What does Montreal mean?

Definitions for Montreal
ˌmɒn triˈɔl, ˌmʌn-; mɔ̃ reɪˈalMon·tre·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Montrealnoun

    a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence River; the largest city in Quebec and 2nd largest in Canada; the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world

Wiktionary

  1. Montrealnoun

    A river port and the largest city in Quebec.

Freebase

  1. Montreal

    Montreal is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the largest city in the province, the second-largest in the country and the fifteenth-largest in North America. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city, or Mont Réal as it was spelled in Middle French. The city is located on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. As of 2011, the city of Montreal had a population of 1,649,519. Montreal's metropolitan area had a population of 3,824,221 and a population of 1,886,481 in the urban agglomeration of Montreal, all of the municipalities on the Island of Montreal included. French is the city's official language and is also the language spoken at home by 56.9% of the population in the city of Montreal proper, followed by English at 18.6% and 19.8% other languages. In the larger Montreal Census Metropolitan Area, 67.9% of the population speaks French at home, compared to 16.5% who speak English. 56% of the population are able to speak both English and French. Montreal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Montreal

    the greatest commercial city of Canada, on an island in the St. Lawrence, at the confluence of the Ottawa River, 150 m. above Quebec, is the centre of railway communication with the whole Dominion and the States, connected by water with all the shipping ports on the great lakes, and does an enormous import and export trade; its principal shipment is grain; it is the chief banking centre, has the greatest universities (M'Gill and a branch of Laval), hospitals, and religious institutions, and pursues boot and shoe, clothing, and tobacco manufactures; more than half the population is French and Roman Catholic, and the education of Protestant and Roman Catholic children is kept distinct; founded in 1642 by the French, Montreal passed to Britain in 1760; in 1776 it was occupied by the revolting colonies, but recovered next year, and since then has had a steady career of prosperity and advancement.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. montreal

    The largest city of the Dominion of Canada and of British America; it was surrendered to the English by the French, September 8, 1760; taken by the Americans, November 12, 1775, and retaken by the English, June 15, 1776.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Montreal

    So called from the admiring exclamation of Jacques Coutier, when in 1534 he viewed the surrounding country from its summit. The name is French for “Royal Mount.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Montreal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Montreal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Montreal in a Sentence

  1. Toronto FC:

    We have a tough group and the three matches will be important and have value for not only the tournament but also for the regular season, the league and players have done a nice job of making the most of a difficult situation by getting this tournament off of the ground, and there's no better way to re-engage our fan base than a meaningful match against Montreal.

  2. Michael Sam:

    I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes and want to thank team Owner Robert Wetenhall, General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Tom Higgins for this opportunity, i cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal.

  3. Manon Stuart:

    Our maintenance personnel in Montreal are conducting a thorough inspection of the aircraft to determine the cause and proceed with the necessary repairs.

  4. Brian Conacher:

    There has always been a competitive nature between Toronto and Montreal, there’s always been this competitive spirit both on and off the ice. It was a lot of things. It was a very big deal.

  5. Chief Executive Steve Williams:

    Rail into Montreal is marginal and rail to the Gulf Coast is not economic at this time so we are currently not railing to the Gulf Coast.

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