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

  • See Godthåb.

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  • proper n. The capital city of the self-governing territory of Greenland.


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  • BP has already withdrawn from a planned new licensing round off Greenland rather than risk being banned by the government in Nuuk.

    Shetland deepwater wells likely to be approved in face of Greenpeace action

  • The tourist blurb in my hotel calls Nuuk "tiny," but also boasts of a "sprawling metropolis."

    NPR Topics: News

  • I've always been curious about Godthab - Greenland's capital, in fact, also known as Nuuk - but my impromptu trip is not mere tourism.

    Alanat News

  • Young speakers of Vietnamese use fun in Global English phrases like “have fun with game,” and Greenlandic teenagers in Nuuk seek fun by break-dancing.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Police spokesman Morten Nielsen said those arrested will be taken to Nuuk, the semiautonomous Danish territory's capital, and kept in detention.

    14 Greenpeace activists arrested on Greenland oil rig

  • The buzz around BIG's residential projects may soon spread to the firm's ambitious, far-flung cultural projects, including Greenland's National Gallery of Art, located in the island's capital Nuuk, and Kazakhstan's new National Library in Astana.

    Bjarke Ingels's BIG Ambitions

  • It has a university in the capital city of Nuuk, and a fully functioning primary and secondary school system in which the operating language is Greenlandic.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent participation in an Arctic Council meeting—a first—in Nuuk, Greenland was a good start.

    Time to Take Alaska Out of the Icebox

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to join fellow foreign ministers from the eight-nation Arctic Council on Thursday in Greenland's capital, Nuuk, for a meeting on polar region issues, including the receding Arctic ice cap.

    US Calls Arctic Council Meeting 'Historic'

  • The four wells will be drilled in the Atammik and Lady Franklin blocks to the west of the capital, Nuuk, and the Napariaq and Eqqua blocks in the southern Baffin Bay west Disko area, Cairn said.

    Cairn to Spend $600 Million on Greenland Oil Drilling


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