Lebensraum meaning

lā'bəns-roum'
Adequate space in which to live, develop, or function.
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Territory for political and economic expansion.
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(chiefly with reference to nations and peoples) Hitherto unoccupied “living space" claimed as one's rightful domain.
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(in German history from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth Centuries) Territories considered appropriate for German annexation, regarded as vital for the natural flourishing of the German race:
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Origin of lebensraum

  • German Lebens genitive sing. of Leben life (from Middle High German) (from Old High German lebēn leip- in Indo-European roots) Raum space (from Middle High German roum) (from Old High German rūm reuə- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the German Lebensraum (“living space"), from Lebens (“of life") (the genitive of Leben (“life")) + Raum (“space").
    From Wiktionary
  • A generalised use of Lebensraum.
    From Wiktionary