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Que·bec(kwĭ-bĕk′) or Qué·bec (kā-)
1. Abbr. QC or Que. A province of eastern Canada. Originally the inhabited portion of New France along the St. Lawrence River, it became the Province of Quebec when it was awarded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. In 1771 it was divided into Upper Canada (now Ontario) and Lower Canada. The two provinces were reunited in 1841 as the Province of Canada and separated once again with Confederation in 1867. French influence has remained dominant. Quebec is the capital and Montreal the largest city.
2. also Quebec City or Québec City The capital of Quebec, Canada, in the southern part of the province on the St. Lawrence River. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, it served as capital of New France before becoming a provincial capital under the British.
Que·beck′er, Que·bec′er n.
Quebec(kwɪˈbɛk; kə-; kɛ-)
1. (Placename) a province of E Canada: the largest Canadian province; a French colony from 1608 to 1763, when it passed to Britain; lying mostly on the Canadian Shield, it has vast areas of forest and extensive tundra and is populated mostly in the plain around the St Lawrence River. Capital: Quebec. Pop: 7 903 001 (2011). Area: 1 540 680 sq km (594 860 sq miles). Abbreviation: PQ
2. (Placename) a port in E Canada, capital of the province of Quebec, situated on the St Lawrence River: founded in 1608 by Champlain; scene of the battle of the Plains of Abraham (1759), by which the British won Canada from the French. Pop: 516 622 (2011)
3. (Communications & Information) communications a code word for the letter q
1. a province in E Canada. 7,149,900; 594,860 sq. mi. (1,540,685 sq. km). Abbr.: QC, P.Q., Qué.
2. the capital of this province, on the St. Lawrence. 167,517.French, Qué•bec′ (keɪ-)
Que•bec′er, Que•beck′er, n.
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|Noun||1.||Quebec - the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River|
Pierre Laporte Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Saint Lawrence River at Quebec
Quebec Bridge - a cantilever bridge in Quebec
Quebec - the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British
|2.||Quebec - the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British|
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Quebec, Quebec City - the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
Montreal - a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence River; the largest city in Quebec and 2nd largest in Canada; the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world
James Bay - the southern extension of Hudson Bay in Canada between western Quebec and northeastern Ontario