from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital of Chechnya in southwest Russia. In the center of a rich oil-producing area, it was a major objective of German forces during World War II. As a result of fighting (1994-1995) between Russian troops and Chechen secessionists, the city was largely destroyed. The city's population in 1993 was 117,800.
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- proper n. The capital city of Chechnya, Russia.
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- n. the capital of Chechnya in southwestern Russia; center of extensive oil fields
Transliteration of Russian Грозный (Gróznyj), from грозный ("menacing, formidable, severe, cruel"). (Wiktionary)