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ˈmɒs koʊ, -kaʊMos·cow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Moscow, capital of the Russian Federation, Russian capitalnoun

    a city of central European Russia; formerly capital of both the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia; since 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation

Wiktionary

  1. Moscownoun

    The capital city of Russia.

  2. Moscownoun

    The government of Russia or the Soviet Union

  3. Moscownoun

    A city in Idaho, USA

  4. Moscownoun

    A town name in Iowa, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Pensylvania, etc. in the USA

Freebase

  1. Moscow

    Moscow is the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and in Eurasia. According to Forbes 2012, Moscow has the second largest community of billionaires in the world. Moscow is the northernmost megacity on Earth, the most populous city in Europe, and the 6th largest city proper in the world. It is the largest city in Russia with a population, according to the 2010 Census, of 11,503,501. By its territorial expansion on July 1, 2012 southwest into the Moscow Oblast, the capital increased its area 2.5 times; from about 1,000 square kilometers up to 2,511 square kilometers, and gained additional population of 233,000 people. Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia. In the course of its history the city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Soviet Union. Moscow is the site of the Moscow Kremlin, a medieval city-fortress that is today the residence of the Russian president. The Moscow Kremlin is also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament also sit in Moscow.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Moscow

    on the Moskwa River, in the centre of European Russia, 370 m. SE. of St. Petersburg; was before 1713 the capital, and is still a great industrial and commercial centre; its manufactures include textiles, leather, chemicals, and machinery; it does a great trade in grain, timber, metals from the Urals, and furs, hides, &c., from Asia; besides the great cathedral there are many churches, palaces, and museums, a university, library, picture-gallery, and observatory; the enclosure called the Kremlin or citadel is the most sacred spot in Russia; thrice in the 18th century the city was devastated by fire, and again in 1812 to compel Napoleon to retire.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. moscow

    A city of Russia in Europe, situated on the river Moskwa, 375 miles southeast from St. Petersburg. It was the ancient capital of Russia, and was founded about 1147. It was plundered by Timur, 1382; by the Tartars, 1451 and 1477; ravaged by Ladislas of Poland in 1611. It was entered by Napoleon I. and the French, September 14, 1812; the governor, Rostopchin, ordered it to be set on fire (11,840 houses burnt, besides palaces and churches), September 15, 1812. It was evacuated by the French in October, 1812.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Moscow

    From the River Moskwa, on which the city was built.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Moscow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3198

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Moscow in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Moscow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Moscow in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Rinna:

    Moscow generally feels that pressure is the wrong track to take with North Korea, yet if Pyongyang engages in more provocations in the coming year this could be a serious test for both China and Russia's tolerance of North Korea.

  2. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    On May 8, for the first time, the people of Ukraine will join the European tradition to commemorate the victims of World War Two, the very next day in Moscow, under the pretext of the Great Victory, the aggressor's army will brandish its lethal might in front of the world. Some of the units were in Donetsk a few days ago and soon they will appear on the military parade in Moscow.

  3. Marina Litvinovich:

    The first crisis occurred when police vans and buses (with detainees) were driving around Moscow anxiously and jails didn’t let them in. They didn’t know where to put people, some people were brought back to police precincts. Some were standing the whole day inside police vans near the jails. Some got lucky and they were given food and taken to toilets. Some didn’t have luck and they had to pee in a bottle.

  4. Kelly Craft:

    While the U.N. Security Council can reach majority opinion and sometimes consensus on pressing international issues, there are glaring times when it is a complete failure. This is one such case, with Russia, a veto-wielding permanent member of the council, there is no way to avoid Moscow blocking a resolution that would condemn Russian aggression and support a ceasefire that would end to this horrific war.

  5. Jens Stoltenberg:

    I regret to say this is the new normal in Eastern Europe, we do not know what will happen in United States. But the situation has already demonstrated we face a crisis in European security. Moscow has made it clear that it is prepared to contest the fundamental principles that have underpinned our security for decades and do so by using force.

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