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ˈwɔr sɔ; vɑrˈʃɑ vɑwar·saw

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Warszawa, Warsaw, capital of Polandnoun

    the capital and largest city of Poland; located in central Poland


  1. Warsawnoun

    The capital of Poland.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warsawnoun

    the black grouper (Epinephelus nigritus) of the southern coasts of the United States

  2. Warsawnoun

    the jewfish; -- called also guasa


  1. Warsaw

    Warsaw, known in Polish as Warszawa, is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly 260 kilometres from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population is estimated at 1,711,491 residents within a greater metropolitan area of 2,666,278 residents, making Warsaw the 9th most populous city proper in the European Union. The area of the city covers 516.9 square kilometres, while the city's agglomeration covers 6,100.43 square kilometres. Warsaw is an Alpha– global city, a major international tourist destination and an important economic hub in Central Europe. It is also known as the "phoenix city" because it has survived so many wars throughout its history. Most notably, the city had to be painstakingly rebuilt after the extensive damage it suffered in World War II, during which 85% of its buildings were destroyed. On 9 November 1940 the city was awarded Poland's highest military decoration for heroism, the Virtuti Militari, during the Siege of Warsaw. Warsaw is the source for naming entities such as Warsaw Confederation, the Warsaw Pact, the Duchy of Warsaw, the Warsaw Convention, the Treaty of Warsaw, the Warsaw Uprising, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Warszawianka is widely considered the unofficial anthem of the city.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Warsaw

    formerly the capital of Poland, now of the province of Russian Poland; stands on the left bank of the Vistula, 700 m. SW. of St. Petersburg; is almost in the heart of Europe, and in a position with many natural advantages; is about as large as Birmingham, and the third largest city in the Russian empire; it has a university with 75 professors and 1000 students, and has a large trade and numerous manufactures.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. warsaw

    Formerly the capital of Poland, now capital of the Russian, or rather Russianized, government of Warsaw, on the left bank of the Vistula, about 300 miles east of Berlin by railway. The Poles were defeated in a three days’ battle by the Swedes, July 28-30, 1656. An alliance was formed here, between Austria and Poland against Turkey, in pursuance of which John Sobieski assisted in raising the siege of Vienna (see Vienna), March 31, 1683. Warsaw surrendered to Charles XII., 1703. A treaty was concluded here between Russia and Poland, February 24, 1768. The Russians, placed here in 1794, were expelled by the citizens with the loss of 2000 killed and 500 wounded, and 30 pieces of cannon, April 17, 1794; the Poles were defeated, by the Russians at Maciejovice, near Warsaw, October 4, 1794. The king of Prussia besieged Warsaw, July, 1794; was compelled to raise the siege in September; but it was taken by the Russians, November, 1794. On November 4, 1794, the Russian general Suwarrow, after the siege and destruction of Warsaw, cruelly butchered 30,000 Poles, of all ages and conditions, in cold blood. In August, 1807, Warsaw was constituted a duchy, and annexed to the house of Saxony. In 1813 the duchy was overrun by the Russians, and Warsaw made the residence of a Russian viceroy. A Polish revolution commenced at Warsaw, November 29, 1830. The subsequent principal events in the history of this city being intimately connected with that of the state of which it was the capital, are narrated in the article Poland.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Warsaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Warsaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Warsaw in a Sentence

  1. Michal Baranowski:

    The meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels (this week) is a good moment to announce this move because it will be key for establishing the outlines of an agreement which may be reached at the Warsaw summit.

  2. Tomasz Stadnik:

    Poland is not a bad place to invest, but one needs to diversify risk, you can operate international instruments from Warsaw.

  3. Donald Tusk:

    As you know, to most politicians representing the new power (in Warsaw) I am Public Enemy number 1. Not only because I am in Brussels.

  4. Andrzej Matusiak:

    No one can imagine that, after 60 years, we won't have Chopin's music in Warsaw in May.

  5. Mateusz Morawiecki:

    It's as if the entire city of Warsaw left... it's a gigantic loss, this must end, young people must stay in Poland.

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    an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    • A. bowel
    • B. downsizing
    • C. tranquillity
    • D. temptation

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