Definitions

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

  • The capital of Macedonia, in the north-central part of the country on the Vardar River. Dating from Roman times, it was under Turkish control from 1392 until 1913. The city was incorporated into Yugoslavia after World War I and became (1946) the capital of the constituent republic of Macedonia, which declared its independence in 1992. Population: 467,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of the Republic of Macedonia (the country also known known as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).
  • proper n. Republic of Macedonia, especially in the Greek media.

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

  • n. capital of modern Macedonia

Etymologies

Romanization of Macedonian Скопје (Skópje). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (SKOPJE) - Now is the time for Athens and Skopje to resolve their 19-year old dispute over the use of the name Macedonia, EU enlargement chief Stefan Fuele said Friday.

    EU News

  • (SKOPJE) - Austria's Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger on Friday offered his country's help in solving the 18-year-long name dispute between Macedonia and Greece that has prevented Skopje from joining the EU and NATO.

    EU News

  • (SKOPJE) - Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Friday he did not expect a Greek veto on Macedonia's bid to join the European Union because of an 18-year-old name dispute between Athens and Skopje.

    EU News

  • Kids performing karate kata during Sakura celebration in Skopje, Macedonia.

    Global Voices in English » Macedonia: Celebrating Sakura Becomes a Tradition

  • Sakura, the annual celebration of cherry blossoms through display of elements of Japanese culture, took place in Skopje, Macedonia, on April 25.

    Global Voices in English » Macedonia: Celebrating Sakura Becomes a Tradition

  • Origami workshop during the celebration of Sakura in Skopje, Macedonia.

    Global Voices in English » Macedonia: Celebrating Sakura Becomes a Tradition

  • Archaeological Diary informs [MKD] about the opening of the official website [MKD] for governmental Program for Revitalization of the Old Bazaar in Skopje, one of the most significant cultural treasures from the Ottoman period.

    Global Voices in English » Macedonia: Celebrating Sakura Becomes a Tradition

  • Mother Teresa, an ethnic Albanian, was born in Skopje, now part of Macedonia.

    India Not Giving Up Mother Teresa

  • She and Pekar portray well her fascination with this paradoxical, contradictory country, exploring Skopje and Tetovo with excursions to Belgrade and Pristina, and I found much to agree with - the curious mixture of paranoia and pessimism which otherwise enlightened individuals sometimes display; the Hotel Ambasador and the Irish Pub in Skopje, the Hotel Moskva in Belgrade, the attitudes of the international officials involved with the local process.

    2008 Movies 1) Odd Man Out

  • The skiing around Skopje is quite nice if you are a Byzantine enthusiast.

    Matthew Yglesias » Krakow

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