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The capital and largest city of Austria, in the northeast part of the country on the Danube River. Originally a Celtic settlement, it became the official residence of the house of Habsburg in 1278 and a leading cultural center in the 1700s, particularly under the reign (1740-1780) of Maria Theresa.
(Placename) the capital and the smallest state of Austria, in the northeast on the River Danube: seat of the Hapsburgs (1278-1918); residence of the Holy Roman Emperor (1558–1806); withstood sieges by Turks in 1529 and 1683; political and cultural centre in the 18th and 19th centuries, having associations with many composers; university (1365). Pop: 1 590 242 (2003 est). Area: 1075 sq km (415 sq miles). German name: Wien Latin name: Vindobona
the capital of Austria, in the NE part, on the Danube. 1,583,000. German, Wien.
Vi`en•nese′ (-əˈniz, -ˈnis) adj., n., pl. -nese.
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|Noun||1.||Vienna - the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss|