What does Greece mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Greece, Hellenic Republic, Ellasnoun

    a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil

  2. Greecenoun

    ancient Greece; a country of city-states (especially Athens and Sparta) that reached its peak in the fifth century BCE

Wiktionary

  1. Greecenoun

    Country in southeastern Europe having borders with Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Member state of the European Union since 1981. Official name: Hellenic Republic ().

  2. Etymology: From Graecia, from Γραικός; a character in Greek mythology, the son of, the king of, from whom Ἑλλάς and Ἕλληνες got their names.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Greecenoun

    A flight of steps.

    Etymology: corrupted from degrees.

    Ev’ry greece of fortune
    Is smother’d by that below. William Shakespeare.

    After the procession, the king himself remaining seated in the quire, the lord archbishop, upon the greece of the quire, made a long oration. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

Wikipedia

  1. Greece

    Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, featuring thousands of islands. The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions, and has a population of approximately 10.4 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki and Patras. Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, theatre and the Olympic Games. From the eighth century BC, the Greeks were organised into various independent city-states, known as poleis (singular polis), which spanned the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Philip II of Macedon united most of present-day Greece in the fourth century BC, with his son Alexander the Great rapidly conquering much of the ancient world, from the eastern Mediterranean to the North Western parts of India. The subsequent Hellenistic period saw the height of Greek culture and influence in antiquity. Greece was annexed by Rome in the second century BC, becoming an integral part of the Roman Empire and its continuation, the Byzantine Empire, which was culturally and linguistically predominantly Greek. The Greek Orthodox Church, which emerged in the first century AD, helped shape modern Greek identity and transmitted Greek traditions to the wider Orthodox world. After falling under Ottoman rule in the mid-15th century, Greece emerged as a modern nation state in 1830 following a war of independence. After European powers initiated prolonged periods of monarchial rule by a foreign family, the country fell to a military junta in 1967. Subsequently, the junta collapsed in 1974 and Greece returned to democratic governance, which has continued to this day. The country's rich historical legacy is reflected in part by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Greece is a unitary parliamentary republic, and a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy, and a high quality of life, ranking 32nd in the Human Development Index. Its economy is among the largest in the Balkans, where it is an important regional investor. A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001. It is also a member of numerous other international institutions, including the Council of Europe, NATO, the OECD, the WTO, and the OSCE. Greece has a unique cultural heritage, large tourism industry, and prominent shipping sector.

ChatGPT

  1. greece

    Greece, officially known as the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. It is known for its significant contributions to art, philosophy, politics, and sports in ancient times, being the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, the Olympic Games, and historical figures like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The country is characterized by a blend of mountainous terrains and idyllic shores, scattered with numerous islands. The Greek culture, notably language, music, and cuisine, has a strong influence in its history and has shaped Western civilisation. Greece is a democratic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, and it's a member of the United Nations, European Union, and the Council of Europe, among others. Its capital is Athens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greece

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  2. Greece

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Wikidata

  1. Greece

    Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is around 11 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, its urban area also including Piraeus. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa and has land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km in length, featuring a vast number of islands, including Crete, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, and the Ionian Islands among others. Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Mount Olympus is the highest at 2,917 m. Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of Ancient Greece, generally considered the cradle of Western civilization. As such, it is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama, including both tragedy and comedy. This legacy is partly reflected in the 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece, ranking it 7th in Europe and 13th in the world. Greek language, culture, and identity emerged early in human history, having endured centuries of significant political and social change, including foreign domination. The modern Greek state, which encompasses much of the historical core of Greek civilization, was established in 1830, following the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Greece

