Definitions

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

  • The capital and largest city of Spain, on the central plateau north-northeast of Toledo. Built on the site of a Moorish fortress captured in the 10th century, it became the capital in 1561 during the reign of Philip II and grew in importance and magnificence under the Bourbons in the 18th century. Madrid was a Loyalist stronghold during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Population: 3,130,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Spain.
  • proper n. The Spanish province Madrid, having the above as capital

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

  • n. the capital and largest city situated centrally in Spain; home of an outstanding art museum

Etymologies

From Spanish Madrid (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • MADRID — A Madrid court has dismissed charges of copyright infringement by Google Inc. 's YouTube website brought by Spanish television broadcaster Gestevisi ó n Telecinco SA, the court said in a statement Thursday.

    Spanish Court Dismisses Copyright Charges Against YouTube

  • AL GOODMAN, CNN MADRID BUREAU CHIEF: I'm Al Goodman in Madrid, outside an unemployment office, where the lines are much longer than a year ago.

    CNN Transcript Sep 14, 2009

  • AL GOODMAN, MADRID BUREAU CHIEF: I'm Al Goodman in Madrid, along with Armando de Leon Sartello (ph) and his youngest son, Lucas (ph), who, along with their whole family, are grappling with the rising food prices in Spain.

    CNN Transcript Apr 23, 2008

  • AL GOODMAN, CNN MADRID BUREAU CHIEF: According to the judge at the courthouse behind me, after the arraignments this Wednesday in Madrid, he is holding 10 men as a suspected terrorist cell.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2008

  • MADRID -- A Spanish court's sentencing yesterday of 21 people for Europe's worst terrorist attack ended three years of police investigations in the wake of the 2004 Madrid train bombings, but left open the bigger questions of who planned the attack and why.

    Madrid Convictions Don't End Questions

  • AL GOODMAN, CNN MADRID BUREAU CHIEF (voice over): Unprecedented security at the courthouse, a huge police presence, even an armored vehicle, as vans brought in the defendants accused of mass murder in the Madrid train bombings three years ago that killed 191 people and wounded 1,800.

    CNN Transcript Feb 15, 2007

  • AL GOODMAN, CNN MADRID BUREAU CHIEF (voice-over): Like London this morning, commuters in Madrid had no warning last year.

    CNN Transcript Jul 8, 2005

  • AL GOODMAN, CNN MADRID BUREAU CHIEF: As the day wears on here in Madrid, the death toll steadily climbing.

    CNN Transcript Mar 11, 2004

  • AL GOODMAN, CNN MADRID BUREAU CHIEF: More than 100 dead here in Madrid at the commuter hour, just before 8: 00 local time, as commuter trains packed with people coming to work in the capital were struck without warning.

    CNN Transcript Dec 31, 2004

  • The "Consejo de Filipinas," in Madrid, had given a favourable report dated May 12, 1879, and published in the _Gaceta de Madrid_ of July 13, 1879.

    The Philippine Islands

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