[ duhn-dee, duhn-dee ]

  1. a seaport in E Scotland, on the Firth of Tay: administrative center of the Tayside.

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How to use Dundee in a sentence

  • Not since Crocodile Dundee graced our movie screens has a man from down under turned our world so upside down.

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  • Its full name means "the fort on the water," just as Dundee (from Dun-tatha) probably meant "the fort on the Tay."

    Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
  • The same day word was received of the enemy's approach to Dundee.

    Story of the War in South Africa | Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.
  • With an oath, Dundee used his skeleton key to release the Yale lock with which the front door was equipped.

    Murder at Bridge | Anne Austin
  • Dundee asked, and was instantly sorry he had reminded his former chief of the collapse of his cherished and satisfying theory.

    Murder at Bridge | Anne Austin

British Dictionary definitions for Dundee (1 of 2)


/ (dʌnˈdiː) /

  1. a port in E Scotland, in City of Dundee council area, on the Firth of Tay: centre of the former British jute industry; university (1967). Pop: 154 674 (2001)

  2. City of Dundee a council area in E Scotland. Pop: 143 090 (2003 est). Area: 65 sq km (25 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for Dundee (2 of 2)


/ (dʌnˈdiː) /

  1. 1st Viscount, title of John Graham of Claverhouse. ?1649–89, Scottish Jacobite leader, who died from his wounds after winning the battle of Killiecrankie

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