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Quebec Line breaks: Que¦bec
Pronunciation: /kwɪˈbɛk/

Definition of Quebec in English:

1A heavily forested province in eastern Canada; population 7,546,131 (2006). It was settled by the French in 1608, ceded to the British in 1763, and became one of the original four provinces in the Dominion of Canada in 1867. The majority of its residents are French-speaking and it is a focal point of the French-Canadian nationalist movement, which advocates independence for Quebec. French name Québeckebɛk.
1.1 (also Quebec City) The capital city of Quebec, a port on the St Lawrence River; population 491,142 (2006). Founded in 1608, it is Canada’s oldest city. It was captured from the French by a British force in 1759 after the battle of the Plains of Abraham, and became capital of Lower Canada (later Quebec) in 1791.
2A code word representing the letter Q, used in radio communication.
Example sentences
  • Roger, here's what we need: 2 kilos of Sierra-Quebec-Uniform-Alfa-Sierra-Hotel
  • Papa-Yankee-Quebec 843, calling Zulu-Victor-Quebec 317, Over.
  • For example if I wanted to say, ADPQE, it would be much clearer if I say Alpha, Delta, Papa, Quebec, Echo


(also Quebecer) noun
Example sentences
  • ‘All of this demonstrates to Quebeckers that federalism works,’ he said.
  • In a June 1996 Angus Reid poll, 64% of Quebeckers and 52% of Atlantic Canadians said they wanted a more active government.
  • Simply put, most Quebeckers didn't want to break with Canada, and the exceptional conditions that had led to an unexpected surge of nationalistic fervour in the last two weeks of the referendum campaign were now absent.
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