Macedonia


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Macedonia

Mac·e·do·ni·a

 (măs′ĭ-dō′nē-ə, -dōn′yə)
1. A region of southeast Europe on the Balkan Peninsula roughly coextensive with ancient Macedon and including parts of modern-day Greece, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. After the fall of the Alexandrian empire, it was held by Romans, Byzantines, Bulgars, Serbs, and Turks. The present division was largely determined after the Second Balkan War (1913).
2. A country of the south-central Balkan Peninsula. It was a constituent republic of the former Yugoslavia until it declared its independence in 1991. Skopje is the capital and the largest city.
3. See Macedon.

Macedonia

(ˌmæsɪˈdəʊnɪə)
n
1. (Placename) a country in SE Europe, comprising the NW half of ancient Macedon: it became part of the kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (subsequently Yugoslavia) in 1913; it declared independence in 1992, but Greece objected to the use of the historical name Macedonia; in 1993 it was recognized by the UN under its current official name. Official language: Macedonian. Religion: Christian majority, Muslim, nonreligious, and Jewish minorities. Currency: denar. Capital: Skopje. Pop: 2 087 171 (2013 est). Area: 25 713 sq km (10 028 sq miles). Serbian name: Makedonija Official name: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or AbbreviationFYROM
2. (Placename) an area of N Greece, comprising the regions of Macedonia Central, Macedonia West, and part of Macedonia East and Thrace. Modern Greek name: Makedhonia
3. (Placename) a district of SW Bulgaria, now occupied by Blagoevgrad province. Area: 6465 sq km (2496 sq miles)

Mac•e•do•ni•a

(ˌmæs ɪˈdoʊ ni ə, -ˈdoʊn yə)

n.
1. Also, Mac•e•don (ˈmæs ɪˌdɒn) an ancient kingdom in the Balkan Peninsula, in SE Europe: now a region in N Greece, SW Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia.
2. a republic in S Europe: formerly (1945–92) a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. 2,022,604; 9928 sq. mi. (25,713 sq. km). Cap.: Skopje.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Macedonia - landlocked republic on the Balkan PeninsulaMacedonia - landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
battle of Philippi, Philippi - Octavian and Mark Antony defeated Brutus and Cassius in 42 BC
Balkan Peninsula, Balkans - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
Skopje, Skoplje, Uskub - capital of modern Macedonia
2.Macedonia - the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and BulgariaMacedonia - the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
Battle of Pydna, Pydna - a major victory by the Romans over the Macedonians in 168 BC; resulted in the downfall of the ancient Macedonian kingdom
Balkan Peninsula, Balkans - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
Macedonian - a native or inhabitant of Macedon
Translations
Македония
Makedonie
Makedonien
MakedonioRespubliko de Makedonio
Makedoonia
Makedonia
MakedonijaRepublika Makedonija
MacedóniaMakedónia
マケドニアマケドニア王国
Makedonia
Macedonia
Macedonia
Makedonija
Makedonien

Macedonia

[ˌmæsɪˈdəʊnɪə] NMacedonia f

Macedonia

[ˌmæsɪˈdəʊniə] nMacédoine f

Macedonia

nMakedonien nt, → Mazedonien nt

Macedonia

[ˌmæsɪˈdəʊnɪə] nla Macedonia
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It was as if I had heard a summons from Heaven--as if a visionary messenger, like him of Macedonia, had enounced, "Come over and help us
President, -- I can furnish the committee of inquiry into the conduct of the Lieutenant-General the Count of Morcerf in Epirus and in Macedonia with important particulars.
I can, sir,' said Haidee, drawing from under her veil a satin satchel highly perfumed; `for here is the register of my birth, signed by my father and his principal officers, and that of my baptism, my father having consented to my being brought up in my mother's faith, -- this latter has been sealed by the grand primate of Macedonia and Epirus; and lastly (and perhaps the most important), the record of the sale of my person and that of my mother to the Armenian merchant El-Kobbir, by the French officer, who, in his infamous bargain with the Porte, had reserved as his part of the booty the wife and daughter of his benefactor, whom he sold for the sum of four hundred thousand francs.
The Achaeans and Aetolians were kept friendly by them, the kingdom of Macedonia was humbled, Antiochus was driven out; yet the merits of the Achaeans and Aetolians never secured for them permission to increase their power, nor did the persuasions of Philip ever induce the Romans to be his friends without first humbling him, nor did the influence of Antiochus make them agree that he should retain any lordship over the country.
And this morning when I opened the Bible for direction, the first words my eyes fell on were, 'And after we had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia.
48B: The district Macedonia took its name from Macedon the son of Zeus and Thyia, Deucalion's daughter, as Hesiod says:
Master of the steamship Macedonia, seal-hunter," was the answer.
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The statements of Mogherini and Hahn regarding the future steps that Macedonia needs to apply, speak of the fact that the West is not indifferent for the developments in Macedonia because it destroys their future projections and plans", assessed Gaber in an interview for Radio Free Europe.
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