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ˈlʌn dənLon·don

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  1. Londonnoun

    The capital city of the United Kingdom and of England, situated near the mouth of the River Thames in southeast England, with a metropolitan population of more than 12,000,000.

    Etymology: From Londinium

  2. Londonnoun

    A city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with a population of approximately 300,000.

    Etymology: From Londinium

  3. Londonnoun

    A city in Ohio, USA, with a population of approximately 9,000.

    Etymology: From Londinium

  4. Londonnoun

    A city in Kentucky, USA, with a population of approximately 8,000.

    Etymology: From Londinium

  5. Londonnoun

    A city in Arkansas, USA, with a population of approximately 900.

    Etymology: From Londinium

  6. Londonnoun

    A city in California, USA, with a population of approximately 1,800.

    Etymology: From Londinium

  7. Londonnoun

    A community in Texas, USA, with a population of approximately 180.

    Etymology: From Londinium

  8. Londonnoun

    A community in West Virginia, USA.

    Etymology: From Londinium

  9. Londonnoun

    A settlement in Kiribati, on Easter Island.

    Etymology: From Londinium

  10. Londonnoun

    A habitational surname for someone from London

    Etymology: From Londinium

Princeton's WordNet

  1. London, Greater London, British capital, capital of the United Kingdomnoun

    the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center

  2. London, Jack London, John Griffith Chaneynoun

    United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Londonnoun

    the capital city of England


  1. London

    London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is the largest city, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and by most measures also in the European Union. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly. London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London has been described as a world cultural capital. It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. London

    on the Thames, 50 m. from the sea, the capital of the British Empire, is the most populous and wealthiest city in the world. An important place in Roman times, it was the cap. of the East Saxons, and has been the metropolis of England since the Norman Conquest; it possesses, therefore, innumerable historic buildings and associations. Often devastated by plague and fire, its progress has never been stayed; its population has more than quadrupled itself this century, and more than doubled since 1850. The City of London proper occupies one square mile in the centre, is wholly a commercial part, and is governed by an annually elected mayor and aldermen; is the seat of a bishopric, with St. Paul's for cathedral. The City of Westminster is also a bishopric under a high steward and high bailiff, chosen by the dean and chapter. These two cities, with twenty-five boroughs under local officers, constitute the metropolis, and since 1888 the county of the city of London, and send 59 members to Parliament. Streets in the older parts are narrow, but newer districts are well built; the level ground and density of building detracts from the effect of innumerable magnificent edifices. Buckingham, Kensington, and St. James's are royal residences; the Houses of Parliament are the biggest Gothic building in the world; St. Paul's, built by Sir Christopher Wren, contains the remains of Nelson and Wellington, Reynolds, Turner, and Wren himself. Westminster, consecrated 1269, is the burial-place of England's greatest poets and statesmen, and of many kings; the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand were opened in 1882. London has a University (an examining body), 700 colleges and endowed schools, among which Westminster, Christ's Hospital, and the Charterhouse are famous, many medical hospitals, and schools and charitable institutions of all kinds. London is the centre of the English literary and artistic world, and of scientific interest and research; here are the largest publishing houses, the chief libraries and art-galleries, and museums; the British Museum and Library, the National Galleries, &c., and magnificent botanical and zoological gardens. London is also a grand emporium of commerce, and the banking centre of the world. It has nine principal docks; its shipping trade is unrivalled, 55,000 vessels enter and clear annually; it pays more than half the custom duties of the kingdom, and handles more than a quarter of the total exports; its warehouse trade is second only to that of Manchester; it manufactures everything, chiefly watches, jewellery, leather goods, cycles, pianos, and glass. The control of traffic, the lighting, and water-supply of so large a city are causing yearly more serious problems.

  2. London

    the cap. of Middlesex county, Ontario, near the S. end of the peninsula, in the middle of a fertile district, and a rising place.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. london

    The capital and chief city of the British empire, stands on both banks of the Thames, about 60 miles from the sea. It appears first in history under the reign of Claudius, and it was fortified under Constantine the Great. Boadicea, queen of the Iceni, reduced London to ashes, and put 70,000 Romans and strangers to the sword in 61; it was rebuilt and walled in by the Romans in 306; pillaged by the Danes in 839. In 1875 its population was 3,445,160.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. London

    This name claims the same origin as “Lincoln,” the first rude habitations beside the Thames being situated on the rising ground now known as Tower Hill.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'London' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #225

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'London' in Written Corpus Frequency: #641

How to pronounce London?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of London in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of London in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of London in a Sentence

  1. Michael Mainelli:

    Competition at the top of the GFCI is intense. London remains second, but the signs for the future are worrying with Asian and other European centers showing strongly, policy uncertainty, Brexit, trade wars and geopolitical unrest are causing more volatility in financial center performance.

  2. Alketa Xhafa-Mripa:

    They received the blame and the shame, i was lucky to be in London during the war and I always thought this could have happened to me as it happened to these women.

  3. Nick Bitel:

    We are determined to make marathon running a safe haven from doping. Lilya Shobukhova is still banned for life from taking part in the London Marathon and in any of the five other marathons that make up the World Marathon Majors.

  4. David Madden:

    European equity markets are taking their cues from China, and traders' suspicion is that the second largest economy in the world is heading for a hard landing, the more the Chinese government intervenes, the more traders want to dump stock and head for the exit. The mood in London is that the party is over in China.

  5. Sam Bompas:

    I'm kind of bored of every bar and restaurant opening in London that's down south American cooking, or Korean food, and it's staffed by waiters or chefs who've been on holiday somewhere and been inspired by it, and it having no real relationship to the local area or local history, or local meaning, so with' Alcoholic Architecture,' Alcoholic Architecture's about escapism and fun -- but at the same time Alcoholic Architecture's totally based on the local history.

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