Kremlin definition

krĕmlĭn
The citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government and formerly those of the Soviet government. The outer walls of the compound date to the 1400s.
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The government of Russia and formerly that of the Soviet Union.
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The citadel of a Russian city.
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(architecture, Russian architecture) A fortified, central complex found in various Russian cities.
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The Moscow Kremlin official residence of the president of Russia.
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(by extension) The Russian or Soviet government.

The Kremlin announced plans to increase funding for museums and the arts.

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In Russia, the citadel of a city.
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the Kremlin
  • the citadel of Moscow, in which some government offices of the Soviet Union were located: it now contains some offices of the Russian government
  • the government of the Soviet Union or, now, Russia
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kremlin
Plural:
kremlins

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Kremlin

Origin of kremlin

  • Obsolete German Kremelin from Old Russian kremlĭnŭ separate from kremlĭ a separate place, citadel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ultimately from Old East Slavic кремль (kremlĭ).

    From Wiktionary

  • Special use of kremlin.

    From Wiktionary