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

  • A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on Osaka Bay south-southwest of Kyoto. A port and manufacturing center, it was almost entirely rebuilt after World War II. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1995. Population: 1,530,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Honshū, Japan, capital of Hyōgo prefecture.

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  • n. a port city in Japan on Osaka Bay in southern Honshu; was damaged by an earthquake in 1995


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From Japanese 神戸 (こうべ, Kōbe).


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