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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Madrid, capital of Spain, Spanish capitalnoun

    the capital and largest city situated centrally in Spain; home of an outstanding art museum


  1. Madridnoun

    The capital city of Spain.

  2. Madridnoun

    The Spanish province Madrid, having the above as capital

  3. Etymology: From Madrid


  1. Madrid

    Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area is calculated to be around 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third-largest in the European Union after London and Paris. The city spans a total of 604.3 km². The city is located on the Manzanares river in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid; this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain. The current mayor is Ana Botella from the People's Party. The Madrid urban agglomeration has the third-largest GDP in the European Union and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, environment, media, fashion, science, culture, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Due to its economic output, high standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the major financial centre of Southern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula; it hosts the head offices of the vast majority of the major Spanish companies, such as Telefónica, Iberia or Repsol. Madrid is the most touristic city of Spain, the fourth-most touristic of the continent, and the seventh most visited city in the world according to Forbes. Madrid is the 10th most livable city in the world according to Monocle magazine, in its 2010 index. Madrid also ranks among the 12 greenest European cities in 2010. Madrid is currently a Candidate City for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Madrid

    since 1561 the capital of Spain, on the Manzanares, a mere mountain torrent, on an arid plateau in New Castile, the centre of the peninsula; is an insanitary city, and liable to great extremes of temperature; it is regularly built, sometimes picturesque, with great open spaces, such as the Prado, 3 m. long; fine buildings and handsome streets. It contains the royal palace, parliament and law-court houses, a university, magnificent picture-gallery, many charitable institutions, and a bull-ring. The book-publishing, tapestry weaving, and tobacco industries are the most important. It is a growing and prosperous city.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. madrid

    The capital of Spain, in New Castile, on the left bank of the river Manzanares. It is mentioned in history as Majerit, a Moorish castle. Madrid was sacked by the Moors in 1109; retaken and fortified by Henry III. about 1400; taken by Lord Galway in 1706; and by the French in March, 1808. The citizens of Madrid attempted to expel the French, and were defeated with much slaughter, May 2, 1808; the French were compelled to retire, but the place was retaken by them December 2, 1808, and retained until Wellington and his army entered it, August 12, 1812.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Madrid

    In the tenth century this was simply a Moorish fortified outpost of Toledo, as expressed by its Arabic name, Majerit.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madrid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Madrid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Madrid in a Sentence

  1. Sergio Ermotti:

    I think Frankfurt is a location of choice. There are different, other locations that could come into consideration, i think about Amsterdam, I think about Madrid ... As we speak, we are narrowing down really the options.

  2. Roger Maier:

    Border Protection Agent Lawrence Madrid was the ninth CBP employee arrested, indicted, or otherwise prosecuted this fiscal year on corruption related charges.

  3. Catalunya Radio journalist Ernest Macia:

    I think the main success of Zidane in the previous years was Cristiano Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo's not at Real Madrid anymore.

  4. Mark Fleischman:

    He invited me to open a Studio 54 in Madrid, it was a casual thing. I should have jumped on it… I guess he could have helped me. I wish I had taken his offer.

  5. Dominic Thiem:

    I'm also aware that here it's tougher. He likes the conditions more here than in Madrid. Best of five is also different story, i think also a good thing is that I faced him already. twice here.

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