from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of southeast Europe on the Balkan Peninsula roughly coextensive with ancient Macedon and including parts of modern-day Greece, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. After the fall of the Alexandrian empire, it was held by Romans, Byzantines, Bulgars, Serbs, and Turks. The present division was largely determined after the Second Balkan War (1913).
- A country of the central Balkan Peninsula. It was a constituent republic of the former Yugoslavia until it declared its independence in 1991. Skopje is the capital and the largest city. Population: 2,060,000.
- See Macedon.
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- proper n. An ancient Greek kingdom north of Thessaly, usually termed Macedon in English.
- proper n. The territory of the ancient kingdom, comprising of the Greek city of Thessaloniki and its surroundings.
- proper n. Republic of Macedonia, country in Europe. Provisionally designated by the UN and others as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
- proper n. The largest and second most populous region of Greece, comprising the regions of West Macedonia, Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace.
- proper n. The part of the region in south-western Bulgaria.
- proper n. The whole region including parts of SW Bulgaria, north Greece and south former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
- n. landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
From Ancient Greek Μακεδονία (Makedonia, "Macedonia"), from μακεδονία (makedonia, "highland"), from μακεδνός (makednos, "high, tall"). (Wiktionary)