• synonyms


[boo-duh; Hungarian boo-do]
  1. See under Budapest.
Show More


[boo-duh-pest, boo-duh-pest; Hungarian boo-do-pesht]
  1. 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).
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for buda

Historical Examples

  • Then the coachman whipped up his horses, and they set out for Buda.

    The Crimson Fairy Book


  • The journey to Buda was long, and it was several days before they arrived there.

  • Buda is not rich in the modern improvements which render Pesth so noticeable.

  • He married Buda's sister, who walked to Banting for instruction.

  • Taking up the ring, they went their way, and shortly arrived at Buda.

    The Romany Rye

    George Borrow

British Dictionary definitions for buda


  1. Hinglish derogatory an old man
Show More

Word Origin

C21: Hindi


  1. 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)
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

buda in Culture


[(booh-duh-pest, booh-duh-pesht)]

Capital of Hungary and largest city in the country, located in north-central Hungary on both banks of the Danube River; the industrial, cultural, and transportation center of Hungary.

Show More
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.