- the chief seaport in and the capital of Sweden, in the SE part.
- a kingdom in N Europe, in the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 173,732 sq. mi. (449,964 sq. km). Capital: Stockholm.
Examples from the Web for stockholm
It had opened in Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Prague, London.When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth
November 9, 2014
So much for the Stockholm syndrome the GOP House leadership insists represents political reality.Border Kids Crisis—Impotent Congress
July 10, 2014
Sweden was the first European country to inaugurate a dedicated LGBT retirement facility, which was opened in Stockholm in 2013.Spain Is Getting Its First LGBT Retirement Center
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 20, 2014
“People are now planting bombs in the tramways of Algiers,” he said in 1957, when he was in Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize.Why Albert Camus Remains Controversial
October 20, 2013
Janine di Giovanni visits Stockholm and attempts to understand why.The Ugly Side of Sweden
Janine di Giovanni
July 17, 2013
For two years more Christina remained in the palace at Stockholm.Biographical Stories
He himself told me the story in Stockholm and authorized me to make it known.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
These, too, are preserved in the Royal Archives at Stockholm.
But he confessed that he was growing homesick, and Stockholm must remain unvisited.Diderot and the Encyclopdists
Here they remained three weeks, and then escaped by boat to Stockholm.
- the capital of Sweden, a port in the E central part at the outflow of Lake Mälaren into the Baltic: situated partly on the mainland and partly on islands; traditionally founded about 1250; university (1877). Pop: 765 582 (2004 est)
- a kingdom in NW Europe, occupying the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic: first united during the Viking period (8th–11th centuries); a member of the European Union. About 50 per cent of the total area is forest and 9 per cent lakes. Exports include timber, pulp, paper, iron ore, and steel. Official language: Swedish. Official religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran). Currency: krona. Capital: Stockholm. Pop: 9 119 423 (2013 est). Area: 449 793 sq km (173 665 sq miles)Swedish name: Sverige
Word Origin and History for stockholm
c.1600, originally in Scottish (Swethin, Swadne, etc.), from Middle Dutch Sweden, probably a dative plural of Swede (earlier in English Sweden was used of the people and Swedeland of the country). In Old English, the country was Sweoland or Sweorice (cf. Old Norse sviariki, source of Swedish Sverige). Ultimately named for the original inhabitants (see Swede).