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Ed·in·burgh

 (ĕd′n-bûr′ə, -bŭr′ə, -brə)
A city of eastern Scotland on the Firth of Forth. Originally a small settlement under the protection of a medieval castle, Edinburgh has been Scotland's capital since 1437. It has long been noted as a center of intellectual and cultural activity.

Edinburgh

(ˈɛdɪnbərə; -brə)
n
1. (Placename) the capital of Scotland and seat of the Scottish Parliament (from 1999), in City of Edinburgh council area on the S side of the Firth of Forth: became the capital in the 15th century; castle; three universities (including University of Edinburgh, 1583); commercial and cultural centre, noted for its annual festival. Pop: 482 640 (2012)
2. (Placename) City of a council area in central Scotland, created from part of Lothian region in 1996. Pop: 448 370 (2003 est). Area: 262 sq km (101 sq miles)

Edinburgh

(ˈɛdɪnbərə; -brə)
n
(Biography) Duke of, title of Prince Philip Mountbatten. born 1921, husband of Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ed•in•burgh

(ˈɛd nˌbɜr ə, -ˌbʌr ə; esp. Brit. -brə)

n.
2. the capital of Scotland, in the SE part, in the Lothian region. 470,085.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Edinburgh - the capital of ScotlandEdinburgh - the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
Lothian Region - a district in southeast central Scotland (south side of the Firth of Forth) and the location of Edinburgh
Translations
Edinburgh
Edinborg
エディンバラ
Edynburg

Edinburgh

[ˈedɪnbərə] NEdimburgo m
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
El Festival de Edimburgo, el mayor festival de este tipo del mundo, se celebra cada año en agosto durante tres semanas, en las que el festival está presente en toda la ciudad. Además del programa oficial del festival, que ofrece actuaciones de artistas de categoría internacional, también hay una enorme cantidad de actividades artísticas de todo tipo, desde lo más tradicional hasta lo más extravagante, teatro, danza, música, artistas callejeros etc., a lo que se llama Fringe Festival, pues comenzó siendo un festival alternativo al oficial. Al mismo tiempo, se celebra un festival de jazz, otro de cine y una exhibición militar llamada Military Tattoo, que tiene lugar en el Castillo de Edimburgo.

Edinburgh

[ˈɛdɪnbərə] nÉdimbourg

Edinburgh

nEdinburg(h) nt

Edinburgh

[ˈɛdɪnbrə] nEdimburgo f
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I had not walked many yards from it before I was overtaken by a stage-coach, in which I instantly took a place, determined to proceed in it to Edinburgh, where I hoped to find some kind some pitying Freind who would receive and comfort me in my afflictions.
Alexander Gale, medical practitioner, residing in the village or hamlet of Dingdovie, near Edinburgh.
Miss Silvester has baffled me, and baffled the Edinburgh police.
Even during this its greatest period, however, Romanticism had for a time a hard battle to fight, and a chief literary fact of the period was the founding and continued success of the first two important English literary and political quarterlies, 'The Edinburgh Review' and 'The Quarterly Review,' which in general stood in literature for the conservative eighteenth century tradition and violently attacked all, or almost all, the Romantic poets.
In this expedition we did not intend to follow the great road to Edinburgh, but to visit Windsor, Oxford, Matlock, and the Cumberland lakes, resolving to arrive at the completion of this tour about the end of July.
When I subsequently forced myself to consider it, the most distinct project I could frame for overcoming all difficulty was, to marry myself (the phrase is strictly descriptive of the Scotch ceremony) at the first inn we came to, over the Border; to hire a chaise, or take places in a public conveyance to Edinburgh, as a blind; to let Alicia and Mrs.
My uncle's great journey was in the fall of the leaf, at which time he collected debts, and took orders, in the north; going from London to Edinburgh, from Edinburgh to Glasgow, from Glasgow back to Edinburgh, and thence to London by the smack.
So when he left school they sent him to college, first to Aberdeen and then to Edinburgh.
Thereupon he took his farewell, and set out with Torrance for the Ferry, while Alan and I turned our faces for the city of Edinburgh.
I must be mighty ignorant of Edinburgh not to know that," replied the doctor.
Surely," I said aloud, quite involuntarily, "the MacGregors must have come here from Edinburgh.
About the period when the churches convene at Edinburgh in their annual assemblies, he was to be seen descending the Mound in the company of divers red-headed clergymen: these voluble, he only contributing oracular nods, brief negatives, and the austere spectacle of his stretched upper lip.

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