- a city in and the capital of Spain, in the central part.
- a kingdom in SW Europe. Including the Balearic and Canary islands, 194,988 sq. mi. (505,019 sq. km). Capital: Madrid.
Examples from the Web for madrid
Prado was the first name I recognized here since I used to live a few blocks from the Prado museum in Madrid when I was 20.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Other Western cities have been attacked as well, including Madrid, London, Brussels and Ottawa.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea
November 9, 2014
The body will be incinerated at a medical waste plant in Madrid.The Dog is Dead—And We’ll Never Know if He Had Ebola
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 9, 2014
A 44-year-old Spanish nurse from Madrid is the first person known to contract the deadly Ebola virus outside of Africa.
Father Viejo died in the Madrid hospital on September 25, just four days after being repatriated to Spain.
To Madrid, then, I hastened, on the pretence of demanding promotion.Calderon The Courtier
I spent a fortnight in Madrid, and was made a great deal of and generally feted.My Double Life
He replied to me, saying that I should have it before I arrived at Madrid.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
The convent was situated in the most populous part of Madrid.Roman Catholicism in Spain
They turned and saw Madrid cut out of darkness against the starlight.Rosinante to the Road Again
John Dos Passos
- the capital of Spain, situated centrally in New Castile: the highest European capital, at an altitude of about 700 m (2300 ft); a Moorish fortress in the 10th century, captured by Castile in 1083 and made capital of Spain in 1561; university (1836). Pop: 3 092 759 (2003 est)
- a kingdom of SW Europe, occupying the Iberian peninsula between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic: a leading European power in the 16th century, with many overseas possessions, esp in the New World; became a republic in 1931; under the fascist dictatorship of Franco following the Civil War (1936–39) until his death in 1975; a member of the European Union. It consists chiefly of a central plateau (the Meseta), with the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian Mountains in the north and the Sierra Nevada in the south. Official language: Castilian Spanish, with Catalan, Galician, and Basque official regional languages. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Madrid. Pop: 47 370 542 (2013 est). Area: 504 748 sq km (194 883 sq miles)Spanish name: España
Word Origin and History for madrid
Spanish capital, of unknown origin; first attested 932 as Majerit. Adjectival form is Madrilenian. Noun meaning "person or thing from Madrid" is Madrileño, Madrileña.
c.1200, from Anglo-French Espayne, from Late Latin Spania, from Latin Hispania (see Spaniard). The usual Old English form was Ispania.
Capital of Spain and largest city in the country, located in the center of Spain.