What does kiev mean?

Definitions for kievˈki ɛf, -ɛv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kyyiv, Kiev, capital of the Ukraine(noun)

    capital and largest city of the Ukraine; a major manufacturing and transportation center


  1. Kiev(ProperNoun)

    The capital of Ukraine

  2. Kiev(ProperNoun)

    The medieval principality centred on Kiev; the Kievan state or Kievan Rus

  3. Kiev(ProperNoun)

    Kiev province (oblast) of Ukraine

  4. Origin: Киев, from the name of a legendary founder, Кий. Compare Київ, from Кий. (see Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv in Wikipedia)


  1. Kiev

    Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population as of the 2001 census was 2,611,300, though higher numbers have been cited in the press. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro. The city's name is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of its four legendary founders. During its history, Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity. The city probably existed as a commercial centre as early as the 5th century. A Slavic settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev was a tributary of the Khazars, until seized by the Varangians in the mid-9th century. Under Varangians rule, the city became a capital of the Rus', the first East Slavic state. Completely destroyed during the Mongol invasion in 1240, the city lost most of its influence for the centuries to come. It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories controlled by its powerful neighbours; first the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, followed by Poland and Russia.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kiev in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kiev in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    We now need to prevent military confrontations from intensifying any more and avoid further political escalation between Kiev and Moscow. That's worth every effort.

  2. Gustav Gressel:

    (Germany is) more clearly aware than many in Kiev that Ukraine basically needs a cease-fire or a freezing of the conflict more urgently than Moscow, kiev needs to see sooner or later how it gets out of the war.

  3. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    The draft law to reject Ukraine's neutral status as well as the order from Petro Alexeyevich Poroshenko about the economic blockade of the southeast (Ukraine) is a tribute to the rhetoric that the party of war in Kiev thirsts after.

  4. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    I very much hope that the steps which the Ukrainian leadership is taking, provoking the tearing away of Donbass will end, ...that Kiev's policy will change toward establishing dialogue with Donbass in order to work out the agreements that will allow all Ukrainians from all the regions to live in Ukraine with equality and respect.

  5. Eduard Basurin:

    Eighty percent of Debaltseve is already ours, a cleanup of the town is under way.Kiev's military denied the town, which had a peacetime population of 25,000 but is now a bombed-out wasteland, had fallen but acknowledged losing control of some of it. Some Ukrainian soldiers had been captured, it said, but denied rebel reports that up to 300 had surrendered or been taken prisoner. Kiev and NATO say the rebel military operation to take Debaltseve is being carried out with the assistance of tanks, artillery and soldiers from Russia's army. Moscow denies that it has sent its forces to participate in battle for territory that President Vladimir Putin has referred to as.

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