    a kingdom of S. Europe occupying the southern portion of a peninsula which projects into the Mediterranean between the peninsula of Italy and the mainland of Turkey in Asia; the N. is bounded by Turkey in Europe; it is made up of the N. and S. divisions connected by the narrow and canalled isthmus of Corinth, the Ionian Islands in the W., and the Cyclades and Sporades in the E.; it is a mountainous region, and many of the peaks are rich in classic associations, e. g. Olympus, Parnassus, and Helicon; the rivers are of no great size, and the lakes though numerous are inconsiderable; in the valleys the soil is fertile and agriculture is actively engaged in, although the methods adopted are still somewhat primitive; but favoured by a delightful climate the vine, olive, and other fruit-trees flourish; currants are the chief article of export, and textiles and cereals the principal imports; milling, dyeing, distilling, and tanning are important industries; various minerals are found, and the marble from Paros is famed as the finest for statue carving; there is a considerable mercantile marine, and a busy shipping trade of a small kind among the islands and along the deeply indented coast, and also valuable coral and sponge fisheries; the government is a limited and hereditary monarchy, and the legislative power is vested in an elected chamber of, at least, 150 paid representatives, called the Boul[=e]; universal suffrage obtains, and the period of election is for four years; the bulk of the people belong to the established Greek Church, but in Thessaly and Epirus there are about 25,000 Mohammedans; education is free and compulsory, but is badly administered, and a good deal of illiteracy exists; the glory of Greece lies in her past, in the imperishable monuments of her ancient literature and art; by 146 B.C. she had fallen before the growing power of the Romans and along with the rest of the Byzantine or Eastern empire was overrun by the Turks in A.D. 1453; her renascence as a modern nation took place between 1821 and 1829, when she threw off the Turkish yoke and reasserted her independence, which she had anew to attempt by arms in 1897, this time with humiliation and defeat, till the other powers of Europe came to the rescue, and put a check to the arrogance of the high-handed Turk.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. greece

    The ancient Græcia, a maritime country in the southeast of Europe. In the early ages the Greeks were governed by monarchs; but the monarchical power gradually decreased, and the love of liberty led to the establishment of the republican form of government. No part of Greece, except Macedonia, remained in the hands of an absolute sovereign. The expedition of the Argonauts first, and, in the succeeding age, the wars of Thebes and Troy, gave opportunity to their warriors, who afterwards ranked as heroes and demigods, to display their valor in the field of battle. The spirit of Greece, however, was crushed by the Romans; and in 1718 she became a Turkish province. In 1821 the ancient spirit seemed to have revived in the modern Greeks, and they determined to be free. The struggle was severe and protracted; but, by the interference of the great European powers, the Turks were forced to acknowledge Greece an independent state in 1829.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Greece

    Called Græcia by the Romans, after the Graikoi, a tribe of settlers in Epiros.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GREECE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Greece is ranked #159712 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Greece surname appeared 101 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Greece.

    84.1% or 85 total occurrences were White.
    9.9% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.9% or 5 total occurrences were Black.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greece in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greece in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Greece in a Sentence

  1. Wolfgang Schaeuble:

    We will have to wait and see, this is an opportunity. But what is decisive is that Greece does what it says it will do.

  2. Yannis Dragasakis:

    We haven't received any( bailout) tranches since August 2014 but we have been meeting all of our obligations, this has its limits. European Central Bank agreed late on Wednesday to raise the limit on emergency lending to Greek banks by 400 million euros to 69.8 billion, banking sources said. Bankers said savers withdrew about 300 million euros in deposits on Wednesday. European Parliament President Martin Schulz said Greece's financial situation was.

  3. Julie Dunne:

    These very small, evocative, vessels give us valuable information on how and what babies were fed thousands of years ago, providing a real connection to mothers and infants in the past, similar vessels, although rare, do appear in other prehistoric cultures( such as Rome and ancient Greece) across the world. Ideally, we'd like to carry out a larger geographic study and investigate whether they served the same purpose.

  4. Charles Sizemore:

    If cooler heads prevail and Greece avoids a messy exit, Greek stocks are a bargain, but this is also one of those trades where you could lose half your money in a hurry if political events slide out of control.

  5. Michael Cloherty:

    This isn’t a ‘watch Greece’ situation...While we have chaos in Greece, there are no signs of dramatic contagion yet, and that’s why it doesn’t change the Fed’s tone.

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