- Also Mac·e·don [mas-i-don] /ˈmæs ɪˌdɒn/. an ancient kingdom in the Balkan Peninsula, in S Europe: now a region in N Greece, SW Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia.
- a republic in S Europe: formerly (1945–92) a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. 9928 sq. mi. (25,713 sq. km). Capital: Skopje.
Examples from the Web for macedonia
The corpse of a British man who died in Macedonia is being flown to Frankfurt for Ebola testing.Europe’s Hidden Ebola Cases
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 15, 2014
It wasn't until a 2002 trip back to Macedonia that Jasaroska, 37, delved into activism for Roma rights.American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back
December 22, 2013
Lois Labrianidis, an economic geographer at the University of Macedonia, says that Greece is now facing a brain drain.Greece's Youth in Crisis
November 22, 2011
And if Shefki Dulovi of Macedonia is any example, the kids do all right.Feds Bust Student Exchange Program
October 21, 2011
Our mother did not want to live in Macedonia, so we stayed in Elbasan.'Jews Are God's People Like Us'
Norman H. Gershman
February 21, 2009
He instances Archelaus, son of Perdiccas, the usurper of Macedonia.Gorgias
To lose Macedonia, therefore, is to forfeit the life-secret of nation.
For Serbs and Bulgars have always been hypnotized by Macedonia.
Meanwhile the revolt in Greek Macedonia seemed to be spreading.
We are a poverty-stricken lot, and no one to come over into Macedonia to help us.The Nebuly Coat
John Meade Falkner
- a country in SE Europe, comprising the NW half of ancient Macedon: it became part of the kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (subsequently Yugoslavia) in 1913; it declared independence in 1992, but Greece objected to the use of the historical name Macedonia; in 1993 it was recognized by the UN under its current official name. Official language: Macedonian. Religion: Christian majority, Muslim, nonreligious, and Jewish minorities. Currency: denar. Capital: Skopje. Pop: 2 087 171 (2013 est). Area: 25 713 sq km (10 028 sq miles)Serbian name: Makedonija Official name: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, FYROM
- an area of N Greece, comprising the regions of Macedonia Central, Macedonia West, and part of Macedonia East and ThraceModern Greek name: Makedhonia
- a district of SW Bulgaria, now occupied by Blagoevgrad province. Area: 6465 sq km (2496 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for macedonia
c. 1300, Macedone, from Latin Macedonius "Macedonian," from Greek Makedones "the Macedonians," literally "highlanders" or "the tall ones," related to makednos "long, tall," makros "long, large" (see macro-). French Macédoine "mixed cut fruit or vegetables" is early 19c., said to be a reference to the diversity of people in Alexander's empire.