1. an ancient region of varying extent in the E part of the Balkan Peninsula: later a Roman province; now in Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece.
  2. a modern region corresponding to the S part of the Roman province: now divided between Greece (Western Thrace) and Turkey (Eastern Thrace). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of thrace

Historical Examples of thrace

  • As soon would I league myself with the Odomantians of Thrace!


    Lydia Maria Child

  • They had known what to expect from such a general, since the day when they sailed for Thrace.

  • In the land of Thrace there lived, years ago, one who was called Orpheus.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • The Dionysia, which were brought from Thrace to Thebes, and were very similar to the former.

  • Here is buried a pilgrim from Thrace, whose name is known only to God.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

    Rodolfo Lanciani

British Dictionary definitions for thrace


  1. an ancient country in the E Balkan Peninsula: successively under the Persians, Macedonians, and Romans
  2. a region of SE Europe, corresponding to the S part of the ancient country: divided by the Maritsa River into Western Thrace (Greece) and Eastern Thrace (Turkey)
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