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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.
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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)
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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.
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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
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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
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Macedonia

[ˌmæsɪˈdəʊniə] nMacédoine f
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Macedonia

nMakedonien nt, → Mazedonien nt
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Macedonia

[ˌmæsɪˈdəʊnɪə] nla Macedonia
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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.'
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.' If it wasn't for that clear showing of the Lord's will, I should be loath to go, for my heart yearns over my aunt and her little ones, and that poor wandering lamb Hetty Sorrel.
"Master of the steamship Macedonia, seal-hunter," was the answer.
48B: The district Macedonia took its name from Macedon the son of Zeus and Thyia, Deucalion's daughter, as Hesiod says:
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!" But I was no apostle,--I could not behold the herald,--I could not receive his call.
On Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published media guidelines about the proper use of the new name, Republic of North Macedonia, under the Prespa Agreement.
Summary: Brussels [Belgium], Feb 6 (ANI): NATO's 29 member states signed a protocol for Macedonia's accession to the military pact here on Wednesday, following a landmark name-change deal last week.
Macedonia's president announced Tuesday that he would not sign onto a landmark deal with Greece to change his country's name.
It stressed that Ivanov based his decision on Macedonia's Constitution and laws and the country's best interests.
Since its independence in 1991, the Republic of Macedonia has been fighting with neighboring Greece over the country's name, ABC News reported.