Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest city of South Korea, in the northwest part of the country east of Inchon. Founded in the 14th century, it became the country's capital in 1948 and was twice occupied by Communist forces during the Korean War. Population: 9,820,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of South Korea.

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  • n. the capital of South Korea and the largest city of Asia; located in northwestern South Korea

Etymologies

From Korean 서울 (seoul, "capital city"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Have Sidetracked Government SEOUL -- An estimated 50,000 people marched in Seoul Saturday, continuing a two-month-long antigovernment campaign that has battered South Korea's new president.

    South Koreans Fear That Protests

  • SEOUL, May 16 Reuters – South Korean police said on Friday they had found four dead bodies at a compound run by a religious sect north of the capital Seoul, possibly murdered as part of a reincarnation ritual.

    Four bodies found at South Korean religious sect

  • Residency-General in Seoul, the _Seoul Press_, made the best excuse it could.

    Korea's Fight for Freedom

  • (SEOUL, South Korea) - North Korea has informed Seoul that it may discharge dam water into

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • SEOUL, June 11 (Reuters) - Seoul shares opened 1.4 percent higher on Friday after firm rises on Wall Street, with stronger than expected U.S. job data boosting sentiment and prompting buying by foreign investors.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • January 15th, 2010 SEOUL - North Korea Friday threatened to cut off all dialogue with South Korea following reports that Seoul had revised a contingency plan to deal with the potential collapse of Pyongyang's Stalinist regime.

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  • Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 7: 47 p.m. SEOUL, South Korea - Authorities arrested two North Koreans for allegedly posing as defectors to South Korea and plotting to assassinate the top-ranked North Korean official ever to defect to Seoul, officials said Wednesday.

    Fore, right!

  • SEOUL: Seoul on Sunday rejected Pyongyang's demand that South Korean officials come to a North Korean resort where the North is about to freeze South Korean assets, worsening bilateral ties.

    Channel NewsAsia Front Page News

  • SEOUL, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Seoul shares may trade in a tight range on Tuesday after losses on Wall Street amid deepening worries about Eurozone debt, with Kumho Industrial followed as shares resume trading after a suspension.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • SEOUL, April 13 (Reuters) - Seoul shares turned slightly lower on Tuesday, with

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

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