- a city in and the capital of Romania, in the S part.
- a republic in SE Europe, bordering on the Black Sea. 91,699 sq. mi. (237,500 sq. km). Capital: Bucharest.
- a former principality in SE Europe: united with Moldavia (Moldova) to form Romania in 1861. 29,569 sq. mi. (76,585 sq. km). Capital: Bucharest.
Examples from the Web for bucharest
Charlie just lost his mother, and escapes the pain with a trip to Bucharest.Evan Rachel Wood Is Grown Up, Unfiltered, and Still Loves Justin Bieber
November 16, 2013
After graduating in 1973 from the Ion Mincu Institute of Architecture in Bucharest, she joined the state design institute.
She was brought up in Sighisoara, a Transylvanian fortress town north-west of Bucharest.
The following year she stood for election as mayor of Bucharest but won less than four per cent of the vote.
He appointed a Jewish American as consul to Bucharest “for the benefit of the people who are laboring under severe oppression.”What Happened When General Grant Expelled Civil War Jews
March 22, 2012
We must insist on the correction of the mistakes made by the Treaty of Bucharest.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
New York Times
I came with Marie, and we will go back to Bucharest together in a week.
Roumania gets to mean Bucharest, and Bucharest the universe.
I expect to go back to Bucharest with Marie and Janchu within a week.
But God had other plans for His servant, and he never went to Bucharest.George Muller of Bristol
Arthur T. Pierson
- the capital of Romania, in the southeast. Pop: 1 764 000 (2005 est)Romanian name: Bucureşti
- a variant spelling of Walachia
Rumania or Roumania
- a republic in SE Europe, bordering on the Black Sea: united in 1861; became independent in 1878; Communist government set up in 1945; became a socialist republic in 1965; a more democratic regime was installed after a revolution in 1989; joined the EU in 2007. It consists chiefly of a great central arc of the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian Alps, with the plains of Walachia, Moldavia, and Dobriya on the south and east and the Pannonian Plain in the west Official language: Romanian. Religion: Romanian Orthodox (Christian) majority. Currency: leu. Capital: Bucharest Pop: 21 790 479 (2013 est). Area: 237 500 sq km (91 699 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for bucharest
Eastern European nation, name taken officially in 1861 at the union of Wallachia and Moldavia, from Latin Romani "people from Rome," which was used to describe the descendants of colonists there from Roman times; see Roman + -ia. In early use often Rumania, or, from French, Roumania. Related: Romanian; Rumanian; Roumanian.