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A city of central Germany on the Saale River west-northwest of Leipzig. First mentioned in the ninth century, it was an important member of the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages.


(German ˈhalə)
(Placename) a city in E central Germany, in Saxony-Anhalt, on the River Saale: early saltworks; a Hanseatic city in the late Middle Ages; university (1694). Pop: 240 119 (2003 est). Official name: Halle an der Saale


(Biography) Sir Charles, original name Karl Hallé. 1819–95, German conductor and pianist, in Britain from 1848. In 1857 he founded the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester


(ˈhɑl ə)

a city in central Germany, NW of Leipzig. 290,051.
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Noun1.Halle - a city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale RiverHalle - a city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River; a member of the Hanseatic League during the 13th and 14th centuries
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
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
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