Visby

[ viz-bee; Swedish vees-by ]
/ ˈvɪz bi; Swedish ˈvis bü /

noun

a seaport on the Swedish island of Gotland, in the Baltic: an important member of the Hanseatic League.
German Wisby.

Definition for visby (2 of 2)

Gotland

or Gott·land

[ got-luh nd; Swedish gawt-luhnd, gawl-luhnd ]
/ ˈgɒt lənd; Swedish ˈgɔt lʌnd, ˈgɔl lʌnd /

noun

an island in the Baltic, forming a province of Sweden. 1212 sq. mi. (3140 sq. km). Capital: Visby.

Related formsGot·land·er, Gott·land·er, noun
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Visby

/ (Swedish ˈviːsbyː) /

noun

a port in SE Sweden, on NW Gotland Island in the Baltic: an early member of the Hanseatic League and major N European commercial centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 22 017 (2000 est)

British Dictionary definitions for visby (2 of 2)

Gotland

Gothland (ˈɡɒθlənd) or Gottland (ˈɡɒtlənd)

/ (ˈɡɒtlənd, Swedish ˈɡɔtlant) /

noun

an island in the Baltic Sea, off the SE coast of Sweden: important trading centre since the Bronze Age; long disputed between Sweden and Denmark, finally becoming Swedish in 1645; tourism and agriculture now important. Capital: Visby. Pop: (including associated islands) 57 677 (2004 est). Area: 3140 sq km (1212 sq miles)

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