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Co·logne

 (kə-lōn′) also Köln (kœln)
A city of western Germany on the Rhine River north of Bonn. Originally a Roman settlement, it passed under Frankish control in the 5th century. During the 15th century, it flourished as a member of the Hanseatic League.

co·logne

 (kə-lōn′)
n.
A scented liquid made of alcohol and various fragrant oils. Also called eau de cologne.

[Short for cologne (water), translation of French (eau de) Cologne, after Cologne.]

Cologne

(kəˈləʊn)
n
(Placename) an industrial city and river port in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia on the Rhine: important commercially since ancient times; university (1388). Pop: 965 954 (2003 est). German name: Köln

cologne

(kəˈləʊn)
n
a perfumed liquid or solid made of fragrant essential oils and alcohol. Also called: Cologne water or eau de Cologne
[C18: Cologne water, from Cologne, where it was first manufactured (1709)]

co•logne

(kəˈloʊn)

n.
a mildly perfumed toilet water; eau de Cologne. Also called Cologne′ wa`ter.
[1810–15; short for Cologne water, made in Cologne since 1709]
co•logned′, adj.

Co•logne

(kəˈloʊn)

n.
a city in W Germany. 966,000. German, Köln.
perfume, eau de toilette, cologne, eau de cologne - Perfume or parfum is 20–40% oil and the highest concentration; eau de toilette is 10–18% oil, and cologne or eau de cologne is 3–9% oil.
See also related terms for perfume.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cologne - a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine RiverCologne - a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League
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
2.cologne - a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
perfume, essence - a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
Translations
Kolín nad Rýnem
Köln
Köln
Colonia Agrippina
Köln
Köln
Köln

Cologne

[kəˈləʊn] NColonia f

cologne

[kəˈləʊn] N (also eau de cologne) → agua f de colonia, colonia f

cologne

[kəˈləʊn] n (also eau de cologne) → eau f de cologne

Cologne

nKöln nt

cologne

Cologne

[kəˈləʊn] n (Geog) → Colonia

cologne

[kəˈləʊn] n (also eau de cologne) → acqua di colonia
References in classic literature ?
As she opened the door, a strong flavor of that toilet soap and eau de Cologne with which Whiskey Dick was in the habit of gracefully effacing the traces of dissipation made known his presence.
Her masts--cut somewhere on the coast of Japan, where her original ones were lost overboard in a gale --her masts stood stiffly up like the spines of the three old kings of Cologne.
Why, after all, what's the harm of the poor dog's wanting to be like his master; and if I haven't brought him up any better than to find his chief good in cologne and cambric handkerchiefs, why shouldn't I give them to him?
Paris, 27; Glasgow, 27; London, 28; Vienna, 28; Augsburg, 28; Braunschweig, 28; K:onigsberg, 29; Cologne, 29; Dresden, 29; Hamburg, 29; Berlin, 30; Bombay, 30; Warsaw, 31; Breslau, 31; Odessa, 32; Munich, 33; Strasburg, 33, Pesth, 35; Cassel, 35; Lisbon, 36; Liverpool, 36; Prague, 37; Madras, 37; Bucharest, 39; St.
Even the prosaic Emma Jane was affected by them, for in the evening she said, "I don't expect you to believe it, but I have another idea,-- that's two in one day; I had it while I was putting cologne on your head.
I could drink four more such bottles; they are no bigger than cologne flasks.
It is because in my prosperity I forgot those old friends, monsieur; because I have acted like Queen Marie de Medicis, who, returning from her first exile, treated with contempt all those who had suffered for her and, being proscribed a second time, died at Cologne abandoned by every one, even by her own son.
Madame Savon imagined that even her perfumes would be more fragrant in such company, and she insisted on letting one drop--a single drop--of her eau de cologne fall on the beautiful texture.
Michael's Square, being steeped in Cologne water, and perfumed, and dined, and introduced, and properly grounded in all the biography and politics and anecdotes of the boudoirs.
Thus, during the first six thousand years of the world, from the most immemorial pagoda of Hindustan, to the cathedral of Cologne, architecture was the great handwriting of the human race.
At night she often looked very attractive, she put on a gown which was almost a dinner dress, and she wore a chain of garnets round her neck; the lace about her bosom and at her elbows gave her a pleasant softness, and the scent she wore (at Blackstable no one used anything but Eau de Cologne, and that only on Sundays or when suffering from a sick headache) was troubling and exotic.
His plump white neck stood out sharply above the black collar of his uniform, and he smelled of Eau de Cologne.