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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 ?
We knew very well that things of this sort were considered vulgar, unless of the purest quality and used with the tact of good society; but still it was permitted to sprinkle a very little lavender, or exquisite eau de cologne, on a pocket-handkerchief.
"why, where is Amy's bottle of cologne?" she added, as the little flask did not appear.
At Cologne, I had hoped to find some reassuring indications, but there was no Cologne.
'I have had a charming letter from the bride, this morning, dated Cologne. You cannot think how artlessly and prettily she assures me of her happiness.
In due time this happy party landed at the quays of Rotterdam, whence they were transported by another steamer to the city of Cologne. Here the carriage and the family took to the shore, and Jos was not a little gratified to see his arrival announced in the Cologne newspapers as "Herr Graf Lord von Sedley nebst Begleitung aus London." He had his court dress with him; he had insisted that Dobbin should bring his regimental paraphernalia; he announced that it was his intention to be presented at some foreign courts, and pay his respects to the Sovereigns of the countries which he honoured with a visit.
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.
I could drink four more such bottles; they are no bigger than cologne flasks.
His plump white neck stood out sharply above the black collar of his uniform, and he smelled of Eau de Cologne. His full face, rather young-looking, with its prominent chin, wore a gracious and majestic expression of imperial welcome.
He is on his way to Cologne, and from what I know about the man, I think that it would require more than your persuasions to induce him to break off his journey.
Beyond Cologne we descended to the plains of Holland; and we resolved to post the remainder of our way, for the wind was contrary and the stream of the river was too gentle to aid us.
Poor dear, I wish I 'd known it sooner," thought Polly, as she tried to soothe her with comfortable pats, sniffs of cologne and sympathizing remarks upon the subject of headache, carefully ignoring that other feminine affliction, the heartache.
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.