Definitions for ukraineyuˈkreɪn, -ˈkraɪn, ˈyu kreɪn; u krʌˈyi nə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
U•kraineyuˈkreɪn, -ˈkraɪn, ˈyu kreɪn; u krʌˈyi nə(n.)
Category: Geography (places)
a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
A country in Eastern Europe; was long part of the Russian Empire, then of the Soviet Union. Official name: Ukraine.
Origin: 1688 Ucrania, Ukrain, Ukraine, Ukrania, 1762 Ocraine. Adaptation of Ukraina, Украина, or Україна, from the specific use, originally meaning “borderland”, “marches” or “insideland”. From оу + краи, or край. Details in Wikipedia: Name of Ukraine.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a fertile Russian province of undefined limits in the basin of Dnieper, originally a frontier territory of Poland against the Tartars.