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Denmark

[den-mahrk] /ˈdɛn mɑrk/
noun
1.
a kingdom in N Europe, on the Jutland peninsula and adjacent islands. 16,576 sq. mi. (42,930 sq. km).
Capital: Copenhagen.
Related forms
pro-Denmark, adjective
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  • In the same year he was awarded the order of the elephant, the highest order in Denmark.
  • The bracteate is housed with many others at the national museum of Denmark.
British Dictionary definitions for Denmark

Denmark

/ˈdɛnmɑːk/
noun
1.
a kingdom in N Europe, between the Baltic and the North Sea: consists of the mainland of Jutland and about 100 inhabited islands (chiefly Zealand, Lolland, Funen, Falster, Langeland, and Bornholm); extended its territory throughout the Middle Ages, ruling Sweden until 1523 and Norway until 1814, and incorporating Greenland as a province from 1953 to 1979; joined the Common Market (now the EU) in 1973; an important exporter of dairy produce. Language: Danish. Religion: Christian, Lutheran majority. Currency: krone. Capital: Copenhagen. Pop: 5 556 452 (2013 est). Area: 43 031 sq km (16 614 sq miles) Danish name Danmark, related adjective Danish
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Word Origin and History for Denmark

from Dane, the people's name, + Danish mark "border" (see mark (n.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Denmark in Culture

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Constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, bordered by the North Sea to the west, the Skagerrak and the Kattegat Straits to the north, the Baltic Sea to the east, and Germany to the south.

Note: Denmark became a member of NATO in 1949, breaking its tradition of neutrality.
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Slang definitions & phrases for Denmark

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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