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Saxony

A historical region of northern Germany. The original home of the Saxons, it was conquered by Charlemagne in the eighth century and became a duchy after his death. Its borders were eventually extended southeastward as the region was subdivided and redivided. The dukes of Saxony became electors of the Holy Roman Empire in 1356, and in 1806 the elector was elevated to kingship but lost half his territory to Prussia in 1815. In 1871 the kingdom of Saxony became a constituent state of the German Empire.

sax·o·ny

also Sax·o·ny (săk′sə-nē)
n. pl. sax·o·nies also Sax·o·nies
1. A high-grade wool fabric originally made from the wool of sheep raised in Saxony.
2. A fine soft wool fabric similar in weave to tweed.
3. A woven carpet having a cut pile of dense erect tufts.

Saxony

(ˈsæksənɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a state in E Germany, formerly part of East Germany. Pop: 4 321 000 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a former duchy and electorate in SE and central Germany, whose territory changed greatly over the centuries
3. (Placename) (in the early Middle Ages) any territory inhabited or ruled by Saxons
German name: Sachsen French name: Saxe

saxony

(ˈsæksənɪ)
n
1. (Textiles) a fine 3-ply yarn used for knitting and weaving
2. (Textiles) a fine woollen fabric used for coats, etc
[C19: named after Saxony, where it was produced]

sax•o•ny

(ˈsæk sə ni)

n.
1. a fine, three-ply woolen yarn.
2. a soft-finish, compact fabric for coats.
[1825–35; from Saxony]

Sax•o•ny

(ˈsæk sə ni)

n.
1. a state in E central Germany. 4,900,000; 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Cap.: Dresden.
2. a former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq. mi. (14,990 sq. km). Cap.: Dresden.
3. a medieval division of N Germany with varying boundaries: extended at its height from the Rhine to E of the Elbe. German, Sachsen; French, Saxe.
Sax•o′ni•an (-ˈsoʊ ni ən) n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saxony - an area in Germany around the upper Elbe riverSaxony - an area in Germany around the upper Elbe river; the original home of the Saxons
Translations
Saksi
Szászország
Saksonia

Saxony

[ˈsæksənɪ] NSajonia f

Saxony

nSachsen nt
References in classic literature ?
As regards texture, the Saxony is alone admissible.
The carpet - of Saxony material - is quite half an inch thick, and is of the same crimson ground, relieved simply by the appearance of a gold cord (like that festooning the curtains) slightly relieved above the surface of the ground, and thrown upon it in such a manner as to form a succession of short irregular curves - one occasionally overlaying the other.
"These- yes, these must go among the carpets," she said, referring to the Saxony china dishes.
"Yes, mussels of certain waters in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Saxony, Bohemia, and France."
In one of the conflicts, the emperor himself was put to flight, and very near being made prisoner by the elector of Saxony. The late king of Prussia was more than once pitted against his imperial sovereign; and commonly proved an overmatch for him.
This monarch had an army in full force because he had jobbed to himself Poland, and was determined to keep it: another had robbed half Saxony, and was bent upon maintaining his acquisition: Italy was the object of a third's solicitude.
He now proceeded to unbutton his fetish, to attack it with a periknife, and to thrust the new-found plans between the two layers of imitation Saxony flannel of which it was made.
That had been a waking act; and then the dream had him again: Prussia, Saxony, Wurtemberg, faces, sights, words--all a dream, observed with an angry, compelled attention.
Austria, Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony, Poland, and Italy, all speaking us fair and going along with us; it was a fine thing!
the logistics center of lower saxony (lzn) is responsible for the procurement of goods and services for the direct state administration of lower saxony (see 2 of the operating instructions of the lzn).
5 (Saba) - The German police have arrested three suspects in a bomb attack on the office of the Alternative Party for Germany in the eastern state of Saxony. No one was hurt in the blast outside the party's office in Dublin late on Thursday.
German police have detained three men suspected of involvement in an explosion that targeted an office of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) far-right party in the eastern state of Saxony.