[ mas-i-doh-nee-uhn ]


  1. a native or inhabitant of Macedonia.
  2. a Slavic language of modern Macedonia.
  3. an extinct language of ancient Macedonia, an Indo-European language of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European language family.


  1. of or relating to Macedonia, its inhabitants, or their language.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Macedonian1

First recorded in 1550–60; Macedoni(a) + -an

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Example Sentences

Greece has high hopes that the giant tomb now being excavated at Amphipolis contains one of these ancient Macedonian leaders.

The Macedonian empire quickly cracked up, however, leaving behind multiple successor states under Greek-speaking royal families.

Macedonian authorities have lodged an official complaint to the European Union, but the practice continues.

Above Anchiale is situated Cyinda a fortress, where the Macedonian kings formerly kept their treasure.

It is clear that both the Macedonian conquerors deemed Demosthenes their (p. 050) most powerful foe.

Their king Cothelas undertook to supply Philip with soldiers, and his daughter became the wife of the Macedonian.

Alexander the Great, before transporting his forces into Asia, decided to make his power felt by the Macedonian dependencies.

The next evening ships were seen near shore, and Decatur ordered the frigate Macedonian and two brigs to overhaul them.