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

  • The capital and largest city of the United Kingdom, on the Thames River in southeast England. Greater London consists of 32 boroughs surrounding the City of London, built on the site of a Roman outpost named Londinium. Its growth as an important trade center dates from 886, under the rule of Alfred the Great. Since the Elizabethan period (1558-1603) London has dominated its country's political, economic, and cultural life. Population: 7,520,000.
  • A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, southwest of Toronto. Settled in 1826, it is an industrial city whose streets and bridges are named after those of London, England. Population: 352,000.
  • London, John Griffith Pen name Jack London. 1876-1916. American writer of rugged adventure novels, including The Call of the Wild (1903) and The Sea Wolf (1904).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The capital city of the United Kingdom and of England, situated near the mouth of the River Thames in southeast England, with a metropolitan population of more than 12,000,000.
  • proper n. A city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with a population of approximately 300,000.
  • proper n. A city in Ohio, USA, with a population of approximately 9,000.
  • proper n. A city in Kentucky, USA, with a population of approximately 8,000.
  • proper n. A city in Arkansas, USA, with a population of approximately 900.
  • proper n. A city in California, USA, with a population of approximately 1,800.
  • proper n. A community in Texas, USA, with a population of approximately 180.
  • proper n. A community in West Virginia, USA.
  • proper n. A settlement in Kiribati, on Easter Island.
  • proper n. A habitational surname for someone from London

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The capital city of England.

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

  • n. United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)
  • n. the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center

Etymologies

From Latin Londīnium. (Wiktionary)

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