from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest city of Serbia, in the north-central part of the country at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. Founded in the third century B.C., Belgrade became the capital of the kingdom of Serbia in the 19th century and the capital of Yugoslavia after World War I. Population: 1,120,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Serbia; formerly the capital of Serbia and Montenegro and of former Yugoslavia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. capital and largest city of Serbia and Montenegro; situated on the Danube


From Slavic words beli or beo, meaning white and grad meaning city or town. It was named after the white wall of the fortress that enclosed the city. Compare Belgorod. (Wiktionary)



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