Quebec


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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-)
n
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

Que•bec

(kwɪˈbɛk, kɪ-)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Quebec - the French-speaking capital of the province of QuebecQuebec - 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
Lake Champlain, Champlain - a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
Translations
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[kwɪˈbɛk kəˈbɛk] nQuébec m

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References in classic literature ?
Why, Quebec, my poppet," says George, following, on invitation, into that department.
For I was not prepared to see Father Mapple after gaining the height, slowly turn round, and stooping over the pulpit, deliberately drag up the ladder step by step, till the whole was deposited within, leaving him impregnable in his little Quebec.
The brain is at least twenty feet from his apparent forehead in life; it is hidden away behind its vast outworks, like the innermost citadel within the amplified fortifications of Quebec.
The steamboats to Quebec perform the journey in the night; that is to say, they leave Montreal at six in the evening, and arrive at Quebec at six next morning.
Several of the partners resided in Montreal and Quebec, to manage the main concerns of the company.
The harpooner's family was originally from Quebec, and was already a tribe of hardy fishermen when this town belonged to France.
But the most earnest wish of their hearts was to take Quebec, and so get possession of the whole province of Canada.
My purpose was a run to Quebec in "Postal Packet 162 or such other as may be appointed"; and the Postmaster-General himself countersigned the order.
He had no remedy in this exigence but to go with the ship, and had a pretty good voyage as far as the Banks (so they call the place where they catch the fish), where, meeting with a French ship bound from France to Quebec, and from thence to Martinico, to carry provisions, he thought he should have an opportunity to complete his first design, but when he came to Quebec, the master of the ship died, and the vessel proceeded no further; so the next voyage he shipped himself for France, in the ship that was burned when we took them up at sea, and then shipped with us for the East Indies, as I have already said.
And at such expensive pageants as that of the Quebec Tercentenary in 1908, where four thousand actors came and went upon a ten-acre stage, every order was given by telephone.
I have not sat down before Quebec, but an earthen work, that is defended by twenty-three hundred gallant men," was the laconic reply.
I was working with MacKeller then, an old Scotch engineer who had picked me up in London and taken me back to Quebec with him.