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Michele Bachmann

Meaning of "Switzerland" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SWITZERLAND

Switzerland  [ˈswɪtsələnd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SWITZERLAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Switzerland is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SWITZERLAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called Bundesstadt. The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, where it is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2. While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found. Among them are the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva. The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291, which is celebrated annually as Swiss National Day. It has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002.

Definition of Switzerland in the English dictionary

The definition of Switzerland in the dictionary is a federal republic in W central Europe: the cantons of Schwyz, Uri, and Unterwalden formed a defensive league against the Hapsburgs in 1291, later joined by other cantons; gained independence in 1499; adopted a policy of permanent neutrality from 1516; a leading centre of the Reformation in the 16th century. It lies in the Jura Mountains and the Alps, with a plateau between the two ranges. Official languages: German, French, and Italian; Romansch minority. Religion: mostly Protestant and Roman Catholic. Currency: Swiss franc. Capital: Bern. Pop: 7 996 026. Area: 41 288 sq km German name: Schweiz French name: Suisse Italian name: Svizzera Latin name: Helvetia,.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SWITZERLAND


Cleveland
ˈkliːvlənd
Courland
ˈkʊələnd
Cumberland
ˈkʌmbələnd
England
ˈɪŋɡlənd
Falkland
ˈfɔːlklənd
Finland
ˈfɪnlənd
Greenland
ˈɡriːnlənd
holland
ˈhɒlənd
Iceland
ˈaɪslənd
Ireland
ˈaɪələnd
island
ˈaɪlənd
Kurland
ˈkʊələnd
moorland
ˈmʊələnd
Northumberland
nɔːˈθʌmbələnd
Poland
ˈpəʊlənd
Sunderland
ˈsʌndələnd
Sutherland
ˈsʌðələnd
Wayland
ˈweɪlənd
Westmorland
ˈwɛstmələnd
Zealand
ˈziːlənd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SWITZERLAND

Swithin
swithly
Switz.
Switzer

WORDS THAT END LIKE SWITZERLAND

Alice-in-Wonderland
Bernese Oberland
borderland
Deutschland
engarland
fatherland
garland
Gelderland
hinderland
hinterland
Ingerland
motherland
Nederland
New Netherland
norland
Oberland
overland
Saarland
slumberland
timberland
wonderland

Synonyms and antonyms of Switzerland in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Switzerland» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SWITZERLAND

Find out the translation of Switzerland to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Switzerland from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Switzerland» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

瑞士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Suiza
570 millions of speakers

English

Switzerland
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्विट्जरलैंड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سُوِيسْرا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Швейцария
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Suíça
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুইজর্লণ্ড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Suisse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Switzerland
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schweiz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スイス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스위스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Swiss
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Thụy Sĩ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுவிச்சர்லாந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्विझरलँड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

İsviçre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Svizzera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Szwajcaria
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Швейцарія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Elveția
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ελβετία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Switserland
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Schweiz
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sveits
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Switzerland

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SWITZERLAND»

The term «Switzerland» is very widely used and occupies the 2.825 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SWITZERLAND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Switzerland» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Switzerland» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Switzerland

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SWITZERLAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Switzerland.
1
Ursula Andress
I live in Italy. I visit my family in Switzerland.
2
Michele Bachmann
It's tough to find a place not to like in Switzerland.
3
James Balog
I'm quite fond of Switzerland. I love Switzerland.
4
Jose Manuel Barroso
Norway or Switzerland are two marvelous countries, I very much admire, the most advanced countries in the world in fact with great qualities of life.
5
Jose Manuel Barroso
I'll put it frankly - Britain has more influence in China than Norway or Switzerland, with all respect for the other countries.
6
Linda Cardellini
I just got back from Switzerland, which I've never been to. I went to Switzerland and Amsterdam.
7
Geraldine Chaplin
It's the change of rhythm which I think is what keeps me alive. In Spain I hear so much noise from my window that can't stand it. In Switzerland it's the lack of noise that drives me crazy.
8
Billy Connolly
I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives.
9
Larry David
Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate.
10
Jean-Claude Duvalier
In 25 years of exile, I've never had a frozen account, either in Switzerland or elsewhere in the world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SWITZERLAND»

