What does Bulgaria mean?

Definitions for Bulgaria
bʌlˈgɛər i ə, bʊl-Bul·gar·i·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bulgaria, Republic of Bulgarianoun

    a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe


  1. Bulgarianoun

    A country in Southeastern Europe. Official name: Republic of Bulgaria.

    Etymology: from the Middle Latin, in English used from the 16th century.


  1. Bulgaria

    Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country located in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres, Bulgaria is Europe's 14th-largest country. Its location has made it a historical crossroad for various civilisations and as such it is the home of some of the earliest metalworking, religious and other cultural artifacts in the world. Prehistoric cultures began developing on Bulgarian lands during the Neolithic period. Its ancient history saw the presence of the Thracians, and later the Greeks and Romans. The emergence of a unified Bulgarian state dates back to the establishment of the First Bulgarian Empire in 681 AD, which dominated most of the Balkans and functioned as a cultural hub for Slavic peoples during the Middle Ages. With the downfall of the Second Bulgarian Empire in 1396, its territories came under Ottoman rule for nearly five centuries. The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 created the Third Bulgarian State. The following years saw several conflicts with its neighbours, which prompted Bulgaria to align with Germany in both World Wars. In 1946 it became a Socialist state with a single-party system. In 1989 the Communist Party allowed multi-party elections, following which Bulgaria transitioned to democracy and a market-based economy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bulgaria

    with Eastern Roumelia (3,154), constitutes a Balkan principality larger than Ireland, with hills and fertile plains in the N., mountains and forests in the S.; Turkey is the southern boundary, Servia the western, the Danube the northern, while the Black Sea washes the eastern shores. The climate is mild, the people industrious; the chief export is cereals; manufactures of woollens, attar of roses, wine and tobacco, are staple industries; the chief import is live stock. Sofia (50), the capital, is the seat of a university. Varna (28), on the Black Sea, is the principal port. Bulgaria was cut out of Turkey and made independent in 1878, and Eastern Roumelia incorporated with it in 1885.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bulgaria

    Anciently Mœsia, now part of European Turkey. The Bulgarians were a Slavonian tribe, who harassed the Eastern empire and Italy from 499 to 678, when they established a kingdom. They defeated Justinian II., 687; but were subdued, after several conflicts, by the emperor Basil in 1018. After defeating them in 1014, having taken 15,000 Bulgarian prisoners, he caused their eyes to be put out, leaving one eye only to every hundredth man, to enable him to conduct his countrymen home. The kingdom was re-established in 1086; but after many changes, was annexed to the Ottoman empire, 1396.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bulgaria

    A corruption of Volgaria, the country of the Volsci.

How to pronounce Bulgaria?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bulgaria in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bulgaria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Bulgaria in a Sentence

  1. John Kerry:

    The United States is prepared to help Bulgaria which has made difficult decisions in order to try to protect its energy future.

  2. Prime Minister Boiko Borisov:

    If we find where to sell it, together with the Russian party, and recoup the funds we would pay, that would be the best solution, every other option is way more complicated... To decide now to build a Russian reactor when Russia is under sanctions. You can imagine what access every engineer or mechanic who comes here would have and what additional problems Bulgaria would face.

  3. Johanna Mikl-Leitner:

    If I remember rightly, we have sent more than 5,000 or 5,500 back from Austria, especially to Bulgaria and Romania among others, for a functioning asylum system, you need an effective return policy, and there's still a lot of work to do on this, especially with regard to north African countries.

  4. Vladislav Goranov:

    Both the markets and the government are liquid enough at this moment, so there is no pressure... We expect good results on yields, meaning Bulgaria gets cheap financing.

  5. Stefan Gumbrich:

    I really don't miss a nice house, or a hotel, or a good restaurant, maybe a good glass of wine from time to time, but again I think here in Bulgaria I have the chance again to try that.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. appellative
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. elusive
    • D. adscripted

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