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Sweden

Swe·den

 (swēd′n)
A country of northern Europe on the eastern Scandinavian Peninsula. The region was settled by Germanic tribes probably in Neolithic times, and by the 10th century ad the Swedes had extended their influence as far as the Black Sea. During the 14th century Sweden and Norway, and for a while Denmark, formed a union, but in the 16th century the Swedes revolted and established a separate state. By the 17th century Sweden was a major European power, controlling most of the Baltic coast. It lost much of its territory in the Great Northern War (1700-1721) but acquired Norway (1814) in the Napoleonic Wars, ruling it until 1905. Stockholm is the capital and the largest city.

Sweden

(ˈswiːdən)
n
(Placename) a kingdom in NW Europe, occupying the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic: first united during the Viking period (8th–11th centuries); a member of the European Union. About 50 per cent of the total area is forest and 9 per cent lakes. Exports include timber, pulp, paper, iron ore, and steel. Official language: Swedish. Official religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran). Currency: krona. Capital: Stockholm. Pop: 9 119 423 (2013 est). Area: 449 793 sq km (173 665 sq miles). Swedish name: Sverige

Swe•den

(ˈswid n)

n.
a kingdom in N Europe, in the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 8,911,296; 173,732 sq. mi. (449,964 sq. km). Cap.: Stockholm. Swedish, Sverige.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sweden - a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian PeninsulaSweden - a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
Gota Canal - a canal for small oceangoing ships to enter Lake Vanern in Sweden
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
Scandinavia - a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian
capital of Sweden, Stockholm - the capital and largest city of Sweden; located in southern Sweden on the Baltic; "the Nobel Prize is awarded in Stockholm"
Malmo - a port in southern Sweden
Lund - a city in southern Sweden
Goeteborg, Goteborg, Gothenburg - a port in southwestern Sweden; second largest city in Sweden
Uppsala, Upsala - a city in east central Sweden to the northwest of Stockholm
Lake Vanern, Vanern - a lake in southwestern Sweden; the largest lake in Sweden
Swede - a native or inhabitant of Sweden
Translations
Swede
Швеция
Švédsko
Sverige
SvedioSvedujo
Rootsi
Ruotsi
Švedska
Svédország
Svíþjóð
スウェーデン
스웨덴
Suecia
Švedija
Zviedrija
സ്വീഡന്‍
Suedia
Švédsko
Švedska
Sverige
Uswidi
ประเทศสวีเดน
Швеція
سویڈن
nước Thụy ĐiểnThụy Điển

Sweden

[ˈswiːdn] NSuecia f

Sweden

[ˈswiːdən] nSuède f
in Sweden → en Suède
to Sweden → en Suède

Sweden

nSchweden nt

Sweden

[ˈswiːdn] nla Svezia

Sweden

السُّوَيْد Švédsko Sverige Schweden Σουηδία Suecia Ruotsi Suède Švedska Svezia スウェーデン 스웨덴 Zweden Sverige Szwecja Suécia Швеция Sverige ประเทศสวีเดน İsveç nước Thụy Điển 瑞典
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A lady of a sort appeared on the scene, teacher of swimming to the Queen of Sweden, and gave us an exhibition of her skill.
Fifty-two thousand rix-dollars were the remittance of Sweden and Norway; the amount is large for the country, but it would undoubtedly have been considerably increased had the subscription been opened in Christiana simultaneously with that at Stockholm.
Do you know, they buy my pictures not only in Holland, but in Norway and Sweden and Denmark?
Canada stands second, with almost four per hundred; and Sweden is third.
Several of the audience, not being much interested in the missionary's narrative, here left the car; but Elder Hitch, continuing his lecture, related how Smith, junior, with his father, two brothers, and a few disciples, founded the church of the "Latter Day Saints," which, adopted not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men engaged in the liberal professions, among its members; how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a town built at Kirkland; how Smith became an enterprising banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous Egyptians.
He said, in a low voice as he opened the door for the Premier, "I have seen Montmirail; he says that unless we protest immediately on behalf of Denmark, Sweden will certainly seize the ports.
Previous to the peace of Westphalia, Germany was desolated by a war of thirty years, in which the emperor, with one half of the empire, was on one side, and Sweden, with the other half, on the opposite side.
Things are just as cheap in Sweden, Axel, as in Norway, and my folks are real country folk and farmers.
Such of later years was the victory of Agincourt obtained by Harry the Fifth, or that of Narva won by Charles the Twelfth of Sweden.
in the southern parts of Sweden in his boyhood, and he frequently saw
He left Sweden when he was eighteen, is now thirty-eight, and in all the intervening time has not been home once.
She was the Balmen of Halmstad, Sweden, with a general cargo from Brazil for Spain.