American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital and largest city of Lithuania, in the southeast part of the country. Founded in the 10th century, it was frequently devastated by plagues, fires, and invasions from the 15th to the 18th century. Vilnius passed to Russia in 1795 and became a provincial capital (1801-1815). A center of Jewish learning in the 18th and 19th centuries, the city was occupied by Soviet troops in 1939 and by German troops from 1941 to 1944, during which time it was heavily damaged and the Jewish population exterminated. It became the capital of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1944 and of independent Lithuania in 1991. Population: 543,000.
- n. The capital of Lithuania.
- n. the capital and largest city of Lithuania; located in southeastern Lithuania
- From Lithuanian, after the Vilnia River, from vilnis ("wave"). (Wiktionary)
“VILNIUS - In Vilnius, if you're a fan of electroni ...”
“STATEMENT BY THE VICE PRESIDENT ON ADOPTED VILNIUS STATEMENT I welcome the statement adopted in Vilnius today by the governments of Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania,”
“Created by 2004 Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, this gorgeous metallic aircraft-like structure with crazy-shaped windows will be the new Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Vilnius,”
““All the necessary actions which were required has been taken by the Afghan government,” Gen. Wardak told reporters at a meeting of NATO defence ministers in Vilnius, Lithuania.”
“If you want to order bécasse or ortolan the next time you dine in Vilnius, you'll find this French - Lithuanian online dictionary useful.”
“The proposal has, however, been rejected by President Lech Kaczynski of Poland, who said in Vilnius the EU should build an army of 100,000 that would remain linked to Nato.”
“Ali Bernard pinned all four of her opponents in Vilnius, Lithuania, to win her second junior world title.”
“He studied in Vilnius and made his debut as a poet in 1933.”
“But in Vilnius, where I spent my school and university years, I had a strange, almost physical, feeling of being surrounded by ghosts, naturally because none of the people I knew before were there any longer, not even their children or their grandchildren.”
“We are looking for more such uses,” said Prime Minister Gediminas Kirkilas Monday in Vilnius when presenting the project which was “unrivalled elsewhere in Europe,” he said.”
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