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Lon·don

 (lŭn′dən)
1. 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.
2. A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, southwest of Toronto. It was settled in 1826.

Lon′don·er n.

London

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1. (Placename) the capital of the United Kingdom, a port in S England on the River Thames near its estuary on the North Sea: consists of the City (the financial quarter), the West End (the entertainment and major shopping centre), the East End (the industrial and former dock area), and extensive suburbs. Latin name: Londinium See also City
2. (Placename) Greater London the administrative area of London, consisting of the City of London and 32 boroughs (13 Inner London boroughs and 19 Outer London boroughs): formed in 1965 from the City, parts of Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire, and almost all of Middlesex, and abolished for administrative purposes in 1996: a Mayor of London and a new London Assembly took office in 2000. Pop: 8 308 369 (2012 est). Area: 1579 sq km (610 sq miles)
3. (Placename) a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario on the Thames River: University of Western Ontario (1878). Pop: 337 318 (2001)
4. it's London to a brick slang Austral and NZ it is certain

London

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(Biography) Jack, full name John Griffith London. 1876–1916, US novelist, short-story writer, and adventurer. His works include Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea Wolf (1904), The Iron Heel (1907), and the semiautobiographical John Barleycorn (1913)

Lon•don

(ˈlʌn dən)

n.
1. Jack (John Griffith Chaney), 1876–1916, U.S. novelist.
2. a metropolis in SE England, on the Thames: capital of the United Kingdom.
3. City of, an old city in the central part of the former county of London: the ancient nucleus of the modern metropolis. 4700; 1 sq. mi. (3 sq. km).
4. County of, a former administrative county comprising the City of London and 28 metropolitan boroughs, now part of Greater London.
5. Greater, an urban area comprising the city of London and 32 metropolitan boroughs. 6,967,500; 609 sq. mi. (1575 sq. km).
6. a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada. 303,165.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.London - the capital and largest city of EnglandLondon - the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
Big Ben - clock in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London
Newgate - a former prison in London notorious for its unsanitary conditions and burnt down in riots in 1780; a new prison was built on the same spot but was torn down in 1902
Tower of London - a fortress in London on the Thames; used as a palace and a state prison and now as a museum containing the crown jewels
Old Bailey - the central criminal court in London
Fleet Street - a street in central London where newspaper offices are situated
Harley Street - a street in central London where the consulting rooms of many physicians and surgeons are located
Lombard Street - a street in central London containing many of the major London banks
Whitehall - a wide street in London stretching from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament; site of many government offices
Trafalgar Square - a square in central London where there is a memorial to Admiral Nelson
England - a division of the United Kingdom
City of London, the City - the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London
Greenwich - a borough of Greater London on the Thames; zero degrees of longitude runs through Greenwich; time is measured relative to Greenwich Mean Time
Bloomsbury - a city district of central London laid out in garden squares
Soho - a city district of central London now noted for restaurants and nightclubs
Wembley - a southeastern part of Greater London that is the site of the English national soccer stadium
West End - the part of west central London containing the main entertainment and shopping areas
City of Westminster, Westminster - a borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey
Pall Mall - a fashionable street in London noted for its many private clubs
Wimbledon - a suburb of London and the headquarters of the club where annual international tennis championships are played on grass courts
Londoner - a native or resident of London
2.London - United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)London - United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)

London

noun
Quotations
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford" [Dr. Johnson]
"London: a nation, not a city" [Benjamin Disraeli]
"London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained" [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet]
"city of refuge, the mansion-house of liberty" [John Milton Areopagitica]
Translations
Лондон
Londýn
London
London
لندن
LontoolontoolainenLondon
London
London
London
Lundúnir
ロンドン
런던
Londinium
LondynlondyńskiLondon
LondresLondon
Londra
Londýn
London
ลอนดอน
Лондон
Luân Đôn

London

[ˈlʌndən]
A. NLondres m
B. CPDlondinense
London pride N (Bot) → corona f de rey

London

[ˈlʌndən]
nLondres
in London → à Londres
to London → à Londres
I'm from London → je suis de Londres
to be London-based → être basé(e) à Londres
modif [address, street, branch] → londonien(ne); [area] → de Londres

London

nLondon nt
adjLondoner

London

[ˈlʌndən] nLondra

London

لَنْدَنْ Londýn London London Λονδίνο Londres Lontoo Londres London Londra ロンドン 런던 Londen London Londyn Londres Лондон London ลอนดอน Londra Luân Đôn 伦敦
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Of course it rained when we got to London, and there was nothing to be seen but fog and umbrellas.
Gardener had gone to Omaha to hear Booth and Barrett, who were to play there next week, and that Mary Anderson was having a great success in `A Winter's Tale,' in London.
Then you must have lost your eyesight afore losing your way, for the road across the portage is cut to a good two rods, and is as grand a path, I calculate, as any that runs into London, or even before the palace of the king himself.
It reminded him of the Sicilians he had seen in London in their little sordid tragedies.
At about the centre of the oaken panels that lined the hall was suspended a suit of mail, not, like the pictures, an ancestral relic, but of the most modern date; for it had been manufactured by a skilful armourer in London, the same year in which Governor Bellingham came over to New England.
I knew the next day that a letter containing the key had, by the first post, gone off to his London apartments; but in spite of--or perhaps just on account of--the eventual diffusion of this knowledge we quite let him alone till after dinner, till such an hour of the evening, in fact, as might best accord with the kind of emotion on which our hopes were fixed.
In like manner, the Greenland whalers sailing out of Hull or London, put in at the Shetland Islands, to receive the full complement of their crew.
I opine, that it is plainly traceable to the first arrival of the Greenland whaling ships in London, more than two centuries ago.
For some weeks he drove us together, and then we were sold to a fashionable gentleman, and were sent up to London.
We could have blown up the Tower of London with these charges.
In London, too, many a time, strangers have walked several blocks with me to show me my way.
Pendril, quietly, "until I returned from London yesterday to attend the funeral.