- a kingdom in SW Europe. Including the Balearic and Canary islands, 194,988 sq. mi. (505,019 sq. km). Capital: Madrid.
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Examples from the Web for spain
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But there were two designations that seemed anachronisms to me: -- Spain and the United Kingdom among the beer swillers.
Beer-swilling Britain and Spain now boast impressive varietals while America is challenging France with how much wine is consumed.
The locale was not Perugia, but Seville, in Spain, a country I have lived in and love.Amanda Knox: A Mother’s Obsession
November 26, 2014
The wine-producing countries of Spain, Italy, and France, suggest limits that are double and triple that of the U.S.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics
November 25, 2014
But in Spain, the dollar goes as far as the pound in England.
And now, Tiphaine, tell us what will come of this war in Spain.
I had thought that you were in Spain with the valiant Henry of Trastamare.
But if he trended to the south he might reach Spain and the Barbary States.
To a gentle loose, and the King of Spain for a mark at fourteen score!
- 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
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Word Origin and History for spain
c.1200, from Anglo-French Espayne, from Late Latin Spania, from Latin Hispania (see Spaniard). The usual Old English form was Ispania.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Under King Juan Carlos, Spain has established a political democracy and has been integrated into the European community.
Bullfighting is a popular spectator sport in Spain.
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Idioms and Phrases with spain
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