- a city in and the capital of Ukraine, on the Dnieper River.
- a republic in SE Europe: rich agricultural and industrial region. 223,090 sq. mi. (603,700 sq. km). Capital: Kiev.
Examples from the Web for kiev
On Oct. 7, I bought my ticket to Kiev 45 minutes before my flight.
Before the Maidan revolution, Russian political refugees living in Kiev were worried about their safety.
The Russian leader suggested Kiev is breaking a “moral obligation.”Eastern Ukraine Braces for ‘Full-Scale War’
November 17, 2014
To try to counter the Russian military build-up, Kiev has redeployed more forces eastward.
One commander has threatened a military coup if Kiev concedes anything to the separatists.
They were evidently bound for Kiev on a holy pilgrimage to the Lavra.
She has been like one out of her mind since they have been so near Kiev.
The Czar has arrived in Kiev for a conference at Headquarters.
How strange it will be to have no longer a Russian army between the Germans and Kiev.
From Kiev, under the very eyes of the Russian troops in the town.Kosciuszko
Monica Mary Gardner
- the capital of Ukraine, on the Dnieper River: formed the first Russian state by the late 9th century; university (1834). Pop: 2 623 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in SE Europe, on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: ruled by the Khazars (7th–9th centuries), by Ruik princes with the Mongol conquest in the 13th century, then by Lithuania, by Poland, and by Russia; one of the four original republics that formed the Soviet Union in 1922; unilaterally declared independence in 1990, which was recognized in 1991. Consists chiefly of lowlands; economy based on rich agriculture and mineral resources and on the major heavy industries of the Donets Basin. Official language: Ukrainian; Russian is also widely spoken. Religion: believers are mainly Christian. Currency: hryvna. Capital: Kiev. Pop: 44 573 205 (2013 est). Area: 603 700 sq km (231 990 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for kiev
Ukrainian Kyyiv, of unknown origin; explanation from the name of a founding prince named Kiy probably is folk etymology. Related: Kievan.
from Russian Ukraina, literally "border, frontier," from u- "at" + krai "edge."
Capital of Ukraine in the north-central region of the country on the Dnieper River; a major manufacturing and transportation center.