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Montreal

[mon-tree-awl, muhn-]
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noun
  1. a seaport in S Quebec, in E Canada, on an island (Montreal Island) in the St. Lawrence.
French Mont·ré·al [mawn-rey-al] /mɔ̃ reɪˈal/.
Related formsMont·re·al·er, noun
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  • When we reached Montreal we were confined in a gaol where we remained three weeks.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • At the police headquarters in Montreal various schemes were discussed.

  • Mr. Mercier obtained from the city of Montreal the loan of fifteen picked men.

  • The anger of the Bishop of Montreal was necessary to enable me to regain my good humour.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • The distance between Caughnanwaga and Montreal was five kilometres.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt


British Dictionary definitions for montreal

Montreal

noun
  1. a city and major port in central Canada, in S Quebec on Montreal Island at the junction of the Ottawa and St Lawrence Rivers. Pop: 1 039 534 (2001)French name: Montréal (mɔ̃real)
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Word Origin and History for montreal

Montreal

city in Canada, originally Ville Marie de Montréal, settled by the French 1642, named for the hill on which it was built, Mont Réal, in French literally "royal mount;" named 1534 by Jacques Cartier in honor of Francis I. Related: Montrealer.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

montreal in Culture

Montreal

City in southern Quebec province, Canada, on Montreal Island in the St. Lawrence River; a cultural, commercial, financial, and industrial center.

Note

Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, and the second-largest city in Canada, after Toronto.

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It lies at the foot of Mount Royal, for which it is named.
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