London

[ luhn-duh n ]
/ ˈlʌn dən /

noun

Jack,1876–1916, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
a metropolis in SE England, on the Thames: capital of the United Kingdom.
City of, an old city in the central part of the former county of London: the ancient nucleus of the modern metropolis. 1 sq. mi. (3 sq. km).
County of, a former administrative county comprising the City of London and 28 metropolitan boroughs, now part of Greater London.
Greater. Also Greater London Council. an urban area comprising the city of London and 32 metropolitan boroughs. 609 sq. mi. (1575 sq. km).
a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada.

Definition for london (2 of 3)

United Kingdom

noun

a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801–1922. 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Capital: London. Abbreviation: U.K.
Official name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Definition for london (3 of 3)

England
[ ing-gluh nd or, often, -luh nd ]
/ ˈɪŋ glənd or, often, -lənd /

noun

the largest division of the United Kingdom, constituting, with Scotland and Wales, the island of Great Britain. 50,327 sq. mi. (130,347 sq. km) Capital: London.
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British Dictionary definitions for london (1 of 4)

London1
/ (ˈlʌndən) /

noun

the capital of the United Kingdom, a port in S England on the River Thames near its estuary on the North Sea: consists of the City (the financial quarter), the West End (the entertainment and major shopping centre), the East End (the industrial and former dock area), and extensive suburbsLatin name: Londinium See also City
Greater London the administrative area of London, consisting of the City of London and 32 boroughs (13 Inner London boroughs and 19 Outer London boroughs): formed in 1965 from the City, parts of Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire, and almost all of Middlesex, and abolished for administrative purposes in 1996: a Mayor of London and a new London Assembly took office in 2000. Pop: 7 387 900 (2003 est). Area: 1579 sq km (610 sq miles)
a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario on the Thames River: University of Western Ontario (1878). Pop: 337 318 (2001)
it's London to a brick Australian and NZ slang it is certain

British Dictionary definitions for london (2 of 4)

London2
/ (ˈlʌndən) /

noun

Jack, full name John Griffith London. 1876–1916, US novelist, short-story writer, and adventurer. His works include Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea Wolf (1904), The Iron Heel (1907), and the semiautobiographical John Barleycorn (1913)

British Dictionary definitions for london (3 of 4)

England
/ (ˈɪŋɡlənd) /

noun

the largest division of Great Britain, bordering on Scotland and Wales: unified in the mid-tenth century and conquered by the Normans in 1066; united with Wales in 1536 and Scotland in 1707; monarchy overthrown in 1649 but restored in 1660. Capital: London. Pop: 49 855 700 (2003 est). Area: 130 439 sq km (50 352 sq miles)See United Kingdom, Great Britain

British Dictionary definitions for london (4 of 4)

United Kingdom

noun

a kingdom of NW Europe, consisting chiefly of the island of Great Britain together with Northern Ireland: became the world's leading colonial power in the 18th century; the first country to undergo the Industrial Revolution. It became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1921, after the rest of Ireland became autonomous as the Irish Free State. Primarily it is a trading nation, the chief exports being manufactured goods; joined the Common Market (now the European Union) in January 1973. Official language: English; Gaelic, Welsh, and other minority languages. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: pound sterling. Capital: London. Pop: 63 395 574 (2013 est). Area: 244 110 sq km (94 251 sq miles)Abbreviation: UK See also Great Britain
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Cultural definitions for london (1 of 3)

London

Capital of Britain, located in southeastern England on both sides of the Thames River; officially called Greater London; a financial, commercial, industrial, and cultural center and one of the world's greatest ports.

notes for London

Many buildings of central London were destroyed or damaged in air raids, called the Blitz (short for blitzkrieg), during World War II.

notes for London

London is the home of Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Tower of London, and the University of London.

Cultural definitions for london (2 of 3)

United Kingdom

Part of the official name of the British nation; the full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It includes England, Scotland, Wales, and six counties of Ireland, ruled by the king or queen of England, and represented in the nation's parliament.

Cultural definitions for london (3 of 3)

England

One of the countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester are in England.

notes for England

The king or queen of England is the king or queen of the United Kingdom.

notes for England

The name England is often used to refer to all of Great Britain.
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