Budapest

[ boo-duh-pest, boo-duh-pest; Hungarian boo-do-pesht ]
/ ˈbu dəˌpɛst, ˌbu dəˈpɛst; Hungarian ˈbʊ dɒˌpɛʃt /

noun

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).

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Hungary

[ huhng-guh-ree ]
/ ˈhʌŋ gə ri /

noun

a republic in central Europe. 35,926 sq. mi. (93,050 sq. km). Capital: Budapest.
Hungarian Magyarország.

Can be confused

Hungary hungry (see synonym study at hungry)
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British Dictionary definitions for budapest (1 of 2)

Budapest

/ (ˌbjuːdəˈpɛst, Hungarian ˈbudɔpɛʃt) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for budapest (2 of 2)

Hungary

/ (ˈhʌŋɡərɪ) /

noun

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
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Culture definitions for budapest (1 of 2)

Budapest

[ (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.

Culture definitions for budapest (2 of 2)

Hungary


Republic in central Europe, bordered by the former Czechoslovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east and south, Yugoslavia and Croatia to the south, and Slovenia and Austria to the west. Its capital and largest city is Budapest.

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Hungary is a former Eastern Bloc country.

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The Austro-Hungarian Empire, in which Austria and Hungary were equal partners, was established in 1867 and collapsed in World War I.

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Soviet troops invaded Hungary in 1956 to put down a revolution against the communist government.

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Hungary held multiparty free elections in October 1990, ending forty-two years of communist rule. In 1999, it joined NATO.
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