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

  • Formerly E·do (ĕdˈō)Tokyo The capital and largest city of Japan, in east-central Honshu on Tokyo Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Founded in the 12th century as Edo, Tokyo became the imperial capital in 1868. Much of the city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1923 and by bombing raids during World War II. Population: 8,540,000.

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  • proper n. Capital of Japan.

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

  • n. the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan


From Japanese (tō, "eastern") + (kyō, "capital"). (Wiktionary)



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