from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country of central Europe. The area was successively under Roman, Hunnish, Gothic, and Slavic rule before being conquered by Magyars in the late ninth century. Saint Stephen converted them to Christianity and subsequently established the first Hungarian state c. 997. Ruled by the Ottoman Turks after 1526, it later passed to Habsburg control, under which it became part of Austria-Hungary in 1867. In 1918 it achieved independence again. A Communist regime was established in 1949 and was replaced in 1989 by a democratic republic. Budapest is the capital and the largest city.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A country in Central Europe, formerly a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • noun a distilled “water,” made from dilute alcohol aromatized with rosemary flowers, etc.

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  • proper noun Country in Europe. Official name: Hungary (Magyarország).

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  • noun a republic in central Europe


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From Medieval Latin Hungaria.


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