Definition of London in English:

London

Line breaks: Lon¦don
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌndən
 
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1The capital of the United Kingdom, situated in SE England on the River Thames; population (Greater London) 7,619,800 (est. 2008).

London was settled as a river port and trading centre, called Londinium, shortly after the Roman invasion of ad 43, and, since the Middle Ages, has been a flourishing centre. It is divided administratively into the City of London, which is the country’s financial centre, and thirty-two boroughs

2An industrial city in SW Ontario, Canada, situated to the north of Lake Erie; population 353,395 (2006).

Derivatives

Londoner

noun
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  • A mayoralty that focuses exclusively on particular areas will divide and disillusion Londoners.
  • They belong to all Londoners and should be protected for their use.
  • Their attack has driven Londoners closer together not farther apart, and made them still more proud of their city.

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