[krem-lin] /ˈkrɛm lɪn/
the citadel of any Russian city
the 12th-century citadel in Moscow, containing the former Imperial Palace, three Cathedrals, and the offices of the Russian government
(formerly) the central government of the Soviet Union
1660s, Cremelena, from Old Russian kremlinu, later kremlin (1796), from kreml’ “citadel, fortress,” perhaps of Tartar origin. Originally the citadel of any Russian city, now especially the one in Moscow. Used metonymically for “government of the U.S.S.R.” from 1933. The modern form of the word in English might be via French.
A fortress in central Moscow that contains the central offices of the government of Russia and, formerly, the offices of the Soviet Union.
Note: The term Kremlin was also used figuratively to mean the former Soviet government.
[krem-li-nol-uh-jee] /ˌkrɛm lɪˈnɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the study of the government of the former Soviet Union, especially the study of those factors governing its foreign affairs. /ˌkrɛmlɪnˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. (formerly) the study and analysis of the policies and practices of the Soviet government
[krems] /krɛms/ noun 1. a city in NE Austria, on the Danube. /German krɛms/ noun 1. a town in NE Austria, in Lower Austria on the River Danube. Pop: 23 713 (2001)
/krem-vaks/ (Or kgbvax) Originally, a fictitious Usenet site at the Kremlin, named like the then large number of Usenet VAXen with names of the form foovax. Kremvax was announced on April 1, 1984 in a posting ostensibly originated there by Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko. The posting was actually forged by Piet Beertema as an April […]
[ker-zhen-ek; Czech krshe-nek] /kərˈʒɛn ɛk; Czech ˈkrʃɛ nɛk/ noun 1. Ernst [ernst] /ɛrnst/ (Show IPA), 1900–1991, U.S. composer, born in Austria.