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a republic in central Europe. 32,381 sq. mi. (83,865 sq. km).
Capital: Vienna.
Contemporary Examples

They went ignored for months, until my phone rang one afternoon, and a distinctive austrian accent came through the receiver.
Remembering Maria Altmann, Holocaust Hero Who Won Back Klimt Paintings Isabel Wilkinson February 7, 2011

She gave up her U.S citizenship in 2011 for austrian citizenship.
This Is Where the World’s Richest People Hide Their Money Eliza Shapiro April 3, 2013

When a naked, inexplicably austrian robot lands in your time dimension, you just hand over the clothes.
‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Fargo’ & More Nude Dude Fight Scenes (VIDEO) Melissa Leon October 15, 2012

Leaning on austrian thinkers is a great way to avoid further thinking.
Why Conservatives Dumped Milton Friedman David Frum July 5, 2012

Payments recently have included $22 million to Al Qaeda in Yemen for the release of Swiss, austrian and Finnish hostages.
Al Qaeda Growing Rich Off Ransom Payments Jamie Dettmer December 21, 2013

Historical Examples

Nelson soon assured the austrian commander that this was not the object of his memorial.
The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson Robert Southey

Italianist—that is, if we are content to accept the austrian statistics?
The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 Henry Baerlein

The indictment is at least as true of the austrian, as of the German, settlement.
The Economic Consequences of the Peace John Maynard Keynes

In Bosnia, for some time after the austrian collapse, it was inconvenient to travel.
The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 Henry Baerlein

Intelligence was just then brought him from Warsaw and the austrian army.
History of the Expedition to Russia Count Philip de Segur

of or relating to Austria or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Austria
a republic in central Europe: ruled by the Hapsburgs from 1282 to 1918; formed a dual monarchy with Hungary in 1867 and became a republic in 1919; a member of the European Union; contains part of the Alps, the Danube basin in the east, and extensive forests. Official language: German. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Vienna. Pop: 8 221 646 (2013 est). Area: 83 849 sq km (32 374 sq miles) German name Österreich

European nation, from Medieval Latin Marchia austriaca “eastern borderland.” German Österreich is “eastern kingdom,” from Old High German ostar “eastern” (see east) + reich (see Reichstag). So called for being on the eastern edge of Charlemagne’s empire.

Mountainous republic in central Europe, bordered by Germany and the former Czechoslovakia to the north, Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Its capital and largest city is Vienna.

Note: Under the Hapsburg dynasty (1278–1918), Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and became a leading player in European politics.

Note: After losing control of the German portions of the Holy Roman Empire in the nineteenth century, Austria joined with Hungary to create the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867–1918). Allied with Germany, Bulgaria, and Turkey in World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was devastated by the war.

Note: Austria was occupied by Nazi forces in 1938 and annexed by Adolf Hitler to Germany. It was reestablished as a republic in 1945 but remained occupied by four Allied powers until it declared neutrality in 1955.

Note: The picturesque Tyrol region, in the western part of the country, is a favorite year-round tourist spot.


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