- 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).
- a republic in central Europe. 35,926 sq. mi. (93,050 sq. km). Capital: Budapest.
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Political or not, shown in New York or Budapest, it is a worthy achievement composed with taste and subtlety.
If ever there was a time for a show like “Letters to Afar” to be shown in Budapest, it is now.
The Budapest document makes sense historically only as a quid pro quo agreement resting upon American credibility to act.
The United States cannot simply walk away from the plain meaning of the Budapest Memorandum and leave Ukraine in the lurch.
Was the Grand Budapest Hotel itself the first thing you had to design?The Look of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
March 7, 2014
Budapest is the great focal point of Hungarian railways and commerce.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
Mrs. Gerard has just returned from a week in Budapest with her sister.Face to Face with Kaiserism
James W. Gerard
And then scratching his head, "Yes, it must have been of Hungary, for they spoke of Budapest——"The Secret Witness
About how far do you think weve come since leaving Budapest, Jack?
We hired it from a man in a town part-way between Vienna and Budapest.
- 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)
- a republic in central Europe: Magyars first unified under Saint Stephen, the first Hungarian king (1001–38); taken by the Hapsburgs from the Turks at the end of the 17th century; gained autonomy with the establishment of the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary (1867) and became a republic in 1918; passed under Communist control in 1949; a popular rising in 1956 was suppressed by Soviet troops; a multi-party democracy replaced Communism in 1989 after mass protests; joined the EU in 2004. It consists chiefly of the Middle Danube basin and plains. Official language: Hungarian. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: forint. Capital: Budapest Pop: 9 939 470 (2013 est). Area: 93 030 sq km (35 919 sq miles)Hungarian name: Magyarország
Word Origin and History for budapest
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.
mid-15c., probably literally "land of the Huns," who ruled a vast territory from there under Attila in the Dark Ages; from Medieval Latin Hungaria, from Medieval Greek Oungroi, the name applied to the people whose name for themselves we transliterate as Magyars. Also related are French Hongrie, German Ungarn, Russian Vengriya, Ukr. Ugorshchina, but the Turkish name for the country, Macaristan, reflects the indigenous name.