from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Se·bas·to·pol (sə-băsˈtə-pōlˌ)Sevastopol A city of southern Ukraine in the Crimea on the Black Sea west of Yalta. Founded on the site of an ancient Greek colony, it became Russia's principal Black Sea naval base after the late 18th century. The city resisted lengthy sieges during the Crimean War and World War II. Population: 340,000.
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- proper n. A port city in the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine, base of the Black Sea Fleet.
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- n. a city in southern Ukraine on the Black Sea
Late 18th century. From Ukrainian and Russian Севастополь (Sevastópol’), from Greek Σεβαστόπολις (Sevastopolis) < σεβαστός (sebastós, "august") + πόλις (pólis, "city"), probably after Empress (=Augusta) Catherine II of Russia. (Wiktionary)