What does Singapore mean?

Definitions for Singapore
ˈsɪŋ gəˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr, ˈsɪŋ ə-Sin·ga·pore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Singapore, capital of Singapore(noun)

    the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports

  2. Singapore, Republic of Singapore(noun)

    a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965

  3. Singapore, Singapore Island(noun)

    an island to the south of the Malay Peninsula


  1. Singapore(ProperNoun)

    Country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Republic of Singapore.

  2. Origin: Via singa and pura, from and .


  1. Singapore

    Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. The country is highly urbanised with very little primary rainforest remaining, although more land is being created for development through land reclamation. Part of various local empires since being inhabited in the second century AD, Singapore hosted a trading post of the East India Company in 1819 with permission from the Johor Sultanate. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824 and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occupied by the Japanese in World War II, Singapore declared independence, uniting with other former British territories to form Malaysia in 1963, although it was separated from Malaysia two years later. Since then, it has had a massive increase in wealth, and is one of the Four Asian Tigers. Singapore is the world's fourth-leading financial centre, and its port is one of the five busiest ports in the world. The economy depends heavily on exports and refining imported goods, especially in manufacturing, which constituted 26% of Singapore's GDP in 2005. In terms of purchasing power parity, Singapore has the third highest per capita income in the world.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Singapore

    1, (185, chiefly Chinese), the most important of the British Straits Settlements (q. v.); consists of the island of Singapore and upwards of 50 islets, off the southern extremity of the Malay Peninsula, from which it is separated by a narrow strait (2 to ½ m. broad); is hot, humid, and low-lying, yet healthy, and possessing a fertile soil which grows all kinds of spices, fruits, sugar-cane, coffee, etc.; purchased by the British in 1824. 2, Capital (160) and port, on the Strait of Singapore, close to the equator; the chief emporium of trade with the East Indies and South-Eastern Asia generally; is a picturesque and handsome town, strongly fortified, and an important naval coaling station and depôt, with spacious harbour, docks, etc.

How to pronounce Singapore?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Singapore in sign language?

  1. singapore


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Singapore in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Singapore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Singapore in a Sentence

  1. Tan Su Shan:

    For the long-term sustainability of Singapore as a financial center we should really only bank what is widely declared... tax compliant and clean.

  2. The DSCA:

    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale to Singapore of up to twelve F-35B ... aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.750 billion.

  3. Pope Francis:

    Pope Francis also called for prayer for the summit to end the tensions between the two Koreas before Pope Francis homily at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City. May the talks that will take place in Singapore in the coming days contribute to the development of a positive path to ensure a peaceful future for the Korean Peninsula and for the whole world.

  4. Richard Bitzinger:

    Singapore is pretty desirable for every defense contractor, the value of winning a contract from Singapore goes beyond the dollars and cents. It is an affirmation of the product and the company.

  5. John Kerry:

    He was, of course, a uniquely astute analyst and observer of Asia, and it is largely through his life's work that Singapore became one of the United States' strongest strategic partners in the region.

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