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[hous-muh n; French ohs-man] /ˈhaʊs mən; French oʊsˈman/
Georges Eugène
[zhawrzh œ-zhen] /ʒɔrʒ œˈʒɛn/ (Show IPA),
Baron, 1809–91, French administrator who improved the landscaping, street designs, and utilities systems of Paris.
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[hous-muh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌhaʊs mə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Paris—the Paris of the Empire and of Haussmann—is a house of cards.

  • The report that my name has been given to the Boulevard Haussmann is confirmed.

  • The name Haussmann recalled the Second Empire, and he ransacked his memory for anecdotes.

    Evelyn Innes George Moore
  • Paris is always Paris, and always will be, in spite of the immortal Haussmann, both for those who love it and for those who don't.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • A change of residence led Haussmann to this fortunate result.

  • The two great latter-day Paris boulevards are boulevard Haussmann and boulevard Malesherbes.

    Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff
  • Pcuchet stammered, Haussmann prevents me from going to sleep.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 Gustave Flaubert
  • What surfaces,—what gradations,—what a beauty of multiplied lines, though it is only a piece of vulgar Haussmann!

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • But it is to be subjected to the plan of Haussmann, with great tree-girt avenues radiating diagonally from the Plaza Mayo.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
British Dictionary definitions for Haussmann


/French əsmən/
Georges-Eugène, Baron. 1809–91, French town planner, noted for his major rebuilding of Paris in the reign of Napoleon III
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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