[ muhs-kuh-vee ]

  1. Also called Grand Duchy of Muscovy. a principality founded c1271 and centered on the ancient city of Moscow. Its rulers gradually gained control over the neighboring Great Russian principalities and established the Russian Empire under the czars.

  2. Archaic. Moscow.

  1. Archaic. Russia.

Words Nearby Muscovy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Muscovy in a sentence

  • She dropped on her knees before the Prince of Muscovy and clasped her hands in supplication.

    Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett

British Dictionary definitions for Muscovy


/ (ˈmʌskəvɪ) /

  1. a Russian principality (13th to 16th centuries), of which Moscow was the capital

  2. an archaic name for Russia, Moscow

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