1. a department in S France. 2458 sq. mi. (6365 sq. km). Capital: Toulouse.


  1. a former province in S France. Capital: Toulouse.
Related formsLangue·do·cian [lang-doh-shuh n, lang-gwuh-doh-shuh n] /læŋˈdoʊ ʃən, ˌlæŋ gwəˈdoʊ ʃən/, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for toulouse

Contemporary Examples of toulouse

Historical Examples of toulouse

  • "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.

  • 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?

British Dictionary definitions for toulouse


  1. 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)


  1. a department of SW France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Toulouse. Pop: 1 102 919 (2003 est). Area: 6367 sq km (2483 sq miles)


  1. 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
  2. a wine from this region
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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.

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