[ham-burg; for 1, 2 also German hahm-boork]
a state in N Germany. 288 sq. mi. (746 sq. km).
a city in and the capital of this state, on the Elbe River: the largest seaport in continental Europe.
a town in W New York. Unabridged
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Hamburg (ˈhæmbɜːɡ)
a city-state and port in NW Germany, on the River Elbe: the largest port in Germany; a founder member of the Hanseatic League; became a free imperial city in 1510 and a state of the German empire in 1871; university (1919); extensive shipyards. Pop: 1 734 083 (2003 est)

hamburger or hamburg (ˈhæmˌbɜːɡə)
Hamburger steak, Also called: beefburger a flat fried cake of minced beef, often served in a bread roll
[C20: shortened from Hamburger steak (that is, steak in the fashion of Hamburg)]
hamburg or hamburg
[C20: shortened from Hamburger steak (that is, steak in the fashion of Hamburg)]

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Hamburg [(ham-burg, hahm-boorg)]

City in northern Germany on the Elbe River, near where it meets the North Sea.

Note: Hamburg is Germany's most important industrial center. It was one of the most heavily bombed German cities during World War II.
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