- a city in and the capital of the Czech Republic, in the W central part, on the Vltava: formerly capital of Czechoslovakia.
- a former republic in central Europe: formed after World War I; comprised Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia, and part of Silesia: a federal republic 1968–92. 49,383 sq. mi. (127,903 sq. km). Capital: Prague.Formerly Czech and Slovak Federative Republic; (1990–92),Also called Czech·o·slo·vak So·ialist Repub·lic (1948–89).
- a republic in central Europe: includes the regions of Bohemia, Moravia, and part of Silesia; formerly part of Czechoslovakia; independent since 1993. 30,449 sq. mi. (78,864 sq. km). Capital: Prague.
Examples from the Web for prague
In the afternoon, about a thousand people marched in protest through the largest Prague square, with police nowhere in sight.
Havel, back in Prague on the night the East Germans left, was walking home through the Malá Strana district.
There was Petr Miller, a forgeman from the Prague ČKD plant.
They would travel by train, and the trains would pass through Dresden, the East German city closest to Prague.How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin
November 9, 2014
It had opened in Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Prague, London.When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth
November 9, 2014
At Prague it was extracted, but, being barbed, it tore the eye out with it.Fox's Book of Martyrs
No guide-book ever can initiate you into the atmosphere of a city like Prague.
To account for this I will draw a comparison all my own between Prague and Paris.
And seen from my terrace, Prague under snow is very beautiful.
However, this is vieux jeu, and has nothing to do with Prague.
- the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, on the Vltava River: a rich commercial centre during the Middle Ages; site of Charles University (1348) and a technical university (1707); scene of defenestrations (1419 and 1618) that contributed to the outbreak of the Hussite Wars and the Thirty Years' War respectively. Pop: 1 164 000 (2005 est)Czech name: Praha
- a country in central Europe; formed part of Czechoslovakia until 1993; mostly wooded, with lowlands surrounding the River Morava, rising to the Bohemian plateau in the W and to highlands in the N; joined the EU in 2004. Language: Czech. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: koruna. Capital Prague. Pop: 10 162 921 (2013 est). Area: 78 864 sq km (30 450 sq miles)
- a former republic in central Europe: formed after the defeat of Austria-Hungary (1918) as a nation of Czechs in Bohemia and Moravia and Slovaks in Slovakia; occupied by Germany from 1939 until its liberation by the Soviet Union in 1945; became a people's republic under the Communists in 1948; invaded by Warsaw Pact troops in 1968, ending Dubček's attempt to liberalize communism; in 1989 popular unrest led to the resignation of the politburo and the formation of a non-Communist government. It consisted of two federal republics, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which separated in 1993Czech name: Československo See also Czech Republic, Slovakia
Word Origin and History for prague
capital of the Czech Republic, Czech Praha, perhaps from an ancient Slavic word related to Czech pražiti, a term for woodland cleared by burning. Popular etymology is from Czech prah "threshold." Related: Praguean; Praguian.
Capital of The Czech Republic, situated on both banks of the Vltava River; the republic's largest city, as well as its most important industrial city; a leading European industrial and commercial center.