a kingdom in SW Europe. Including the Balearic and Canary islands, 194,988 sq. mi. (505,019 sq. km). Capital: Madrid.
- Spanish España.
- anti-Spain, adjective
- pro-Spain, adjective
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How to use Spain in a sentence
He also holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from The IE Business School in Spain, according to the Northzone website.Sources: Lightspeed is close to hiring a new London-based partner to put down further roots in Europe | Steve O'Hear | February 26, 2021 | TechCrunch
The company surpassed Spain’s Inditex, owner of Zara, to become the world’s most valuable clothing retailer, Nikkei reported.How Uniqlo became the world’s most valuable clothing company | Marc Bain | February 22, 2021 | Quartz
In 2014, Spain passed a law requiring Google to pay for aggregating news content in search results.Australia wants Facebook and Google to pay for news on their sites. Other countries think it’s a good idea too | Gerrit De Vynck | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
We found a clinic in Spain and to be honest it was a bit of a crazy time for us.
Two of his most classic compositions, “Spain” and “La Fiesta,” would come out of that era and impulse.Remembering Chick Corea, An Endlessly Inquisitive Jazz Pioneer | Andrew R. Chow | February 12, 2021 | Time
Meanwhile, the Netherlands and Spain opted for the "unedited" version.Sony Emails Show How the Studio Plans to Censor Kim Jong Un Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’ | William Boot | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But there were two designations that seemed anachronisms to me: -- Spain and the United Kingdom among the beer swillers.
Beer-swilling Britain and Spain now boast impressive varietals while America is challenging France with how much wine is consumed.
The locale was not Perugia, but Seville, in Spain, a country I have lived in and love.
The wine-producing countries of Spain, Italy, and France, suggest limits that are double and triple that of the U.S.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics | Gabrielle Glaser | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Spain he was regarded as the right arm of the ultra-clericals and a possible supporter of Carlism.
As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
However, on reaching Spain, the magic of the Emperor's personality soon restored the vigour and prestige of the French arms.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
General Lachambre, as the hero of Cavite, followed to receive the applause which was everywhere showered upon him in Spain.
His enemies persistently insinuated that he was really returning to Spain to support the clericals actively.
British Dictionary definitions for Spain
a kingdom of SW Europe, occupying the Iberian peninsula between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic: a leading European power in the 16th century, with many overseas possessions, esp in the New World; became a republic in 1931; under the fascist dictatorship of Franco following the Civil War (1936–39) until his death in 1975; a member of the European Union. It consists chiefly of a central plateau (the Meseta), with the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian Mountains in the north and the Sierra Nevada in the south. Official language: Castilian Spanish, with Catalan, Galician, and Basque official regional languages. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Madrid. Pop: 47 370 542 (2013 est). Area: 504 748 sq km (194 883 sq miles): Spanish name: España
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Cultural definitions for Spain
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Other Idioms and Phrases with Spain
see castles in the air (Spain).
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