federal assembly (1815–66); university (1914); trade fairs since the 13th century. Pop: 643 432 (2003 est)


(German ˈfraŋkfʊrt (an der ˈoːdər)) or

Frankfurt an der Oder

(Placename) a city in E Germany on the Polish border: member of the Hanseatic League (1368–1450). Pop: 67 014 (2003 est)


(ˈfræŋk fɜrt, ˈfrɑŋk fʊərt)
1. Also called Frank•furt am Main (ˈfrɑŋk fʊrt ɑm ˈmaɪn) a city in W Germany, on the Main River. 652,412.
2. Also called Frank•furt an der O•der (ˈfrɑŋk fʊrt ɑn dər ˈoʊ dər) a city in NE Germany, on the Oder River. 85,158.
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Noun1.Frankfurt - a German cityFrankfurt - a German city; an industrial and commercial and financial center
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


[ˈfræŋkfɜːrt] nFrancfort


[ˈfræŋkfɜːt] nFrancoforte f
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