from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A province of eastern Canada. It joined the confederacy in 1867. The region was first explored and claimed for France by Jacques Cartier (1534) and Samuel de Champlain (1608) and was made a royal colony, known as New France, by Louis XIV in 1663. Conflict between the French and British for control of the territory ended in 1763 when Great Britain was given sovereignty, but the French influence has remained dominant. Quebec is the capital and Montreal the largest city. Population: 7,550,000.
- The capital of Quebec, Canada, in the southern part of the province on the St. Lawrence River. Champlain established a colony in its Lower Town in 1608. British forces under General Wolfe defeated the French forces led by General Montcalm at the Plains of Abraham here in 1759. The city is today a popular tourist center. Population: 491,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The letter Q in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- proper n. Province in eastern Canada.
- proper n. Capital city of Quebec province.
- proper n. The letter Q in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
- n. the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British
From Algonquian kepék ("(it) narrows"), originally referred to the area around Quebec City where the Saint Lawrence River narrows to a cliff-lined gap. (Wiktionary)