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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital and largest city of the United Kingdom, on the Thames River in southeast England. Greater London consists of 32 boroughs surrounding the City of London, built on the site of a Roman outpost named Londinium. Its growth as an important trade center dates from 886, under the rule of Alfred the Great. Since the Elizabethan period (1558–1603) London has dominated its country's political, economic, and cultural life.
  • A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, southwest of Toronto. It was settled in 1826.
  • John Griffith,American writer of rugged adventure novels, including The Call of the Wild (1903) and The Sea Wolf (1904).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The capital city of England.
  • noun (Med.) a paste made of caustic soda and unslacked lime; -- used as a caustic to destroy tumors and other morbid enlargements.
  • noun (Bot.) A name anciently given to the Sweet William.
  • noun (Bot.) a cruciferous plant (Sisymbrium Irio) which sprung up in London abundantly on the ruins of the great fire of 1667.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The capital city of the United Kingdom and of England, situated near the mouth of the River Thames in southeast England, with a metropolitan population of more than 12,000,000.
  • proper noun A city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with a population of approximately 300,000.
  • proper noun A city in Ohio, USA, with a population of approximately 9,000.
  • proper noun A city in Kentucky, USA, with a population of approximately 8,000.
  • proper noun A city in Arkansas, USA, with a population of approximately 900.
  • proper noun A city in California, USA, with a population of approximately 1,800.
  • proper noun A community in Texas, USA, with a population of approximately 180.
  • proper noun A community in West Virginia, USA.
  • proper noun A settlement in Kiribati, on Easter Island.
  • proper noun A habitational surname for someone from London

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)
  • noun the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center

Etymologies

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From Latin Londīnium.

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