- a province in E Canada. 594,860 sq. mi. (1,540,685 sq. km).
- a seaport in and the capital of this province, on the St. Lawrence: capital of New France from 1663 to 1759, when it was taken by the English; wartime conferences 1943, 1944.
- a word used in communications to represent the letter Q.
Examples from the Web for quebec
But outside of a few European countries and Quebec, this leave is usually two weeks or less and usually unpaid.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
Earlier this week, Martin Rouleau-Couture ran his car into two Canadian soldiers in Quebec, killing one and wounding another.Lone Wolves, Terrorist Runts, and the Stray Dogs of ISIS
October 24, 2014
Rouleau-Couture and Zehaf-Bibeau were both reportedly born in Canada and lived in Quebec before recently converting to Islam.
But he appears to have been a 32-year-old native of Quebec with a history of legal troubles that predate his radicalization.
“The same way France, Denmark, and Quebec do it: by legislating an official language,” Avishai explained.J Street Debates How Israel Can Be Both Jewish and Democratic
September 30, 2013
Now, the Government of Quebec is neither a naval nor a military power.
Party journalism in the Province of Quebec is peculiarly bitter and mendacious.
Then your friends are not waiting for you at Quebec this time, and you can stay a day or two with us.One Day's Courtship
Sir, a messenger this moment from Quebec waits to be admitted.
He was interred in Quebec, with ev'ry possible mark of distinction.
- a province of E Canada: the largest Canadian province; a French colony from 1608 to 1763, when it passed to Britain; lying mostly on the Canadian Shield, it has vast areas of forest and extensive tundra and is populated mostly in the plain around the St Lawrence River. Capital: Quebec. Pop: 7 542 760 (2004 est). Area: 1 540 680 sq km (594 860 sq miles)Abbreviation: PQ
- a port in E Canada, capital of the province of Quebec, situated on the St Lawrence River: founded in 1608 by Champlain; scene of the battle of the Plains of Abraham (1759), by which the British won Canada from the French. Pop: 169 076 (2001)
- communications a code word for the letter q
Word Origin and History for quebec
Canadian French province, from Micmac (Algonquian) /kepe:k/ "strait, narrows." Related: Quebecois (n. and adj.), from French Québecois.
Province in eastern Canada, bordered to the east by Newfoundland, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean); to the southeast by New Brunswick and several states of the United States; to the southwest by Ontario; to the west by Ontario and Hudson Bay; and to the north by islands of the Northwest Territories. Its capital is Quebec City, and its largest city is Montreal.