Definition of Macedonia

1. Noun. Landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Geographical relationships: Battle Of Philippi, Philippi
Generic synonyms: Balkan Country, Balkan Nation, Balkan State
Group relationships: Balkan Peninsula, Balkans
Terms within: Skopje, Skoplje, Uskub
Derivative terms: Macedonian

2. Noun. The ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria.
Exact synonyms: Macedon, Makedonija
Geographical relationships: Battle Of Pydna, Pydna
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Balkan Peninsula, Balkans
Member holonyms: Macedonian

Definition of Macedonia

1. Proper noun. An ancient Greek kingdom north of Thessaly, usually termed Macedon in English. ¹

2. Proper noun. The territory of the ancient kingdom, comprising of the Greek city of Thessaloniki and its surroundings. ¹

3. Proper noun. Republic of Macedonia, country in Europe. Provisionally designated by the UN and others as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. ¹

4. Proper noun. The largest and second most populous region of Greece, comprising the regions of West Macedonia, Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace. ¹

5. Proper noun. The part of the region in south-western Bulgaria. ¹

6. Proper noun. The whole region including parts of SW Bulgaria, north Greece and south former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macedonia

Macchiavello's stain
Maccy D's
Macdonald polynomial
Macdonald polynomials
Macedonian War
Macewen's sign
Macewen's symptom
Macewen's triangle
Macgillycuddy's Reeks

Literary usage of Macedonia

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The root of the trouble lay in macedonia (qv), where the long-misruled and tortured ... At the beginning of 1912 the condition of macedonia pointed to an ..."

2. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"PART II. however were opened to him in macedonia by the death of Kas- BO ... Antipater slew his mother macedonia. Thessalonike, and threatened the life of ..."

3. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"OF macedonia The man for whom macedonia had waited long came at last. ... But now the hour of macedonia has come, and we must look more closely at the ..."

4. The Englishman's Greek Concordance of the New Testament: Being an Attempt at by George V. Wigram (1870)
"Come over into macedonia, we endeavoured to go into macedonia, of that part of macedonia, were come from macedonia, when he had passed through macedonia So ..."

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