Definition of Istanbul

1. Noun. The largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church.




Definition of Istanbul

1. Proper noun. Largest city of Turkey and last capital of Ottoman Empire. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Istanbul

Israeli
Israeli Defense Force
Israeli Sign Language
Israeli monetary unit
Israelis
Israelite
Israelites
Israelitess
Israelitesses
Israelitic
Issa
Issachar
Issas
Issue
Issus
Istanbul
Istanbul twist
Istanbulite
Isthmian Games
Isthmus-Mecayapan Nahuatl
Isthmus Zapotec
Isthmus of Corinth
Isthmus of Kra
Isthmus of Panama
Isthmus of Suez
Isthmus of Tehuantepec
Istiophoridae
Istiophorus
Istiophorus albicans
Istria

Literary usage of Istanbul

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cruising the Mediterranean: A Guide to the Ports of Call by Larry H. Ludmer (2002)
"The Ottoman sultans were the successors to the splendors of istanbul and their ... Although modern-day Turkey has moved the capital to Ankara, istanbul is ..."

2. The Papacy and the Levant (1204-1571). by Kenneth M. Setton (1984)
"When Cornelius Schepper returned from his second mission to istanbul, it was finally learned that Gritti had left the Turkish capital on 19 June (1534), ..."

3. Turkey: Violations of Free Expression in Turkey by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Christopher Panico, Human Rights Watch (1999)
"In March 1991, Mr. Duran published articles based on the interview in the center-left istanbul daily Cumhuriyet.1''5 No prosecution followed. ..."

4. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1832)
"tA more satisfactory derivation of the name " istanbul " is offered in the ... We may trace istanbul with cer. tainty (for some vague conjectures have been ..."

5. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"From Bombay we had been scheduled to go to istanbul via Teheran. Finally a substitute arrangement was made according to which we would take a Pan American ..."

6. Denying Human Rights and Ethnic Identity: The Greeks of Turkey by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Whitman (1992)
"Of the 2000 in istanbul, according to the Constantinopolitan Society in Athens, 350 are elderly or mentally disabled people living in institutions supported ..."

7. OECD Economic Surveys: Turkey by OECD Staff (2004)
"... (Origins of and Solutions to Corruption- Business Sector's View), istanbul. Transparency International (2003), Corruption Perception Indexes in 2003. ..."

8. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"The airports at istanbul, Ankara and Adana have been Improved to PJ. ... istanbul contains the celebrated Mosque of St. Sophia, since 1934 a museum of ..."

9. Cruising the Mediterranean: A Guide to the Ports of Call by Larry H. Ludmer (2002)
"The Ottoman sultans were the successors to the splendors of istanbul and their ... Although modern-day Turkey has moved the capital to Ankara, istanbul is ..."

10. The Papacy and the Levant (1204-1571). by Kenneth M. Setton (1984)
"When Cornelius Schepper returned from his second mission to istanbul, it was finally learned that Gritti had left the Turkish capital on 19 June (1534), ..."

11. Turkey: Violations of Free Expression in Turkey by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Christopher Panico, Human Rights Watch (1999)
"In March 1991, Mr. Duran published articles based on the interview in the center-left istanbul daily Cumhuriyet.1''5 No prosecution followed. ..."

12. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1832)
"tA more satisfactory derivation of the name " istanbul " is offered in the ... We may trace istanbul with cer. tainty (for some vague conjectures have been ..."

13. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"From Bombay we had been scheduled to go to istanbul via Teheran. Finally a substitute arrangement was made according to which we would take a Pan American ..."

14. Denying Human Rights and Ethnic Identity: The Greeks of Turkey by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Whitman (1992)
"Of the 2000 in istanbul, according to the Constantinopolitan Society in Athens, 350 are elderly or mentally disabled people living in institutions supported ..."

15. OECD Economic Surveys: Turkey by OECD Staff (2004)
"... (Origins of and Solutions to Corruption- Business Sector's View), istanbul. Transparency International (2003), Corruption Perception Indexes in 2003. ..."

16. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"The airports at istanbul, Ankara and Adana have been Improved to PJ. ... istanbul contains the celebrated Mosque of St. Sophia, since 1934 a museum of ..."

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