Definitions

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

  • A city of western Georgia west-northwest of Tbilisi. The capital of ancient Colchis in the eighth century, it was taken by the Russians after 1773. Population: 185,000.

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  • proper n. Second largest city of Georgia, capital of Imereti province located on Rioni river. One of the oldest cities of Transcaucasia it has been a captial of many kingdoms, including Colchis and Abkhazia. Population: 185,965.

Etymologies

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From Georgian ქუთაისი (K’ut’aisi).

Examples

  • Years later, after they were both released, they met in Kutaisi, where the fellow insisted that my friend come to Batumi and meet his family.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • Zaur Alborov, an independent military observer told Utro. ru that a group of Ukrainian and Baltic mercenaries had been formed in Kutaisi.

    18 « August « 2008 « Niqnaq

  • Two people died in December when authorities blew up a Soviet war memorial in Georgia's second city of Kutaisi.

    Georgia Dismantles Stalin Monument

  • Putin, Burjanadze, and Moscow's Mayor Yuri Luzhkov also laid the foundation stone for a war memorial in Moscow identical to one in the Georgian city of Kutaisi that was demolished by Saakashvili last year.

    Russian Payback

  • Another free industrial zone in Kutaisi in western Georgia is already up and running, with Egyptian household goods manufacturer, Fresh, assembling gas cookers and water heaters there for export to Azerbaijan and Armenia.

    Georgia Port Gets Emirate Investment

  • MOSCOW — There were no reports of hostilities in the eastern part of Georgia on Friday, but Georgian troops in the western city of Kutaisi, some 50 miles from the Black Sea coast, said they were bracing as a Russian armored patrol advanced from the west.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Russia unveiled a stunning new memorial dedicated to Soviet troops who fought in World War II in Moscow, just one year after a similar monument was destroyed in the Georgian town of Kutaisi, Russia Today is reporting.

    Russia Rebuilds Memorial That Was Destroyed By Georgians

  • THE COLUMN OF TANKS and trucks lumbered from the Russian Black Sea military base toward the Georgian city of Kutaisi.

    Big Guns, But No Idea Where To Shoot

  • This is Kutaisi, the second largest city of Georgia, Kutaisi an hour away from Senaki and it's about three hours away from Tbilisi.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2008

  • The Georgian officials are telling us that they are not sure that those vehicles are actually on the way to Kutaisi or whether they will at some point turn off that road or indeed turn around.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2008

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