- a port in and the capital of Gabon, in the W part, on the Gulf of Guinea.
- Official name Gabonese Republic. a republic in W equatorial Africa: formerly a part of French Equatorial Africa; member of the French Community. 102,290 sq. mi. (264,931 sq. km). Capital: Libreville.
- an estuary in W Gabon. About 40 miles (65 km) long.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for libreville
At Libreville, Gabun, thirty years ago, no woman dared to speak against it.
Her people sent for a Senegal man, living in Libreville, who had quite a reputation as a doctor in that kind of sickness.
Libreville is three miles long; one end is called “Glass,” and Añwondo is at the other end.
The above incident was told me at Libreville by a very intelligent Mpongwe as having actually occurred in the Gabun region.
Alternatively, and by arrangement with France, the line could start from Libreville.The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914
Edwin A. Pratt
- the capital of Gabon, in the west on the estuary of the Gabon River: founded as a French trading post in 1843 and expanded with the settlement of freed slaves in 1848. Pop: 649 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in W central Africa, on the Atlantic: settled by the French in 1839; made part of the French Congo in 1888; became independent in 1960; almost wholly forested. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority; significant animist minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Libreville. Pop: 1 640 286 (2013 est). Area: 267 675 sq km (103 350 sq miles)Former English spelling: Gaboon
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