Brandenburg [bran-duh n-burg; German brahn-duh n-boo rk] Examples noun
- a state in NE central Germany. 10,039 sq. mi. (26,000 sq. km). Capital: Potsdam.
- a city in NE Germany.
Related formsBran·den·burg·er, noun Examples from the Web for brandenburg Contemporary Examples of brandenburg
When Ronald Reagan went to the Brandenburg Gate at the height of the Cold War he said: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
September 12, 2014
“State courts are the engine of day-in and day-out justice,” where 98 percent of cases are decided, says Brandenburg.
May 4, 2014
“This is a way of trying to bully the bench,” says Brandenburg.
May 4, 2014
The first time a president speaks at Brandenburg Gate it is historic.
March 27, 2014
At the very least, says Brandenburg, judges are going to be less willing to take a risk in a capital punishment case.
October 24, 2013
Historical Examples of brandenburg
Under him the Markgravate of Brandenburg was raised to be an electorate of the empire.
Ernest Belfort Bax
Veteri stilo, old style, then followed in England and Brandenburg.
Into Brandenburg; and there was no chance of repayment to get him out again.
Louis of Bavaria invests his son with the margraviate of Brandenburg.
This was the beginning of pawnings to Brandenburg; of which when will the end be?
British Dictionary definitions for brandenburg Brandenburg noun
- a state in NE Germany, part of East Germany until 1990. A former electorate, it expanded under the Hohenzollerns to become the kingdom of Prussia (1701). The district east of the Oder River became Polish in 1945. Capital: Potsdam. Pop: 2 575 000 (2003 est). Area: 29 481 sq km (11 219 sq miles)
- a city in NE Germany: former capital of the Prussian province of Brandenburg. Pop: 75 485 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for brandenburg Brandenburg
region in northeastern Germany, traditionally said to be ultimately from Slavic, but perhaps German and meaning literally “burned fortress,” or else from a Celtic proper name.