Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Placename) the German name for Klaipeda
2. (Placename) the lower course of the Neman River
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈklaɪ pɪ də)

a seaport in NW Lithuania, on the Baltic. 204,000.
German, Memel.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Memel - a city in western Lithuania on the Baltic SeaMemel - a city in western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea; formerly an important trading town 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
Lietuva, Lithuania, Republic of Lithuania - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hitler's re-integration of Rhineland and Anschluss of Austria (occupation of Austria) led to 'Appeasement in Munich' in 1938 which further created an environment for Hitler to annex Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia and Memel from Lithuania.
He represented Lithuania in negotiations with Germany and in the dispute between the pro-Lithuanian executive branch and the pro-German parliament in Memel (Klaipeda) before the Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague in 1932.
Traffic officials Memel Roxas and Jun Vialu would take the place of Nebrija in the MMDA's Task Force for Special Operations as team leaders.
A Upper Silesia B Jutland C The Danish corridor D Memel 8.
Research shows that across the lifespan of a marital relationship, couples interdependently affect each other's psychological and physiological well-being (e.g., Bourassa, Memel, Woolverton & Sbarra, 2015; Cook & Kenny, 2005; Kelley & Thibault, 1978).
Furthermore, while some became virulent only in the 1930s, Germany held territorial claims against Belgium (Eupen-Malmedy), Lithuania (Memel), Czechoslovakia (Sudetenland) and most importantly Poland (Western Poland, Danzig Corridor, Upper Silesia).
Os restos mortais nao eram recuperados pela familia nas sociedades florestais pre-coloniais da Costa do Marfim, como descreve Memel Fote (11).
(23) No original: "Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles, Uber alles in der Welt, Wenn es stets zu Schutz und Trutze Bruderlich zusammenhalt, Von der Maas bis an die Memel, Von der Etsch bis an den Belt.