from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Ontario, Canada, in the southern part of the province on Lake Ontario. Originally a French trading post, it was founded as York by the British in 1793 and renamed as Toronto in 1834. Toronto is an important Great Lakes port and an industrial center. Population: 2,500,000.
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- proper n. The provincial capital of Ontario, Canada.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)
From Mohawk tkaronto ("where trees stand in water"), originally referring to the strait between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. (Wiktionary)