from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Spain, on the central plateau north-northeast of Toledo. Built on the site of a Moorish fortress captured in the 10th century, it became the capital in 1561 during the reign of Philip II and grew in importance and magnificence under the Bourbons in the 18th century. Madrid was a Loyalist stronghold during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Population: 3,130,000.
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- proper n. The capital city of Spain.
- proper n. The Spanish province Madrid, having the above as capital
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- n. the capital and largest city situated centrally in Spain; home of an outstanding art museum
From Spanish Madrid (Wiktionary)