Definitions

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

  • A province of eastern Canada. Originally the inhabited portion of New France along the St. Lawrence River, it became the Province of Quebec when it was awarded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. In 1771 it was divided into Upper Canada (now Ontario) and Lower Canada. The two provinces were reunited in 1841 as the Province of Canada and separated once again with Confederation in 1867. French influence has remained dominant. Quebec is the capital and Montreal the largest city.
  • The capital of Quebec, Canada, in the southern part of the province on the St. Lawrence River. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, it served as capital of New France before becoming a provincial capital under the British.

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  • noun The letter Q in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  • proper noun Province in eastern Canada.
  • proper noun Capital city of Quebec province.
  • proper noun The letter Q in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

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

  • noun the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
  • noun the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British

Etymologies

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From Algonquian kepék ("(it) narrows"), originally referred to the area around Quebec City where the Saint Lawrence River narrows to a cliff-lined gap.

Examples

  • In the course of 1805, one hundred and forty-six merchant vessels had been loaded at Quebec, and another newspaper, the _Quebec

    The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation Volume 1

  • _Canadien_ has always had its troubles; but, nevertheless, it continues to have influence in the Quebec district, and the same may be said of the _Journal de Quebec_, though the writer who first gave it power in politics is now keeping petty state in the infant Province of the West.

    The Intellectual Development of the Canadian People

  • The only original source now available for inditing that portion of the Duke's life spent in Quebec, is Neilson's old _Quebec Gazette_, supplemented with divers old traditions, not always reliable.

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

  • Traditions, venerable by their antiquity, told of the charms divine, of the conquests of a marvellously handsome Quebec beauty in the latter part of the last century: the _Catullus_ of 1783 thus begins his inspired lay in the _Quebec Gazette_ of that year:

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

  • Those who entertain that opinion will receive light on the subject by a careful perusal of various official reports issued just prior to the passing of the Quebec Act in 1774, and more especially of _A Cry from Quebec_, published at Montreal in 1809.

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion

  • QUEBEC - Hearings opened Tuesday on Bill 94, designed to offer guidelines to define reasonable accommodation in Quebec for religious differences, with the Quebec bar, representing lawyers, saying the bill changes nothing.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • QUEBEC - The Quebec police force has begun investigating a potential leak of the provincial budget.

    Market News

  • QUEBEC - The Quebec police force has begun investigating a potential leak of the provincial budget.

    Market News

  • QUEBEC - The makeup and mandate of a public inquiry into allegations of influence peddling in the naming of Quebec judges will top the agenda at the weekly meeting of the provincial cabinet Wednesday.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • QUEBEC - The makeup and mandate of a public inquiry into allegations of influence peddling in the naming of Quebec judges will top the agenda at the weekly meeting of the provincial cabinet Wednesday.

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