- Jack,1876–1916, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
- a metropolis in SE England, on the Thames: capital of the United Kingdom.
- City of, an old city in the central part of the former county of London: the ancient nucleus of the modern metropolis. 1 sq. mi. (3 sq. km).
- County of, a former administrative county comprising the City of London and 28 metropolitan boroughs, now part of Greater London.
- Greater. Also Greater London Council. an urban area comprising the city of London and 32 metropolitan boroughs. 609 sq. mi. (1575 sq. km).
- a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada.
- a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801–1922. 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Capital: London. Abbreviation: U.K.
- the largest division of the United Kingdom, constituting, with Scotland and Wales, the island of Great Britain. 50,327 sq. mi. (130,347 sq. km) Capital: London.
Examples from the Web for london
I had been studying abroad in London, and came back to finish the semester at Tufts.Everyone at This Dinner Party Has Lost Someone
January 6, 2015
Sales are best in Asia, London, the Middle East, and Russia.Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink
December 29, 2014
Before his writing days, London used the Oakland establishment to conduct his studies.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
The next day, after driving to Putney on the outskirts of London, we start the end of our journey.Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
Dickens grew up in a London where child labor was ruthlessly exploited.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
London for the stranger has a steady-going, hearty hospitality.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
“Well crowed, my young London gamebirds,” returned Fulford, coolly.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
He had travelled, and had been a merchant's clerk in Paris and London.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
In London alone it was said there was a birth every five minutes.Explorations in Australia
I should say we have richer people in our connexion than in any about London.
- the capital of the United Kingdom, a port in S England on the River Thames near its estuary on the North Sea: consists of the City (the financial quarter), the West End (the entertainment and major shopping centre), the East End (the industrial and former dock area), and extensive suburbsLatin name: Londinium See also City
- Greater London the administrative area of London, consisting of the City of London and 32 boroughs (13 Inner London boroughs and 19 Outer London boroughs): formed in 1965 from the City, parts of Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire, and almost all of Middlesex, and abolished for administrative purposes in 1996: a Mayor of London and a new London Assembly took office in 2000. Pop: 7 387 900 (2003 est). Area: 1579 sq km (610 sq miles)
- a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario on the Thames River: University of Western Ontario (1878). Pop: 337 318 (2001)
- it's London to a brick Australian and NZ slang it is certain
- Jack, full name John Griffith London. 1876–1916, US novelist, short-story writer, and adventurer. His works include Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea Wolf (1904), The Iron Heel (1907), and the semiautobiographical John Barleycorn (1913)
- the largest division of Great Britain, bordering on Scotland and Wales: unified in the mid-tenth century and conquered by the Normans in 1066; united with Wales in 1536 and Scotland in 1707; monarchy overthrown in 1649 but restored in 1660. Capital: London. Pop: 49 855 700 (2003 est). Area: 130 439 sq km (50 352 sq miles)See United Kingdom, Great Britain
- a kingdom of NW Europe, consisting chiefly of the island of Great Britain together with Northern Ireland: became the world's leading colonial power in the 18th century; the first country to undergo the Industrial Revolution. It became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1921, after the rest of Ireland became autonomous as the Irish Free State. Primarily it is a trading nation, the chief exports being manufactured goods; joined the Common Market (now the European Union) in January 1973. Official language: English; Gaelic, Welsh, and other minority languages. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: pound sterling. Capital: London. Pop: 63 395 574 (2013 est). Area: 244 110 sq km (94 251 sq miles)Abbreviation: UK See also Great Britain
Word Origin and History for london
chief city and capital of England, Latin Londinium (c.115), often explained as "place belonging to a man named Londinos," a supposed Celtic personal name meaning "the wild one," "but this etymology is rejected in an emphatic footnote in Jackson 1953 (p.308), and we have as yet nothing to put in its place" [Margaret Gelling, "Signposts to the Past: Place-Names and the History of England," Chichester, 1978]. London Bridge the children's singing game is attested from 1827. London broil "large flank steak broiled then cut in thin slices" attested by 1939, American English; London fog first attested 1830.
attested from 1737.
Old English Engla land, literally "the land of the Angles" (see English (n.1)), used alongside Angelcynn "the English race," which, with other forms, shows Anglo-Saxon persistence in thinking in terms of tribes before place. By late Old English times both words had come to be used with a clear sense of place; a Dane, Canute, is first to call himself "King of England." The loss of one of the duplicate syllables is a case of haplology.
One of the countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester are in England.