Definitions

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

  • A province of eastern Canada. It joined the confederacy in 1867. The region was first explored and claimed for France by Jacques Cartier (1534) and Samuel de Champlain (1608) and was made a royal colony, known as New France, by Louis XIV in 1663. Conflict between the French and British for control of the territory ended in 1763 when Great Britain was given sovereignty, but the French influence has remained dominant. Quebec is the capital and Montreal the largest city. Population: 7,550,000.
  • The capital of Quebec, Canada, in the southern part of the province on the St. Lawrence River. Champlain established a colony in its Lower Town in 1608. British forces under General Wolfe defeated the French forces led by General Montcalm at the Plains of Abraham here in 1759. The city is today a popular tourist center. Population: 491,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The letter Q in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  • proper n. Province in eastern Canada.
  • proper n. Capital city of Quebec province.
  • proper n. The letter Q in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

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

  • n. the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
  • n. the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British

Etymologies

From Algonquian kepék ("(it) narrows"), originally referred to the area around Quebec City where the Saint Lawrence River narrows to a cliff-lined gap. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the course of 1805, one hundred and forty-six merchant vessels had been loaded at Quebec, and another newspaper, the _Quebec

    The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation Volume 1

  • _Canadien_ has always had its troubles; but, nevertheless, it continues to have influence in the Quebec district, and the same may be said of the _Journal de Quebec_, though the writer who first gave it power in politics is now keeping petty state in the infant Province of the West.

    The Intellectual Development of the Canadian People

  • Traditions, venerable by their antiquity, told of the charms divine, of the conquests of a marvellously handsome Quebec beauty in the latter part of the last century: the _Catullus_ of 1783 thus begins his inspired lay in the _Quebec Gazette_ of that year:

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

  • The only original source now available for inditing that portion of the Duke's life spent in Quebec, is Neilson's old _Quebec Gazette_, supplemented with divers old traditions, not always reliable.

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

  • Those who entertain that opinion will receive light on the subject by a careful perusal of various official reports issued just prior to the passing of the Quebec Act in 1774, and more especially of _A Cry from Quebec_, published at Montreal in 1809.

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion

  • QUEBEC - The makeup and mandate of a public inquiry into allegations of influence peddling in the naming of Quebec judges will top the agenda at the weekly meeting of the provincial cabinet Wednesday.

    Dose.ca Music briefs

  • QUEBEC - Hearings opened Tuesday on Bill 94, designed to offer guidelines to define reasonable accommodation in Quebec for religious differences, with the Quebec bar, representing lawyers, saying the bill changes nothing.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • QUEBEC - The Quebec police force has begun investigating a potential leak of the provincial budget.

    Market News

  • QUEBEC - Quebec Premier Jean Charest said Monday evening he wants former Quebec justice minister Marc Bellemare to retract his allegations that he named three judges on the recommendation of Liberal party fundraisers.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • QUEBEC - The federal government is suing a Quebec construction company for $5.7 million over a 2008 blaze that destroyed a historic armoury.

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