Munich definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
city in SE Germany: capital of the state of Bavaria: pop. 1,256,000
Munich definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A city of southeast Germany near the Bavarian Alps southeast of Augsburg. Founded in 1158, it has long been the center of Bavaria. Adolf Hitler organized the Nazi Party here after World War I and signed the Munich Pact, widely regarded as a symbol of appeasement, with Great Britain, France, and Italy in 1938. The city was largely rebuilt after extensive Allied bombing in World War II. Population: 1,290,000.
Munich - Cultural Definition
- Munich was the scene of the Nazi party's rise to power; National Socialism (Nazism) was founded there in 1918, and Adolf Hitler led an attempted revolution in Munich in 1923, the Beer Hall Putsch.
- The Munich Pact, drawn up in 1938, forced Czechoslovakia to give up territory to the Nazis.
- During World War II, the Allies bombed much of the city. After the war, it was the largest city in the American occupation zone.