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

  • A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on Osaka Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Osaka was the leading commercial center of Japan during the feudal period and today is highly industrialized. Population: 2,640,000.

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  • proper n. a city in Honshū, Japan.
  • proper n. a prefecture, Japan.

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

  • n. port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan


From Japanese 大阪 (おおさか, Ōsaka, "large hill"). (Wiktionary)



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