- See under Budapest.
- a city in and the capital of Hungary, in the central part, on the Danube River: formed 1873 from two cities on the W bank of the Danube (Buda and Obuda) and one on the E bank (Pest).
Examples from the Web for buda
The journey to Buda was long, and it was several days before they arrived there.
Then the coachman whipped up his horses, and they set out for Buda.
Buda is not rich in the modern improvements which render Pesth so noticeable.
He married Buda's sister, who walked to Banting for instruction.Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak
Taking up the ring, they went their way, and shortly arrived at Buda.The Romany Rye
- Hinglish derogatory an old man
- the capital of Hungary, on the River Danube: formed in 1873 from the towns of Buda and Pest. Traditionally Buda, the old Magyar capital, was the administrative and Pest the trade centre: suffered severely in the Russian siege of 1945 and in the unsuccessful revolt against the Communist regime (1956). Pop: 1 719 342 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for buda
Hungarian capital, formed 1872 from merger of two cities on opposite shores of the Danube, Buda (probably from a word originally meaning "water") + Pest, a Hungarian word meaning "furnace, oven, cove," also in Slavic (cf. Russian pech'). Cf. Ofen, literally "oven," the old German name for the place.