Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


(Placename) the German name for Westphalia
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(wɛstˈfeɪ li ə, -ˈfeɪl yə)

a former province in NW Germany, now a part of North Rhine-Westphalia: treaty ending the Thirty Years' War 1648. German, Westfalen.
West•pha′li•an, adj., n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 26, 2013-E.ON nears deal to sell Westfalen Weser(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Blinky Palermo (Kunsthalle Dusseldorf and Kunstverein fur die Rheiniande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf) This show confirmed for me the paramount importance of Palermo, as it must have for all who saw it.
Dutch company Westfalen Gassen Nederland lost its appeal on 5 December against a cartel fine imposed by the European Commission in 2002.
The fund is a majority owner of Borussia's Westfalen stadium, which the club sold to the fund in 2002.
Rosicky has been linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund after a disappointing season with the Westfalen club, and the player himself has hinted he would like to pursue a new challenge elsewhere.
Galatasaray were forced to play the game in Germany because of the recent terrorist attacks in their own country but, boosted by many German-based Turks, their fans turned out in force at the Westfalen Stadium.
26 June 2013 - German utility E.ON SE (ETR:EOAN) said today it had signed a deal to sell its 62.8% stake in regional unit E.ON Westfalen Weser AG to a consortium of municipal co-owners for some EUR360m (USD470.6m).
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 26, 2013-E.ON agrees to sell Westfalen Weser stake for EUR360m(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Now Rudi Voller, like so many German managers before him including Berti Vogts, has again gambled on the 83,000-capacity Westfalen being an impregnable citadel.