Novgorod

[ nov-guh-rod; Russian nawv-guh-ruht ]

noun
  1. a city in the Russian Federation in Europe, SE of St. Petersburg: a former capital of Russia.

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How to use Novgorod in a sentence

  • Formerly Makariew had the benefit of this concourse of traders, but since 1817 the fair had been removed to Nijni-Novgorod.

    Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne
  • Was she merely going to Nijni-Novgorod, or was the end of her travels beyond the eastern frontiers of the empire?

    Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne
  • However, being urged by the same instinct, they had left Nijni-Novgorod together.

    Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne

British Dictionary definitions for Novgorod

Novgorod

/ (Russian ˈnɔvɡərət) /


noun
  1. a city in NW Russia, on the Volkhov River; became a principality in 862 under Rurik, an event regarded as the founding of the Russian state; a major trading centre in the Middle Ages; destroyed by Ivan the Terrible in 1570. Pop: 215 000 (2005 est)

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