What does Macedonia mean?

Definitions for Macedonia
ˌmæs ɪˈdoʊ ni ə, -ˈdoʊn yə; ˈmæs ɪˌdɒnmace·do·nia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Macedonianoun

    landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991

  2. Macedon, Macedonia, Makedonijanoun

    the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria


  1. Macedonianoun

    The modern republic of Macedonia, population 2,033,964, which was formerly one of the constituent republics of Yugoslavia. It became independent on November 17, 1991, after a referendum held on September 9, 1991. Its capital city is Skopje. The currency is the Denar. The ethnic composition is approximately 65% Macedonians, 21.73% Albanians, 3.79 Turks, 2.56% Romanians, 2.10% Serbs, and 0.38% Vlachs. Its language is Macedonian, which uses the Cyrillic alphabet. Its second largest city is Bitola (pop. 84,002).

  2. Macedonianoun

    A region in northern Greece with its capital at Thessalonica.


  1. Macedonianoun

    An ancient Greek kingdom north of Thessaly, usually termed Macedon in English.

  2. Macedonianoun

    The territory of the ancient kingdom, comprising of the Greek city of Thessaloniki and its surroundings.

  3. Macedonianoun

    Republic of Macedonia, country in Europe. Provisionally designated by the UN and others as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

  4. Macedonianoun

    The largest and second most populous region of Greece, comprising the regions of West Macedonia, Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace.

  5. Macedonianoun

    The part of the region in south-western Bulgaria.

  6. Macedonianoun

    The whole region including parts of SW Bulgaria, north Greece and south former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

  7. Etymology: From Μακεδονία, from μακεδονία, from μακεδνός.


  1. Macedonia

    Macedonia is a geographical and historical region of the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. Its boundaries have changed considerably over time, but nowadays the region is considered to include parts of five Balkan countries: Greece, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia. It covers approximately 67,000 square kilometres and has a population of 4.76 million. Its oldest known settlements date back approximately 9,000 years. From the middle of the 4th century BC, the Kingdom of Macedon became the dominant power in Greece and the neighbouring regions; since then Macedonia has had a diverse history.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Macedonia

    an ancient kingdom lying between Thrace and Illyria, the Balkans and the Ægean; mostly mountainous, but with some fertile plains; watered by the Strymon, Axius, and Heliacmon Rivers; was noted for its gold and silver, its oil and wine. Founded seven centuries B.C., the monarchy was raised to dignity and power by Archelaus in the 5th century. Philip II. (359 B.C.) established it yet more firmly; and his son, Alexander the Great, extended its sway over half the world. His empire broke up after his death, and the Romans conquered it in 168 B.C. Ægæ and Pella were its ancient capitals, Philippi, Thessalonica, and Amphipolis among its towns. After many vicissitudes during the Middle Ages it is now a province of Turkey.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. macedonia

    Anciently the name of a country lying north of Thessaly, which was originally of small extent. The history of Macedonia is involved in much obscurity till about 490 B.C., when the Persians subdued it, so that the Macedonian king, Alexander I., was compelled to take part with Xerxes in his invasion of Greece. It again regained its independence upon the retreat of the Persians after the battle of Platæa in 479 B.C. After a period of civil wars Philip II. ascended the throne in 359 B.C., and his son Alexander III., surnamed Alexander the Great, brought half the then known world under his empire; but after his death the Macedonian empire was broken up, and, at the end of a period of twenty-two years of incessant wars, formed into four principal kingdoms under his greatest generals. Macedonia itself fell to the lot of Antipater, after whose death ensued another period of civil wars and contests for the throne. The Macedonians were defeated by the Romans in the great battle of Cynocephalæ, 197 B.C., and their country became subject to the Roman power. After the time of Constantine the country was ravaged by Slavic tribes, and by the 7th century the old semi-Greek Macedonians were extinct, and in the latter ages of the Byzantine empire their place was supplied by colonies from Asia, many of them of Turkish descent.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Macedonia is ranked #109758 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Macedonia surname appeared 161 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Macedonia.

    85.7% or 138 total occurrences were White.
    12.4% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Macedonia in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Macedonia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Macedonia in a Sentence

  1. Milojko Brzakovic:

    We have checked seven, maybe eight serial numbers received from the police in our database and found that guns from that particular batch were sent to military depots in Slovenia, Bosnia and Macedonia.

  2. Alison Campbell:

    I'm going to drop you in Athens and then once you get there, it's all going to be free. You don't need any money, people were even told that they could get a taxi from Lesbos to Macedonia, even though Lesbos is an island.

  3. Gerhard Schindler:

    Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said. In Macedonia, where refugees reach before streaming into the former Yugoslavia, the government declared a state of emergency for the next year. Macedonia is considering building a fence on its border like Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic did Hungary, although it is not a long term solution, said Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Popovski In Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel initially announced the country would take in 800,000 refugees this year, the head of the BND, Gerhard Schindler, said the most immediate danger comes from jihadists who are already in Germany. Related ImageExpand / ContractWith Western Europe closing its doors, thousands of refugees are stranded along the path from Middle East misery. ( FoxNews.com) For the Jihadists, it is much easier to obtain a false or stolen passport and get on the plane. The real danger comes from Western Europe, jihadists returning to Germany and other European countries, once fought on the fronts of the Middle East.

  4. Florian Bieber:

    If the recordings are true, and much suggests that they are, Macedonia cannot be described as a democracy.

  5. Mike Lee:

    I have received credible reports that, over the past few years, the U.S. mission to Macedonia has actively intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as the shaping of its media environment and civil society, often favoring groups of one political persuasion over another.

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