Definitions for edinburghˈɛd nˌbɜr ə, -ˌbʌr ə; esp. Brit. -brə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ed•in•burghˈɛd nˌbɜr ə, -ˌbʌr ə; esp. Brit. -brə(n.)
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the capital of Scotland, in the SE part, in the Lothian region. 470,085.
Category: Geography (places)
the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
The capital of Scotland.
Origin: From burg, castle, from burgz, from bhrgh.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the capital of Scotland, on the Firth of Forth, picturesquely situated amid surrounding hills; derives its name from Edwin, king of Northumbria in the 7th century; was created a burgh in 1329 by Robert the Bruce, and recognised as the capital in the 15th century, under the Stuarts; it has absorbed in its growth adjoining municipalities; is noted as an educational centre; is the seat of the Supreme Courts; has a university, castle, and royal palace, and the old Scotch Parliament House, now utilised by the Law Courts; brewing and printing are the chief industries, but the upper classes of the citizens are for the most part either professional people or living in retirement.