Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

Kioto

[kee-oh-toh; Japanese kyaw-taw] /kiˈoʊ toʊ; Japanese ˈkyɔ tɔ/
noun
1.

Kyoto

or Kioto

[kee-oh-toh; Japanese kyaw-taw] /kiˈoʊ toʊ; Japanese ˈkyɔ tɔ/
noun
1.
a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: the capital of Japan a.d. 794–1868.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Kioto
Historical Examples
  • The two principal cities, not treaty ports, are Tokio and Kioto.

  • Osaka and Kioto are the chief centres of cotton and textile manufactures.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • It is situated about eight miles from Kioto, and thither we went in jinrikishas.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou
  • She has had a long journey from the City Royal (Kioto) in her search for the child.

    Plays of Old Japan Marie C. Stopes
  • How could Nagato be at Osaka and at Kioto at one and the same time?

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • It is a love-affair that attracts him to Kioto; his head is full of follies.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • Onono-Komat was a lovely maiden attached to the Court of Kioto.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • We must enter the camp of Hieyas, jump upon his horses, and ride towards Kioto.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • His thoughts were in the palace at Kioto, on the veranda, amid flowers.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • Then he turned his eyes in another direction, towards Kioto and Naikou.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
British Dictionary definitions for Kioto

Kioto

/kɪˈəʊtəʊ; ˈkjəʊ-/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Kyoto

Kyoto

/kɪˈəʊtəʊ; ˈkjəʊ-/
noun
1.
a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868; cultural centre, with two universities (1875, 1897). Pop: 1 387 264 (2002 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Kioto

Kyoto

city in Japan, from kyo + to, both meaning "capital." Founded 794 as Heionkyo "Capital of Calm and Peace," it also has been known as Miyako and Saikyo. Kyoto Protocol so called because it was initially adopted Dec. 11, 1997, in the Japanese city.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Kioto

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Kioto

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for kioto