from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northwest Russia on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703 as St. Petersburg, it soon flourished as his "window on Europe” and became the capital of Russia in 1712. By the mid-19th century it was Russia's leading seaport and a major center of commerce, industry, and culture. The original locus of the 1917 Russian Revolution, it was replaced by Moscow as capital in 1918. Population: 4,600,000.
- A city of west-central Florida on Tampa Bay south-southwest of Tampa. Settled in the mid-1800s, it is a port of entry and popular resort. Population: 248,000.
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- proper n. A major city in Russia, known between 1914 and 1924 as Petrograd and between 1924 and 1991 as Leningrad, and former capital of Russia (1713-1728, 1732-1918).
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- n. a city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia
- n. a city in western Florida on Tampa Bay; a popular winter resort
English translation of Russian Санкт-Петербург (Sankt-Peterbúrg), from German Sankt Petersburg ("Saint Peter's City"), referring to Saint Peter the Apostle and alluding to its founder Tsar Peter the Great. (Wiktionary)
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