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- a city in and the capital of Scotland, in the SE part: administrative center of the Lothian region.
- a division of the United Kingdom in the N part of Great Britain. 30,412 sq. mi. (78,772 sq. km). Capital: Edinburgh.
Examples from the Web for edinburgh
Although the family was based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sophie studied French and Modern Languages at Oxford University.Meet the Future Mrs. Benedict Cumberbatch
November 5, 2014
EDINBURGH — Every actor can recall their worst review; but most try to keep them under wraps.Diana Rigg: GOT's Queen of Thorns Speaks
August 22, 2014
At Le Monde Hotel in central Edinburgh this week, she was still captivating at the age of 66.
The Trial of Jane Fonda is at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh until August 24.
The day before his wedding, King George VI titled his future son-in-law Philip Duke of Edinburgh.Queen and Prince Philip Celebrate 66th Wedding Anniversary
November 20, 2013
September 27th, Mr. Gladstone addressed his constituents at Edinburgh.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The boy was educated at a school in Durham, and at the University of Edinburgh.Heroes of the Telegraph
In the twelfth month of 1792 a convention of reformers was held at Edinburgh.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
I leave Edinburgh to-morrow, but shall return in three weeks.
Indeed she is the only person in Edinburgh I have written to till this day.
- the capital of Scotland and seat of the Scottish Parliament (from 1999), in City of Edinburgh council area on the S side of the Firth of Forth: became the capital in the 15th century; castle; three universities (including University of Edinburgh, 1583); commercial and cultural centre, noted for its annual festival. Pop: 430 082 (2001)
- City of a council area in central Scotland, created from part of Lothian region in 1996. Pop: 448 370 (2003 est). Area: 262 sq km (101 sq miles)
- Duke of, title of Prince Philip Mountbatten. born 1921, husband of Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- a country that is part of the United Kingdom, occupying the north of Great Britain: the English and Scottish thrones were united under one monarch in 1603 and the parliaments in 1707: a separate Scottish parliament was established in 1999. Scotland consists of the Highlands in the north, the central Lowlands, and hilly uplands in the south; has a deeply indented coastline, about 800 offshore islands (mostly in the west), and many lochs. Capital: Edinburgh. Pop: 5 057 400 (2003 est). Area: 78 768 sq km (30 412 sq miles)Related adjectives: Scots, Caledonian, Scottish
Word Origin and History for edinburgh
older than King Edwin of Northumbria (who often is credited as the source of the name); originally Din Eidyn, Celtic, perhaps literally "fort on a slope." Later the first element was trimmed off and Old English burh "fort" added in its place." Dunedin in New Zealand represents an attempt at the original form.
Capital of Scotland, located in the Lothian region in the southeastern part; Scotland's banking and administrative center.
One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; contains the northern portion of the island of Great Britain and many surrounding islands. Its capital is Edinburgh, and its largest city is Glasgow.