Montreal

[ mon-tree-awl, muhn- ]
/ ˌmɒn triˈɔl, ˌmʌn- /
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noun

a seaport in S Quebec, in E Canada, on an island (Montreal Island) in the St. Lawrence.

French Mont·ré·al [mawn-rey-al] /mɔ̃ reɪˈal/.

Related formsMont·re·al·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for montreal

Montreal

/ (ˌmɒntrɪˈɔːl) /

noun

a city and major port in central Canada, in S Quebec on Montreal Island at the junction of the Ottawa and St Lawrence Rivers. Pop: 1 039 534 (2001)French name: Montréal (mɔ̃real)
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Word Origin and History for montreal

Montreal

city in Canada, originally Ville Marie de Montréal, settled by the French 1642, named for the hill on which it was built, Mont Réal, in French literally "royal mount;" named 1534 by Jacques Cartier in honor of Francis I. Related: Montrealer.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for montreal

Montreal

City in southern Quebec province, Canada, on Montreal Island in the St. Lawrence River; a cultural, commercial, financial, and industrial center.

Note

Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, and the second-largest city in Canada, after Toronto.

Note

It lies at the foot of Mount Royal, for which it is named.

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