What does byzantium mean?

Definitions for byzantiumbɪˈzæn ʃi əm, -ti əm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word byzantium.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Byzantium(noun)

    an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital

  2. Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Eastern Roman Empire(noun)

    a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395


  1. Byzantium(ProperNoun)

    The ancient Greek city situated on the Bosporus, named Constantinople in 330 , and now known as Istanbul.


  1. Byzantium

    Byzantium was the ancient Greek city on the site that later became Constantinople. It was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 BC. The city was rebuilt and reinaugurated as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine I in 330 AD and subsequently renamed Constantinople. The city remained the capital of the Byzantine Empire until 1453, when it was conquered and became the capital of the Ottoman Empire. Since the establishment of modern Turkey in 1923, the Turkish name of the city, Istanbul, has replaced the name Constantinople in the West.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Byzantium

    the ancient name of Constantinople; founded by Greek colonists in 667 B.C.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Byzantium

    An ancient city, the site of modern Istanbul. From the 4th to 15th centuries the empire extended from southeastern Europe to western Asia, reaching its greatest extent under Justinian (527-565). By about 1000 A.D. it comprised the southern Balkans, Greece, Asia Minor, and parts of southern Italy. The capture of Constantinople in 1453 marked the formal end of the Byzantine Empire. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of byzantium in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of byzantium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of byzantium

  1. byzantiumbyzantiumbyzantium


Find a translation for the byzantium definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these byzantium definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"byzantium." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 21 Apr. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/byzantium>.

Are we missing a good definition for byzantium? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for byzantium:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.