Main definitions of Hamburg in English

: Hamburg1Hamburg2

Hamburg1

proper noun

  • A port in northern Germany, on the River Elbe; population 1,754,200 (est. 2006). Founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century, it is now the largest port in Germany, with extensive shipyards.

Pronunciation

Hamburg

/ˈhambʊrk/

Main definitions of Hamburg in English

: Hamburg1Hamburg2

Hamburg2

noun

  • 1North American

    another term for hamburger
    • ‘As he waited for the G4 to boot up the program, he got on the phone and ordered a thermos of coffee and a Hamburg steak for dinner from room service.’
    • ‘They will never eat a hamburg in blissful ignorance of where it came from or be able to tolerate the intentional abuse of any animal.’
  • 2A black variety of grape of German origin, specially adapted to hothouse cultivation.

    • ‘The Black Hamburg was fully equal to any specimens of that variety grown under glass at home.’
    • ‘The parentage of 'Muscat Hamburg' is not well known.’

Origin

From Hamburg.

Pronunciation

Hamburg

/ˈhambəːɡ/