- a republic in S North America. 761,530 sq. mi. (1,972,363 sq. km). Capital: Mexico City.
- a state in central Mexico. 8268 sq. mi. (21,415 sq. km). Capital: Toluca.
- Gulf of, Mexican Gol·fo de Mé·xi·co [gawl-faw th e me-hee-kaw] /ˈgɔl fɔ ðɛ ˈmɛ hiˌkɔ/. an arm of the Atlantic surrounded by the U.S., Cuba, and Mexico. 700,000 sq. mi. (1,813,000 sq. km); greatest depth 12,714 feet (3875 meters).
- a town in NE Missouri.
- a city in and the capital of Mexico, in the central part. About 7400 feet (2255 meters) above sea level.
Examples from the Web for mexico
Contemporary Examples of mexico
There is a long history of official anti-clericalism in Mexico, but the atmosphere in Tierra Caliente goes far beyond that.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
While this deferred action is controversial in the United States, in Mexico, what Obama did is universally popular.
In fact, Mexico buys and sells more US goods than any other country on the planet except for Canada.
This is the Mexico that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and most major U.S. corporations, are eager to call amigo.
This is the Mexico that U.S. college students would be wise to steer clear of on spring break.
Historical Examples of mexico
Borrowed it of an artist who's wintering in Mexico; cheap; just as it stands.The Bacillus of Beauty
Some of them landed in Mexico and marched north into your country.The Trail Book
It was quite evident that Mrs. Tremain had all the superstition of Mexico.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
It was therefore necessary to dispatch a courier to Mexico, and to wait his return.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
The other day my papa went down to Mexico, and I went with him.
- a republic in North America, on the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific: early Mexican history includes the Maya, Toltec, and Aztec civilizations; conquered by the Spanish between 1519 and 1525 and achieved independence in 1821; lost Texas to the US in 1836 and California and New Mexico in 1848. It is generally mountainous with three ranges of the Sierra Madre (east, west, and south) and a large central plateau. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Mexico City. Pop: 116 220 947 (2013 est). Area: 1 967 183 sq km (761 530 sq miles)Official name: United Mexican States Spanish name: Méjico
- a state of Mexico, on the central plateau surrounding Mexico City, which is not administratively part of the state. Capital: Toluca. Pop: 13 096 686 (2000). Area: 21 460 sq km (8287 sq miles)
- Gulf of Mexico an arm of the Atlantic, bordered by the US, Cuba, and Mexico: linked with the Atlantic by the Straits of Florida and with the Caribbean by the Yucatán Channel. Area: about 1 600 000 sq km (618 000 sq miles)
- the capital of Mexico, on the central plateau at an altitude of 2240 m (7350 ft): founded as the Aztec capital (Tenochtitlán) in about 1300; conquered and rebuilt by the Spanish in 1521; forms, with its suburbs, the federal district of Mexico; the largest industrial complex in the country. Pop: 19 013 000 (2005 est)
Word Origin and History for mexico
from Spanish, from Nahuatl (Aztecan) mexihco, the name of the ancient Aztec capital.
The etymology of this is opaque. Because of the difference in vowel length, it cannot be derived from ME-TL 'maguey.' The sequence XIH also differs in vowel length from XIC-TLI 'navel,' which has been proposed as a component element. The final element is locative -C(O). [Kartunnen]
Capital of Mexico and largest city in the country, located in central Mexico; the country's political, cultural, commercial, and industrial center.