What does Hungary mean?

Definitions for Hungary
ˈhʌŋ gə riHun·ga·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hungary, Republic of Hungary, Magyarorszagnoun

    a republic in central Europe


  1. Hungarynoun

    A country in Central Europe, formerly a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.


  1. Hungarynoun

    Country in Europe. Official name: Hungary (Magyarország).

  2. Etymology: From Hungaria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hungarynoun

    a country in Central Europe, now a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire


  1. Hungary

    Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The country's capital and largest city is Budapest. Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the Visegrád Group, and the Schengen Agreement. The official language is Hungarian, also known as Magyar, which is part of the Finno-Ugric group and is the most widely spoken non-Indo-European language in Europe. Following periods of successive habitation by Celts, Romans, Huns, Slavs, Gepids, and Avars, the foundation of Hungary was laid in the late 9th century by the Hungarian grand prince Árpád, whose great-grandson Saint Stephen I ascended to the throne in 1000 AD. The Kingdom of Hungary existed for 946 years and at various times in its history was as a major political power in Europe as well as one of the cultural centers of the Western world. After about 150 years of partial Ottoman occupation, Hungary was integrated into the Habsburg Monarchy, and later constituted half of the Austro–Hungarian Empire.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hungary

    the eastern part of Austro-Hungary, including Hungary proper, Transylvania, Croatia, and Slavonia, and, except in military and diplomatic matters and customs dues, with a considerable amount of self-government independent of Austria, differing from it, as it does, in race, language, and many other respects, to such a degree as gives rise to much dissension, and every now and then threatens disruption.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hungary

    A portion of the Austrian empire. It was a part of the ancient Pannonia and Dacia; was subjected to the Romans about 106, and retained by them till the 3d century, when it was seized by the Goths, who were expelled about 376 by the Huns, under Attila. After his death in 453, the Gepidæ, and in 500 the Lombards held the country. It was acquired by the Avars about 568, and retained by them till their destruction by Charlemagne in 799. About 890 the country was settled by a Scythian tribe, named Vingours, or Ungri (whence the German name Ungarn), and the Magyars of Finnish origin. The progress of the Magyars westward was checked by their defeat by the emperor Henry the Fowler, 934. After various changes of rulers it came permanently under the dominion of Austria in 1526. A revolution took place in Hungary in 1848 under the leadership of Kossuth.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Hungary

    The country of the Huns, who swarmed over from Asia and expelled the Goths from this portion of Europe in the fourth century. When first heard of in China, about a hundred years previous, the natives designated them Hiong-nu, signifying “Giants.” These Huns were really the Mongolian race still known as the Kalmucks. The suffix gary is a Western modification of the Teutonic gau, district or country.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hungary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hungary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Hungary in a Sentence

  1. Aleksander Smolar:

    The changes will probably be in the direction of Viktor Orban's Hungary, where the system of institutional checks on political power has been weakened.

  2. Janos Lazar:

    It is not in the interest of Europe to block this investment, hungary needs nuclear energy ... The European Commission understands this and accepts it, which is why it has accepted the Russian-Hungarian agreement.

  3. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    The target of the ... bombings was Europe, not Brussels, so Hungary has to consider itself under attack even though luckily it happened outside Hungarian territory.

  4. Liviu Matei:

    We bring students from 100 more countries around the world to Hungary and we train Hungarian young people who otherwise would go study abroad – we are playing a positive function by keeping our kids at home instead of going abroad, this legislation is meant to make the operations of CEU in Hungary very difficult – if not impossible.

  5. Dieter Reiter:

    We in Munich certainly won’t let ourselves be discouraged from sending a clear signal to Hungary and the world.

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