Definitions

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

  • A country of southeast Asia comprising Singapore Island and adjacent smaller islands. A trading center as early as the 14th century, Singapore was later part of Johor, a region of the southern Malay Peninsula, under the Malacca Sultanate. The island of Singapore was ceded to the British East India Company in 1819, and the city was founded the same year by Sir Thomas Raffles. The British took complete control in 1824 and added Singapore to the newly formed Straits Settlements in 1826. During World War II it was held by the Japanese (1942–1945) before being retaken by the British. Singapore became a crown colony in 1946, a self-governing state in 1959, part of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963, and a fully independent republic in 1965. The city of Singapore is the capital.

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  • proper noun An island city state in Southeast Asia located off the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula; a former British crown colony. Official name: Republic of Singapore.

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  • noun the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
  • noun an island to the south of the Malay Peninsula
  • noun a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965

Etymologies

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Via Malay singa ("lion") and pura ("city"), from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá, "lion") and पुर (pura, "city").

Examples

  • SINGAPORE - Uneasy about relying on water imported from Malaysia and determined to sustain its booming growth, Singapore devotes much effort to innovative water planning.

    Philip Seib: Considering Water Diplomacy

  • SINGAPORE - Uneasy about relying on water imported from Malaysia and determined to sustain its booming growth, Singapore devotes much effort to innovative water planning.

    Philip Seib: Considering Water Diplomacy

  • SINGAPORE mdash; Singapore released on bail Tuesday a British author arrested two days earlier as part of a criminal defamation investigation related to his book ...

    Singapore Releases British Author Accused Of Defamation

  • SINGAPORE By Cris Prystay Whenever Sydney resident Priya Jaikumar flies to London, she always schedules a two-day stopover in Singapore to get her India fix.

    Foreign Places

  • Hong Kong Exchange Gains Favor SINGAPORE -- Shares of Singapore Exchange -- which operates the country's stock market -- have lost almost half their value in the past six months, far more than the broader Singapore market.

    As SGX Outlook Remains Cloudy,

  • LEE HSIEN LOONG, SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER: Singapore is very happy that America has a stake in the region and is growing the stake in the region.

    CNN Transcript Nov 16, 2006

  • SINGAPORE: An Indian national, identified merely as "a male activist," has been denied entry into Singapore and deported on the ground that he "posed a potential security and public order threat to the annual meetings" of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) Group.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • SINGAPORE: An Indian national, identified merely as "a male activist," has been denied entry into Singapore and deported on the ground that he "posed a potential security and public order threat to the annual meetings" of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) Group.

    Singapore deports Indian activist who had gone to protest against the IMF and World Bank

  • JAMES BOYD, SINGAPORE AIRLINES: ... for the Americas, and we're here to give your some information on Singapore Flight No. 6, which this morning has an aborted takeoff.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Singapore Airlines 747 Crashes in Taiwan; Number of Fatalities Unknown - October 31, 2000

  • SINGAPORE - Singapore said it was issuing health alert notices to all visitors arriving on direct flights from Africa continent as

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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  • Sin + gap + ore and sing + a + pore.

    February 25, 2017