a kingdom in northern Europe, in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 173,732 sq. mi. (449,964 sq. km). Capital: Stockholm.
- Swedish Sve·ri·ge [sve-ree-ye] /ˈsvɛ ri yɛ/ .
- anti-Sweden, adjective
- pro-Sweden, adjective
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How to use Sweden in a sentence
Klarna, based in Sweden, is said to be considering a direct listing.As BNPL startups raise, a look at Klarna, Affirm and Afterpay earnings | Alex Wilhelm | February 26, 2021 | TechCrunch
Some environmental groups and geoengineering critics are calling on government officials in Sweden, where the first SCoPEx flight would launch, and the heads of the Swedish Space Corporation, which would manage them, to oppose the experiments.A first-of-its-kind geoengineering experiment is about to take its first step | Emily Luong | February 19, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Areas that are benefitting include digital health and remote work for obvious reasons, but given Sweden’s strength in fintech and gaming, those sectors are both well positioned to thrive.8 investors discuss Stockholm’s maturing startup ecosystem | Mike Butcher | February 19, 2021 | TechCrunch
Currently, the Spitfire roster and coaching staff are all remote, playing everywhere from the United States to Sweden.The OWL’s London Spitfire are hoping to go big by going home | Teddy Amenabar | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
There was ample evidence from the spring, in Sweden and elsewhere, of what could be expected in the autumn and winter if the policy was not changed and these are the consequences.As deaths surge, Sweden reverses its light touch approach to contain rising infections | Katherine Dunn | January 13, 2021 | Fortune
In Sweden parents can use those days up until the child turns 12.
Yung Lean was born Jonatan Leandoer Håstad in Belarus, before moving to Sweden at the age of 3.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’ | Marlow Stern | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
We have also seen countries like Sweden recognize Palestine as a state.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead | Dean Obeidallah | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rights activists like Boledi, the Iranian Baluch dissident living in Sweden, harbor some of the same concerns.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Boledi, who lives in Sweden, laughs heartily when I call him to ask about his connections to Jundullah.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sweden excluded British goods, conformably to the continental system established by Bonaparte.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
It was of course obvious that France, the traditional ally of Sweden, dominated Europe.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It is well known in Sweden that when a pine forest is felled, a growth, not of pine but of birch, immediately springs up.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
It beats what Mrs. Case told us about ski 127 running in Sweden, cried Jess, who was delighted with the experience.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Sigrid was now a widow and to her pertained many great manors in Sweden.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
British Dictionary definitions for Sweden
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
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Cultural definitions for Sweden
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