Discover the use of Switzerland in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Switzerland and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rick Steves' Switzerland
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland. This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges.
Rick Steves, 2012
2
Why Switzerland?
A unique analysis of the structures that make Switzerland work in an extensively revised edition.
Jonathan Steinberg, 1996
3
Direct Democracy in Switzerland
In this propitious volume, Gregory Fossedal reports on the politics and social fabric of what James Bryce has called "the nation that has taken the democratic idea to its furthest extent.
Gregory A. Fossedal
4
Switzerland in Europe: Continuity and Change in the Swiss ...
The book provides the first systematic overview of Swiss political economy in comparative perspective.
Christine Trampusch, André Mach, 2011
5
Value change in Switzerland
This book offers a uniquely detailed study of how citizens of a small open economy are affected in their value orientations over a twenty year period.
Simon Hug, Hanspeter Kriesi, 2010
6
Switzerland - European Union: An Impossible Membership?
This is the conundrum at the heart of the relationship between the Swiss Confederation and the European Union which is expertly explored in this volume.
René Schwok, 2009
7
Creative Industries Switzerland: Facts, Models, Culture
This book provides a greatly needed overview of the concepts and specific characteristics of this sector.
Christoph Weckerle, Manfred Gerig, Michael Söndermann, 2008
8
Switzerland
Get moving with this guidebook that includes a 30-page Walking-in-Switzerland chapter with maps. Also includes information on Liechtenstein, the small nation often left out of other travel books. color photos, 92 maps.
Nicola Williams, Damien Simonis, Kerry Walker, 2009
9
Sports Law in Switzerland
"This book was originally published as a monograph in the International encyclopaedia of laws/Sports law."
Lucien William Valloni, Thilo Pachmann, 2011
10
Urban-Scape Switzerland:
The present studies focus on the changing regional-spatial structure of Switzerland. When describing contemporary settlement structures, it is becoming increasingly necessary to dispense with the categories of "town" and "country.
Angelus Eisinger, Michel Schneider, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SWITZERLAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Switzerland is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Brazil's soccer chief decides not to travel to Switzerland
SAO PAULO (AP) — The president of the Brazilian football confederation will not attend FIFA's upcoming executive committee meeting in Switzerland, where his ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
2
Switzerland extradites first official to US in FIFA case
A Swiss justice official said: "The first of the seven FIFA officials being held in custody in Switzerland was extradited to the U.S. on 15 July. "He was handed over ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
3
Canada edge past Switzerland into last eight of Women's World Cup
Canada coach John Herdman, right, celebrates as Josee Belanger, back, is mobbed by her team-mates after scoring against Switzerland in Vancouver. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
4
Opinion: Blatter has dealt a blow to Switzerland's shady economy
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has resigned, but Switzerland can't overcome its ... eye to shady business appears to have been a key to Switzerland's success. «MarketWatch, Jun 15»
5
John Kerry breaks leg in biking accident in Europe
Kerry was originally supposed to return to the U.S. on Sunday evening, but after further consultation decided to stay overnight in Switzerland and fly back ... «Politico, May 15»
6
Switzerland Plans to Close Loopholes that Let International Sporting …
Switzerland is not a stranger to scandals – its banks have long been embroiled in money laundering and tax evasion. Now, the international football ... «TIME, May 15»
7
Shooting in Switzerland leaves five dead
In a report published late last month, Switzerland was found to have the world's happiest people, sparking a wave of national pride and media fervour with ... «The Local.ch, May 15»
8
How Iran nuclear talks were handled in the scenic Swiss city of …
Lausanne, Switzerland (CNN) A roller-coaster series of talks wrapped up Thursday in Lausanne as a group of world powers known as the P5+1 reached a ... «CNN, Apr 15»
9
AFP: Iran Deal Reached in Switzerland
The news agency Agence France-Presse reports from Lausanne, Switzerland that Iran and the P5+1 powers (the five UN Security Council permanent members, ... «Breitbart News, Mar 15»
10
Progress made in nuclear talks in Switzerland
24, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, when Western sanctions on Iran were eased, and Iran halted some of its uranium enrichment activities. The P5+1 group and ... «www.worldbulletin.net, Mar 15»

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