Prague

[ prahg ]
/ prɑg /

noun

a city in and the capital of the Czech Republic, in the western central part, on the Vltava: formerly capital of Czechoslovakia.

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Czech Pra·ha [prah-hah]. /ˈprɑ hɑ/. German Prag [prahk] /prɑk/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for Prague

Prague
/ (prɑːɡ) /

noun

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
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Cultural definitions for Prague

Prague
[ (prahg) ]

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.

notes for Prague

From the fourteenth to the early seventeenth centuries, the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire resided at Prague as well as at Vienna.

notes for Prague

In 1968, Prague was the center of Czech resistance to invasion by the Soviet Union.
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