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Poland

Po·land

 (pō′lənd)
A country of central Europe bordering on the Baltic Sea. Unified as a kingdom in the 11th century, it enjoyed a golden age under the Jagiello dynasty (1386-1572) and was a major power in the 15th and 16th centuries. National independence was lost in 1697 and it was carved up among other states in three partitions (1772, 1793, and 1795). Poland then disappeared as a geographic entity until its reconstitution as a republic in 1918. Its present boundaries date from the end of World War II. Warsaw is the capital and the largest city.

Poland

(ˈpəʊlənd)
n
(Placename) a republic in central Europe, on the Baltic: first united in the 10th century; dissolved after the third partition effected by Austria, Russia, and Prussia in 1795; re-established independence in 1918; invaded by Germany in 1939; ruled by a Communist government from 1947 to 1989, when a multiparty system was introduced; joined the EU in 2004. It consists chiefly of a low undulating plain in the north, rising to a low plateau in the south, with the Sudeten and Carpathian Mountains along the S border. Official language: Polish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: złoty. Capital: Warsaw. Pop: 38 383 809 (2013 est). Area: 311 730 sq km (120 359 sq miles). Polish name: Polska

Po•land

(ˈpoʊ lənd)

n.
a republic in E central Europe, on the Baltic Sea. 38,608,929; ab. 120,628 sq. mi. (312,685 sq. km). Cap.: Warsaw. Polish, Polska.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Poland - a republic in central EuropePoland - a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
battle of Tannenberg, Tannenberg - a battle in World War I (1914); decisive German victory over the Russians
Auschwitz - a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II
Preussen, Prussia - a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland; "in the 19th century Prussia led the economic and political unification of the German states"
capital of Poland, Warsaw, Warszawa - the capital and largest city of Poland; located in central Poland
Bromberg, Bydgoszcz - an industrial city and river port in northern Poland
Cracow, Krakau, Krakow - an industrial city in southern Poland on the Vistula
Czestochowa - a city of southern Poland whose church contains the statue of the black Madonna which attracts many pilgrims
Danzig, Gdansk - a port city of northern Poland near the mouth of the Vistula River on a gulf of the Baltic Sea; a member of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century
Katowice - an industrial city of southern Poland
Lodz - a large city of central Poland
Lublin - an industrial city of eastern Poland
Breslau, Wroclaw - a city in southwestern Poland on the Oder
Zabrze - an industrial city in southern Poland
Carpathian Mountains, Carpathians - a mountain range in central Europe that extends from Slovakia and southern Poland southeastward through western Ukraine to northeastern Romania; a popular resort area
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Oder, Oder River - a European river; flows into the Baltic Sea
Vistula, Vistula River - a European river; flows into the Baltic Sea
Pole - a native or inhabitant of Poland
Translations
Pole
Полша
Polsko
Polen
لهستان
Puola
Poljska
Lengyelország
Pólland
ポーランドポーランド共和国
폴란드
Polonia
Lenkija
Polonia
Poljska
Polen
ประเทศโปแลนด์
Ba Lannước Ba Lan

Poland

[ˈpəʊlənd] NPolonia f

Poland

[ˈpəʊlənd] nPologne f
in Poland → en Pologne
to Poland → en Pologne

Poland

nPolen nt

Poland

[ˈpəʊlənd] nPolonia

Poland

بُولَنْدَة Polsko Polen Polen Πολωνία Polonia Puola Pologne Poljska Polonia ポーランド 폴란드 Polen Polen Polska Polónia, Polônia Польша Polen ประเทศโปแลนด์ Polonya nước Ba Lan 波兰
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And thus have these naked Nantucketers, these sea hermits, issuing from their ant-hill in the sea, overrun and conquered the watery world like so many Alexanders; parcelling out among them the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as the three pirate powers did Poland.
He could have divided Poland as easily as an orange, or trod on Ireland as quietly and systematically as any man living.
The state bed of Sobieski, King of Poland, was made of Smyrna gold brocade embroidered in turquoises with verses from the Koran.
If more direct examples were wanting, Poland, as a government over local sovereigns, might not improperly be taken notice of.
It is not a great deal larger than Germany, where a diet representing the whole empire is continually assembled; or than Poland before the late dismemberment, where another national diet was the depositary of the supreme power.
In Poland they support the party that insists on an agrarian revolution as the prime condition for national emancipation, that party which fomented the insurrection of Cracow in 1846.
He felt that Poland would be his grave, and that no voice would rise to do justice to those noble men who stood in the water, the icy water of Beresina, to destroy the buttresses of the bridges.
But I can tell you that Germany, which is thought here very rustic, is a land of noble chivalry and fine manners, especially in Poland and Hungary, where--"
If I were to see upon that table a marshal's stick, the sword of constable, the crown of Poland, instead of later, I swear to you, sire, that I should still say Now
All these persons came direct from lower Egypt to Reims through Poland.
Few things are more satisfactory to me than a high-grade Berkshire or Poland China pig.
You shall see the world at your feet; you shall be Emperor of the French, King of Italy, master of Holland, ruler of Spain, Portugal, and the Illyrian Provinces, protector of Germany, saviour of Poland, first eagle of the Legion of Honor and all the rest of it.