What does Brisbane mean?

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ˈbrɪz beɪn, -bənBris·bane

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Brisbane(noun)

    capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia


  1. Brisbane(ProperNoun)

    Large city and State capital of Queensland (Australia).


  1. Brisbane

    Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.2 million, and the South East Queensland urban conurbation, centered on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the original European settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 km from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River valley between the bay and the Great Dividing Range. While the metropolitan area is governed by several municipalities, a large portion of central Brisbane is governed by the Brisbane City Council, which is by far Australia's largest Local Government Area by population. The demonym of Brisbane is Brisbanite. Brisbane is named after the river on which it sits, which in turn was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. The first European settlement in Queensland was a penal colony at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres north of the Brisbane central business district, in 1824. That settlement was soon abandoned and moved to North Quay in 1825. Free settlers were permitted from 1842. Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Brisbane

    capital of Queensland, on the Brisbane River, 25 m. from the sea, 500 m. N. of Sydney, is the chief trading centre and seaport of the Colony; it has steam communication with Australian ports and London, and railway communication with Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide; prosperity began when the colony was opened to free settlement in 1842; it was dissociated from New South Wales and the city incorporated in 1859.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brisbane in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brisbane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Brisbane in a Sentence

  1. Manny Show:

    It was, I guess, the Manny Show, even on TV, I can remember watching programs saying the Manny Pacquiao on Monday fight in Brisbane.

  2. Elliot Fishman:

    As car use is more convenient in Brisbane than London, a relatively high proportion of Brisbane bike share trips substitute for the car.

  3. Roger Federer:

    There were many changes that took place in the six months leading into the Australian Open( last year), whereas this time around I've played so well, was able to win Brisbane last week. Makes me feel more secure this year coming into Australian Open.

  4. Sally Pearson:

    The way I ran at nationals was a relief more than anything, i've been trying to change my race a bit, especially my start, working toward getting it back to the good old days in 2011 and 2012 where I was the best starter in the world, and( until Brisbane) my start had been a bit off this year.

  5. Barack Obama:

    We have serious differences over Russia’s policy in Ukraine. As President Barack Obama's planned said at the G20 summit in Brisbane, we hope Russia will choose' a different path', to resolve the issue of Ukraine in a way that respects Ukraine’s sovereignty and is consistent with international law.

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