- a city in and the capital of Haute-Garonne, in S France, on the Garonne River.
- a department in S France. 2458 sq. mi. (6365 sq. km). Capital: Toulouse.
- a former province in S France. Capital: Toulouse.
Examples from the Web for toulouse
They came from the poor suburban neighborhoods around Paris and Toulouse in France and had backgrounds of petty criminality.Seduced by War, Europeans Join the Fight in Syria
Nadette De Visser
June 11, 2013
Nevertheless, there are signs the Scooter Killer's impact is still being felt, in Toulouse and well beyond.
In the end, the Toulouse killings never did invert head-to-head polling favoring François Hollande before the affair.
Last week an orthodox Jewish teenager was attacked on a Lyon-bound train out of Toulouse.
In a single speech at another rally in Toulouse last weekend, Sarkozy used the word “border” 80 times.Against All Odds, Can Sarkozy Pull Out an Election Win vs. Hollande?
May 4, 2012
"It is the Seneschal of Toulouse, with his following," said Johnston, shading his eyes with his hand.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
He possessed a great fortune and occupied a high position at Toulouse.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Castelroux's messenger had found him at last, it seemed, and had brought him to Toulouse.
I must enlighten the Keeper of the Seals and the judges at Toulouse concerning my identity.
There is no one in Toulouse who will swear to your identity monsieur?
- a city in S France, on the Garonne River: scene of severe religious strife in the early 13th and mid-16th centuries; university (1229). Pop: 390 350 (1999)Ancient name: Tolosa (təˈləʊsə)
- a department of SW France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Toulouse. Pop: 1 102 919 (2003 est). Area: 6367 sq km (2483 sq miles)
- a former province of S France, lying between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the River Rhône: formed around the countship of Toulouse in the 13th century; important production of bulk wines
- a wine from this region
Word Origin and History for toulouse
"language of medieval France south of the Loire," 1660s, from French langue d'oc "speech of the south of France," literally "the language of 'yes,' " from oc the word used for "yes" in southern France, from Latin hoc "this;" as opposed to langue d'oïl, from the way of saying "yes" in the north of France (Modern French oui); each from a different word in Latin phrase hoc ille (fecit) "this he (did)." The langue d'oïl has developed into standard Modern French.