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  1. Turkish name of Skoplje.


  1. a city in and the capital of Macedonia, in N part.
Serbo-Croatian Skop·lje [skawp-lye] /ˈskɔp lyɛ/.Turkish Usküb, Usküp.
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Examples from the Web for uskub

Historical Examples

  • We reached Uskub at dusk, found a hotel, and went out to dine.

    The Luck of Thirteen

    Jan Gordon

  • In Uskub is concentrated the whole problem of the Balkans and of Macedonia.

  • News came of the fall of Uskub, and that Lady Paget had been captured with all her staff.

  • "It is exceedingly unlikely that Uskub can fall," said the other.

  • These must have been the regiments I saw coming along when I was staying at Uskub.

British Dictionary definitions for uskub


  1. the Turkish name (1392–1913) for Skopje


  1. the capital of (the Former Yugoslav Republic of) Macedonia, on the Vardar River: became capital of Serbia in 1346 and of Macedonia in 1945; suffered a severe earthquake in 1963; university (1949). Pop: 449 000 (2005 est)Serbian name: Skoplje (ˈskɔpljɛ) Turkish name (1392–1913): Üsküb
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